Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama's suit maker files for Chapter 11

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:45 PM

In economic times as hard as these, it doesn't even help to dress the president on an historic Inauguration Day.


Hartmarx Corp., the Chicago parent of prominent apparel brands like Hart Schaffner Marx, Hickey-Freeman and many others, said late on Friday that it filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of federal bankruptcy law.

Hartmarx is President Barack Obama's suit maker, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported that the company made the tux, topcoat and suit for his Jan. 20 inauguration

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