Men’s Wearhouse Continues to Battle Unemployment with Sixth Annual National Suit Drive

  Men’s Wearhouse Continues to Battle Unemployment with Sixth Annual National
  Suit Drive

  Company aims to collect 150,000 professional clothing items for Americans
                          re-entering the workforce

Business Wire

FREMONT, Calif. -- July 2, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) announced today the launch of its sixth annual
National Suit Drive with a goal to collect 150,000 gently used professional
clothing items through July 31, to give unemployed men a chance to look their
best as they re-enter the workforce. Each year, National Suit Drive, the
nation’s largest collection of business attire for men, encourages Americans
to donate their gently used business wear to help give a fresh start to
millions of disadvantaged workers still facing unemployment.

In its first five years, the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive collected
more than half a million pieces of business attire, including 120,000 suits,
which helped thousands of men confidently re-enter the workforce.

“The Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive provides opportunity to those who are
less fortunate,” said Doug Ewert, President and Chief Executive Officer at
Men’s Wearhouse. “A suit isn’t just about the outward appearance; it’s about
bringing out the best in a man to give him the confidence to move toward

Although the national unemployment rate has begun to decline, 11.8 million
Americans are still out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor

To battle unemployment, Men’s Wearhouse has partnered with more than 150
nonprofit organizations around the country. These partner organizations
distribute the clothing donations collected through the National Suit Drive to
unemployed men and women in need. The local nonprofit partners also prepare
these men and women to re-enter the job market through résumé-building
workshops, interview preparation, and employment training programs.

To donate clothing to the National Suit Drive, patrons may go to any one of
more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse stores around the country to contribute their
gently used men’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. Women’s
professional clothing items are accepted as well. This year, dress shoes and
big and tall business attire are in especially high demand. Donors may also
make a monetary contribution to the cause by donating directly to a
participating nonprofit organization. Monetary donations are accepted online
at or at any Men’s Wearhouse location. All donors will
receive a tax receipt.

As a thank-you, clothing donors will receive a coupon for 50% off the regular
price of retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, and Everyday Low Price
items) for their next Men’s Wearhouse purchase.

To help raise awareness for the National Suit Drive, visit the Men’s Wearhouse
Facebook page to share images and videos and to track donations with a live
donations counter. Follow the conversation on Twitter @MensWearhouse for
real-time updates with #giveasuit. For every National Suit Drive mention on
Facebook and Twitter, Men’s Wearhouse will contribute $1 (up to $20,000) to
the cause.

For more information, visit

About Men’s Wearhouse

Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty
retailers of men’s apparel with 1,141 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and
K&G stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and
accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise brands 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 in the United States and Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the
United Kingdom. For additional information on Men’s Wearhouse, please visit
the Company’s websites at,,,, and


Caitlyn Reddington, 336-774-9303
Online Media Room and Photos: 2013 National Suit Drive Media Room
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