Men’s Wearhouse enlisted the support of Broadway actors for its fifth annual National Suit Drive this year. For the first time, the company set up shop at the gifting lounge for the 66th annual Tony Awards on Sunday and celebrities including Tyler Perry, Amanda Seyfried, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and John Larroquette stopped by to style suits to be donated to the retailer’s national charitable program. Perry donated a Tommy Hilfiger two-button gray suit with a Calvin Klein gray and pink tie, Seyfried chose a gray and orange herringbone tie to coordinate with a Kenneth Cole black suit and Jones New York white shirt, Ferguson donated a suit from his closet and Larroquette selected a Jones New York black suit and black-and-silver checked tie to donate to an unemployed man in his hometown of New Orleans.
“With 12.7 million Americans still unemployed, it is as important as ever that efforts to help men reenter the workforce remain top of mind,” said Doug Ewert, president and chief executive officer of The Men’s Wearhouse Inc. “That is why we are excited to kick off the fifth annual National Suit Drive as part of the 2012 Tony Awards Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat. This year, we are even more committed to helping Americans find their strong suit.”
The suit drive will run from June 27 to July 31 at the company’s 900-plus Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores around the U.S. Customers can donate used men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes that are given to local nonprofit organizations that prepare men and women to reenter the workforce. For every suit donated, Men’s Wearhouse will give two ties to the cause.