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Men's Wearhouse Fires Founder and Pitchman George Zimmer

Zimmer, founder and former executive chairman of Men's Wearhouse
Zimmer, founder and former executive chairman of Men's WearhousePhotograph by Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

You’ll be surprised by this news, I guarantee it: Men’s Wearhouse has fired founder and chairman George Zimmer, the bearded icon of 28 years of company television commercials. The apparel company also postponed its annual shareholders meeting, set for today, so it could renominate its board, sans Zimmer, who is best known for his catchphrase: “You’re going to like the way you look—I guarantee it.”

According to CNBC, Zimmer said the board was seeking to “silence” his concerns about the company: