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Obama is a Burberry Man

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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UNAMERICAN FINERY Barack Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, who some people feel isn't qualified to be leader of the free world because he knows what arugula is, may have once been a Men's Vogue coverboy, but he's no clotheshorse. He buys his suits off the rack! At, um, Burberry.

Obama seemingly admitted as much to a Philadelphia Daily News reporter last month, adding that Chicago tailor Hart Schaffner Marx had offered to make him some suits, but he can never find time for fittings. Perhaps he should have found time: suits by Marx actually average around $700, which is about $200 less than a basic Burberry. (We assume he's not dropping $2k for a high-end model.)

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