by Brian Lipton


Nick Cannon makes a Suit Drive donation at his local Men's Wearhouse store (PRNewsFoto/Men's Wearhouse)

Men’s Wearhouse has announced that this year’s National Suit Drive, which was held in July, collected a record-breaking 260,000 items of clothing.

More than 800 Men’s Wearhouse stores across the nation participated in the event. All the clothing donations that were collected were given to unemployed men and women across the country in need of new wardrobes, while donors received 50 percent off their next purchase of select regular-priced retail items.

Earlier this year, TV host and producer Nick Cannon partnered with Men’s Wearhouse to call attention to the program, both by making a personal donation and encouraging Americans to clean out their closets. “I’ve worn many different ‘suits’ over the course of my career – as a musician, an actor, a record producer – and no matter the task at hand, feeling and looking confident is key,” he said. “A suit can bring that pep in your step to perform at your personal best.”

The company was thrilled with the results. “Our customers made this a record year for the National Suit Drive and their donations will help change lives. Together, we are giving men and women across the country the confidence they need for a new beginning,” said Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc, which owns Men’s Wearhouse. “We thank our customers, as well as our network of non-profit partners who support our communities across the country.”

Added Susie Tuttle, manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for Working Wardrobes: “Confidence is key in making a first impression. Thanks to the tremendous response to this year’s drive, our clients are able to approach their next interview with the confidence they need.”