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11/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Suit Lifts Hartmarx Sales

Shoppers have started asking for the Obama suit -- the navy blue, worsted-wool, two-button suit that Chicago's Hartmarx tailored just for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama.

Even Hartmarx CEO Homi Patel bought four of them.

The Hart Schaffner Marx suits are sold at retail as the Gold Trumpeter collection. In department stores, they go for $1,500 apiece.

Now, Obama has bought two more of the suits in blue and three in gray -- all the same silhouette and material -- single-breasted, 97 percent worsted wool and 3 percent cashmere. The pleated pants have an inch-and-a-quarter cuffs.

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