Giving the "Suits Off Their Backs" to Fight Unemployment

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Giving the "Suits Off Their Backs" to Fight Unemployment

On June 27, the suits are off around the nation to encourage donations to the Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive.
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Giving the "Suits Off Their Backs" to Fight Unemployment
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 1:10pm

CONTENT: Press Release

HOUSTON, June 20, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ --

Who: Teams of local, attractive men, dressed only in boxers, dress shoes, socks, and ties, carrying signs that read, "Give the suit off your back."

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What: They're back! Once again, scantily clad models will flood the streets of 11 U.S. cities to raise awareness and encourage others to give the suits off their backs for the Men's Wearhouse Fifth Annual National Suit Drive, the country's largest collection of business attire for men to help unemployed workers "suit up" for success.                             

Street teams will strut their stuff during the morning rush to encourage donations at more than 900 Men's Wearhouse locations nationwide. More information is available at  This year, the goal is to collect more than 110,000 professional clothing items around the nation.

When & Where: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, from 6 a.m. - 11 a.m., local time

Various locations in the following cities across America:

  • Atlanta                                      
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • D.C.
  • Houston
  • L.A.
  • Miami
  • NYC
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle

Why: Starting on June 27 and throughout the month of July, Men's Wearhouse will collect gently used men's and women's suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes and distribute them to approximately 200 local nonprofit partners around the nation. Men's Wearhouse works to ensure that all donations benefit the local community they were donated in.

According to recent statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12.7 million Americans are currently unemployed. Donations to the National Suit Drive can help decrease this number by giving men with barriers to employment great-looking suits that will give them the confidence boost they need to land a new job.

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