44th President elect, Mr. Barack Obama is being inaugurated tomorrow. Mr. Obama will wear a tuxedo made by Chicago based tailor Hart Schaffner & Marx. The business was started by Harry and Max Hart in 1872 as a small men’s clothing shop on State Street. Hart Schaffner & Marx has always manufactured it’s suits and menswear in union shops here in the United States of America. To celebrate Mr. Obama’s selection of Hart Schaffner & Marx and to support unionized labor, here is a look back at some great Hart Schaffner & Marx ads from the 1940’s – 1960’s. I found these on Ebay.

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1961 - Photograph by Richard Avedon

1961 - Photograph by Richard Avedon

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