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(Reuters)   You'll like the look of Men's Wearhouse's new deal to buy Jos. A. Bank   (reuters.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-11 04:18:33 PM  
Well, shiat. I guess Jos. A. Banks is going to sell crappy quality suits instead of marginal quality suits now.
 
2014-03-11 04:34:22 PM  
Damn, that's like Wal Mart taking over The Gap.
 
2014-03-11 04:41:18 PM  
Do you guarantee it?
 
2014-03-11 04:50:11 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-11 05:09:28 PM  
The Men's Whorehouse does have a nice selection.  but you have to take your suit off, not put it on.
 
2014-03-11 05:44:31 PM  
1. Find pristine quality suit of your size at a thrift store.

2. Invest about $100 on tailoring and cleaning.

3. End up with a quality custom suit for a fraction of its original cost.
 
2014-03-11 05:48:49 PM  
This will end well for the stockholders.  This won't end well for the employees.
 
2014-03-11 06:08:04 PM  
Neither shop carries size ogre, and I eschew razors and neckties. I'm not going to be affected.
 
2014-03-11 06:18:56 PM  
Another place added to the "do not shop" list.  Thanks for the update, subby.
 
2014-03-11 06:21:29 PM  

Nabb1: Well, shiat. I guess Jos. A. Banks is going to sell crappy quality suits instead of marginal quality suits now.


Ding ding ding!

Actually, the Pronto Uomo slacks they sell at Men's Warehouse aren't too bad for just day-to-day office wear.

The things I've bought at Jos A Banks have fallen apart in under 12 months of infrequent wear.
 
2014-03-11 06:27:34 PM  

runwiz: This will end well for the stockholders.  This won't end well for the employees.


Nor for the customers.

Though to be fair, Banks's quality has seriously declined in the past 3-5 years.
 
2014-03-11 06:27:52 PM  

lostcat: Nabb1: Well, shiat. I guess Jos. A. Banks is going to sell crappy quality suits instead of marginal quality suits now.

Ding ding ding!

Actually, the Pronto Uomo slacks they sell at Men's Warehouse aren't too bad for just day-to-day office wear.

The things I've bought at Jos A Banks have fallen apart in under 12 months of infrequent wear.


You can get some good quality suits at Jos. A. Banks, but you have to be willing to pay more - much more in some cases - than the ones they push during their big sales.
 
2014-03-11 06:55:47 PM  
Jos A Bank carries much more in my size than Men's does. So hopefully the old Italian tailor down the street has a good apprentice for custom made suits.
 
2014-03-11 06:56:28 PM  

Tim$ter: [i.imgur.com image 610x361]


As I recall, the board kicked him out because he was opposed to the idea of his company buying Jos. A. Bank.

Guess we'll find out whether it's a good idea or not.
 
2014-03-11 07:04:07 PM  
I thought this had happened months ago?

\not like I shop there
\\short yet thick legs and a long torso make for no shot at a chain store
\\\though I can get shirts at Mens Wearhouse occasionally
 
2014-03-11 07:16:49 PM  
Nabb1: Well, shiat. I guess Jos. A. Banks is going to sell crappy quality suits instead of marginal quality suits now.

shiatty and overpriced.

I have four suits.  The first I ever owned was from Men's Wearhouse.  The next was from Target.  The next three?  Target.

Half the price, fine fit, much more comfortable.

Why people spend money at Jos and MW, I don't know.
 
2014-03-11 07:22:35 PM  

Nabb1: Well, shiat. I guess Jos. A. Banks is going to sell crappy quality suits instead of marginal quality suits now.


I hate MW, they have horrible suits and lousy customer service. That's why I shop a Jos. A. Bank, I like what they have and I like the customer service. Now I need to look somewhere else for my suits, shirts, and coat needs for work and formal events
 
2014-03-11 07:47:09 PM  
Katie Nolan @katienolan 3h
Men's Wearhouse buys Jos. A. Bank, gets three Jos. A. Banks free.
 
2014-03-11 09:32:27 PM  
Men's Wearhouse was good when I first got out of law school in my twenties and needed a bunch of suits fast and had limited money. I bought Jos. A. Banks in my thirties and now in my forties, I'm on to Brooks Brothers and some local clothiers. It just depends on what your needs and your means are. If you need to wear suits often, MW and JAB can wear out fairly quickly, but if you don't need a suit very often, they can get you a decent looking suit.
 
2014-03-12 12:46:52 AM  
I have two suits.  My brown suit came from Goodwill, my black suit from Belks.
My friend got married last year and used MW for the groomsmen.  I went there three times overall for this and they really take the cake for the most horrific, rage inducing "customer service" experience I can remember.  Just...awful.
 
2014-03-12 08:34:57 AM  
My problem with that place is that they never get new styles.  There is one close to where I live and I go in about once a month to see if they have any new dress shirts for work.  They have had the same sweaters and shirts on display at the door for what I think is two years now.  I am pretty sure the ones on the bottom of the pile have started accumulating dust they have been there so long.

Also, I am not sure if they know they are selling shirts in the USA but having 90% of your stock being 'slim' fit is not helping sales.  I am 5 11 and what I would say is about 15-20 pounds over weight.  Not obese by any means and when I put on a slim fit shirt I feel like Chris Farley trying on David Spade's jacket in 'Tommy Boy'.  I am afraid to move for fear of Hulking out on it.  I have the hardest time finding dress shirts because they are either too short and I have a longer torso (and short legs apparently) or the ones that are long enough to stay comfortably tucked in assume my arms are the length of an NBA basketball player.
 
2014-03-12 08:43:50 AM  
Again??
 
2014-03-12 08:49:45 AM  
When will they start carrying the Don Cherry collection?

/still looking for lime green wingtips...............
 
2014-03-12 11:49:50 AM  

FriarReb98: I thought this had happened months ago?

\not like I shop there
\\short yet thick legs and a long torso make for no shot at a chain store
\\\though I can get shirts at Mens Wearhouse occasionally


Other than the very limited selection, Target's suits are a steal for the price.
 
2014-03-12 04:37:23 PM  

Another Government Employee: FriarReb98: I thought this had happened months ago?

\not like I shop there
\\short yet thick legs and a long torso make for no shot at a chain store
\\\though I can get shirts at Mens Wearhouse occasionally

Other than the very limited selection, Target's suits are a steal for the price.


The very limited selection = can't go there.
 
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