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|The Men's Wearhouse, Inc., began operations in 1973 as a partnership and was incorporated as The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. under the laws of Texas in May 1974. The Company is a specialty retailer of men’s suits and a provider of tuxedo rental product in the United States and Canada. At February 2, 2013, the company operated 1,143 retail stores, with 1,023 stores in the U.S. and 120 stores in Canada. Its U.S. retail stores are operated under the brand names of Men's Wearhouse (638 stores), Men's Wearhouse and Tux (288 stores) and K&G (97 stores) in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Canadian stores are operated under the brand name of Moores Clothing for Men in ten provinces. The Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores formerly operated under the brand name of MW Tux and were renamed during the first quarter of 2009 to Men’s Wearhouse and Tux. The Company also operates a corporate apparel and uniform program (operated as Twin Hill) and, in the Houston, Texas area, a retail dry cleaning and laundry business (operated as MW Cleaners). Under the K&G brand, the company seeks the more price sensitive customer. In addition, it offers customers a variety of services, including alterations and its loyalty program, and its K&G stores offer ladies' career apparel, sportswear and accessories, including shoes, and children's apparel. The Men's Wearhouse and Moores sales personnel are trained as clothing consultants to provide customers with assistance and advice on their apparel needs, including product style, color coordination, fabric choice and garment fit. The Company’s retail apparel stores offer a selection of exclusive and non-exclusive men's business attire, including a consistent stock of core items (such as basic suits, navy blazers and tuxedos) and a selection of "Big and Tall" product. Its inventory mix includes business, business casual, casual and formal merchandise designed to meet the demand of its customers. This merchandise consists of tailored and non-tailored clothing (sport coats, casual slacks, knits and woven sports shirts, sweaters and casual shoes) that complements the existing product mix and provides opportunity for enhanced sales without significant inventory risk. The Company purchases merchandise and tuxedo rental product from approximately 800 vendors. It is the owner in the U.S. and selected other countries of the trademarks and service marks THE MEN'S WEARHOUSE®, and MW MEN'S WEARHOUSE and design®, and MEN'S WEARHOUSE® and of federal registrations therefore. Its competitors include specialty men's clothing stores, traditional department stores, off-price retailers, manufacturer-owned and independently-owned outlet stores and their e-commerce channels and independently owned tuxedo rental stores.|
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