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Quickies: What Obama wore, who's wearing Obama, Julia Roberts & Armani against AIDS, and more

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Wondering who made Barack Obama's impeccable bespoke suit he wore during his killer speech at the DNC last night?
In a move of socio-conscious fashion and style, Obama chose to wear Hartmax Corp label Hart Schaffner Marx, which only employs union workers. [The Cut]

Union workers weren't the only ones to get Obama's support; he also generously lent his pretty-little-face to a pair of Andrew Christian underwear. To help move the masses, Christian also set up a photo shoot with some of daytime TV's sexiest stars, all in Obama-faced undies. Can we see ourselves in a pair? Yes, we can. [Towleroad]

At it again are Julia Roberts and Giorgio Armani, this time in the fight against AIDS. Roberts designed a limited edition t-shirt for the label that will sell for $145, with 40 percent of the gross profit margin going to The Global Fund, which finances AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs in Africa. $145 might seem steep for a t-shirt, but we'd say the benefits are well worth it. [WWD]

The trade shows are underway in Las Vegas, which means we're on trend watch. One of the most prominent? The Japanese obsession with American workwear. First karaoke...now this?! [Material Interest]

Eh, it's not the first place we'd go for fashion advice, but, being that we're of the open minded community, we might take a look at Playboy's new men's fashion advice section on Playboy.com. Clothed straight men are better than the other alternative offered on the site, no? [WWD]

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