Joseph Abboud Joins Men's Wearhouse as Chief Creative Director
Iconic Designer to Bring Thirty Years of Experience to the Largest Menswear
Specialty Retailer in North America
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012
FREMONT,Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) is
pleased to announce that award-winning menswear designer Joseph Abboud has
been named the company's Chief Creative Director. Abboud, who has more than
three decades' experience in the men's fashion industry, brings the retail
leader his passion for designing unique, timeless apparel and brands that
reflect the modern man.
In his new role, Abboud will leverage his extensive industry and design
knowledge to work directly with Men's Wearhouse's merchants and sourcing team
to enhance and improve the company's offerings. Abboud will bring to consumers
innovative concepts, including Jaz, his collection of American luxury
menswear, while developing new brands for Men's Wearhouse.
"I am excited to have Joseph join our team and bring his talents to our
organization," said Doug Ewert, President and Chief Executive Officer at Men's
Wearhouse. "By marrying the largest menswear specialty retailer with Joseph
Abboud's vision and ability, the brand will be even better positioned to bring
contemporary, well-made menswear directly to our customers at great prices."
Prior to Men's Wearhouse, Abboud served as the Chief Creative Officer of HMX
Group, where he led the creative direction and modernization of iconic apparel
brands including Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Coppley, and Bobby
Jones. Earlier in his career, Abboud served a twelve-year tenure with high-end
clothing store, Louis Boston, before going on to design for Polo Ralph Lauren
and eventually launching his own clothing collection.
"I am very excited to partner with Doug Ewert and his team at Men's Wearhouse
to take menswear specialty retail to a new level and to continue with George
Zimmer's vision of great quality, great service, and, of course, great value,"
Abboud said. "Coming full circle, this is also a great opportunity for me to
return to retail, where I hope to bring new ideas and innovative concepts
directly to the consumer, including the launch of my Jaz collection."
About Men's Wearhouse
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one ofNorth America's largest specialty
retailers of men's apparel, with 1,144 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moores,
and K&G stores carry a full selection of men's designer, brand name, and
private label suits, sport coats, furnishings, and accessories, and Men's
Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection.Most K&G stores carry a
full selection of women's apparel.Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's
Wearhouse, Moores, and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores.Additionally, Men's
Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of
Twin Hill inthe United Statesand Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the
United Kingdom.For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit
the company's websites at www.menswearhouse.com, www.kgstores.com,
SOURCE Men's Wearhouse
Contact: Anna Sowa, Mullen, +1-336-774-9312, ASowa@mullen.com
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