On July 1, national retailer Men’s Wearhouse will team up with fashion expert and television personality television personality Tan France to kick off its 11th annual Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that collects gently-used professional clothing for Americans transitioning into the workforce.
People can donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at more than 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, custom and Exceptional Value items).
Donations collected at Men’s Wearhouse stores throughout July will be distributed to more than 150 local non-profit organizations across the country that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. Over the past ten years, the Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive has collected more than 1.6 million items of professional clothing.
France, who stars on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” knows that a well-fitting suit offers more than great style – it’s a catalyst for looking and feeling confident. “As a stylist, my goal is to help people be the best version of themselves. The Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive shares this mission, giving Americans the opportunity to put their best foot forward as they seek employment,” said France. “Each donation to the Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive represents a new beginning. It provides a chance to ‘outfit’ someone with the courage and spirit to nail a job interview.”
Adds Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc:. “A suit gives men and women reentering the workforce the chance to enter the room confidently and make a solid first impression in a job interview. In a competitive job market, poise and self-assurance can be deciding factors in who gets the job.”