Effectiveness of Men's Wearhouse George Zimmer as Spokesperson Was Under Review, Analyst Says - ABC News
Retailer Men's Wearhouse [NYSE: MW] announced that it "terminated" founder
and executive chairman George Zimmer, best known to consumers for his hundreds
of TV commercials pitching suits.
The company, based in Fremont, Calif., was founded in 1973 by Zimmer. It is
one of the country's largest specialty men's retailers with 1,143 stores across
the country. The company operates Moores and K&G Stores in addition to its
Zimmer's famous tagline was, "You're going to like the way you look. I
"We believe that despite Zimmer's planned transition to a smaller role at the
company, he had difficulty letting go of the reins and the leadership of the
business," Jaffe wrote in his note to investors. "We believe that this led to a
conflict with the board and his subsequent termination."