Men's Wearhouse Founder Says Jos. A. Bank Deal Was Bound to Fail

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George Zimmer, the ousted founder of Men’s Wearhouse, says the Jos. A. Bank deal was always 'ill-fated.'

Photographer: Peter Earl McCollough/The New York Times via Redux

Men’s Wearhouse Inc. founder and longtime pitchman George Zimmer, who was fired by the retailer in 2013, said the company’s merger with Jos. A. Bank was doomed from the start.

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