Men’s Wearhouse Suits Up the Unemployed
On the New York City sitcom How I Met Your Mother, character Barney Stinson has a deep love for his well-tailored suits. The real world truth is that there are many unemployed people in the city who do not even own a suit or proper interview attire, and as a result, they are having a tough time finding work.
This year, Men’s Wearhouse will be having their third annual National Suit Drive. They will collect monetary donations as well as gently used suits, sports coats, dress slacks, sportswear, and shoes. The National Suit Drive lasts for the entire month of September, and last year, they collected 72,000 items.
As an extra fun bonus, Men’s Wearhouse has sent out men to solicit donations wearing only boxer shorts. The half-naked look ties into this year’s tagline for the campaign which is “Give The Suit Off Your Back.”
To see the boxer shorts-clad men and read more about the campaign, go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/02/mens-wearhouse-national-suit-drive-for-unemployed_n_703948.html or check out the official website for the campaign at http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentAttachmentView_-1_10601_10051__10709_10684_AbtNationalSuitDrive.html.
Watch Neil Patrick Harris perform “Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit” on How I Met Your Mother.
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