FREMONT, Calif., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 1, Men's Wearhouse launches its 10th annual National Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that collects gently-used professional clothing for Americans transitioning back into the workforce.
Donations collected at Men's Wearhouse stores throughout July will be distributed to over 170 local non-profit organizations across the country that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. Over the past nine years, the National Suit Drive has collected more than 1.3 million items of professional clothing.
"In a job interview, confidence can be the deciding factor that helps land you the job," said Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc. "Putting on a suit gives you that confidence to make a great first impression, and the National Suit Drive provides men the opportunity to look and feel their best as they take the next step in their career. In our tenth year, we're hopeful to collect more donations than ever before."
People can donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men's and women's suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at over 750 Men's Wearhouse locations across the country. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance and Exceptional Value items).
"Wearing the right suit not only enhances your outer appearance, it boosts your mindset as well," said Joseph Abboud, award-winning designer and Chief Creative Director of Tailored Brands, Inc. "That's what the National Suit Drive is about – helping people get that boost to feel their best, secure the job, and fulfill their dreams."
#GIVEASUIT AND GET SOCIAL To help drive awareness of the National Suit Drive, @menswearhouse is encouraging followers to spread the word by using #GiveASuit. They will be partnering with content creators across the country to share personal donation stories and inspire others to help those in need.
About Men's Wearhouse Founded in 1973 and a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD), Men's Wearhouse is the largest specialty retailer of men's apparel and rental product in the U.S. with over 750 stores, including Men's Wearhouse and Tux, nationwide. Men's Wearhouse carries a full selection of suits, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, footwear and accessories in non-exclusive and exclusive merchandise brands such as Joseph Abboud, AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole, BLACK by Vera Wang, among others. Tuxedo and suit rentals are available at both Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores, which also offers a limited selection of retail merchandise, and Men's Wearhouse stores nationwide.