You're going to love the way you look, well maybe not. - MacRumors Forums
Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 24, 2013, 11:14 AM   #1
MacNut
macrumors P6
 
MacNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: CT
You're going to love the way you look, well maybe not.

Quote:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Men's Wearhouse Inc. has dismissed its founder and executive chairman George Zimmer.

In a terse release issued Wednesday, the company didn't give a reason for the abrupt firing of Zimmer, who built Men's Wearhouse from one small Texas store using a cigar box as a cash register to one of the nation's largest specialty retailers in men's clothing, with 1,143 locations.

In light of Zimmer's termination, the company postponed its annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for Wednesday. It said the purpose of the postponement is to re-nominate the existing slate of directors without him. It said the board expects to discuss with Zimmer the extent, if any, and terms of "his ongoing relationship" with the company
Zimmer was seen as the face of the company, appearing in many of its TV commercials with the slogan, "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."

The company, based in Fremont, Calif., runs its namesake chain of men's clothing stores, as well as the Moores and K&G retail chains. It also sells uniform and work wear in the U.S. and U.K.

As of 9:30 a.m., the company's website still prominently spotlighted Zimmer.
The abrupt departure comes a week after Men's Wearhouse reported that its fiscal first-quarter profit increased 23 percent, helped by stronger margins and an earlier prom season.
http://news.yahoo.com/mens-wearhouse...132847193.html
__________________
The thoughts in my head are rated TV-MA. Viewer discretion is advised.
Now batting, Number 2 Derek Jeter, Number 2
MacNut is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
PinkyMacGodess
macrumors 68000
 
PinkyMacGodess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Midwest America.
I thought he was a cool spokesman. I actually shopped there because I liked their commercials, and the local store really cared about their shoppers. I loved the tailor there. He was so kind and gentle, and always went above and beyond the call with any issues I've ever had.

There has to be some back story that we aren't aware of...

Like OJ, we may never know...
PinkyMacGodess is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 08:20 PM   #3
turtle777
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Uhm, this was news one week go.

At any rate, I don't hop at Men's Warehouse, so indent care.
(I prefer those buy one get two free deals at Jos A Bank.)

-
turtle777 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 08:21 PM   #4
blevins321
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit Area
I didn't realize he was an executive for the company. I just thought he might've quit to be the stand in for The Most Interesting Man in the Universe.
__________________
Late 2013 15" Retina MBP; iPhone 5S; iPad Air
blevins321 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 08:22 PM   #5
renewed
macrumors 68040
 
renewed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
Quote:
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Uhm, this was news one week go.

At any rate, I don't hop at Men's Warehouse, so indent care.
(I prefer those buy one get two free deals at Jos A Bank.)

-
Then why comment?

-------------------------------

It'd be interesting to know the reason. It's a nice store and as stated above he was a cool face for the brand.
__________________
Der Optimist erklärt, dass wir in der besten aller möglichen Welten leben, und der Pessimist fürchtet, dass dies wahr ist. - James Branch Cabell
renewed is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 08:36 PM   #6
turtle777
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by renewed View Post
Then why comment?
I could say the same thing.

-t
turtle777 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 08:53 PM   #7
tech4all
macrumors 68040
 
tech4all's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NorCal
That's too bad, they dumped him. Loved his tagline.

Quote:
Originally Posted by renewed View Post
Then why comment?
Thumb resize.
__________________
I use OS X because of Windows. And I use Android because of iOS.
tech4all is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 25, 2013, 07:04 PM   #8
designs216
macrumors 65816
 
designs216's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Down the rabbit hole
Quote:
Originally Posted by blevins321 View Post
I didn't realize he was an executive for the company. I just thought he might've quit to be the stand in for The Most Interesting Man in the Universe.
Stay thirsty, my friends.
designs216 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 26, 2013, 08:46 AM   #9
ValSalva
macrumors 68040
 
ValSalva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Burpelson AFB
He has a good sense of humor. I remember a news story from several years ago where he debunked the myth of him having a toupee. He joked that it was in fact his real hair and that he just has a bad haircut.
ValSalva is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 29, 2013, 04:44 PM   #10
Thomas Veil
macrumors 68020
 
Thomas Veil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Reality
Y'know, those commercials with Mr. Zimmer weren't works of art, but I didn't mind watching them. He had a presence and a sincerity that came through on the TV screen. Let's see if the bigwigs at Men's Wearhouse can figure out how to advertise without him.
Thomas Veil is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love Pirates? Well, You'll love this Crazy Pirate game too. haris1 iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Feb 17, 2014 01:22 AM
Zodiac of Love Horoscope - find the destiny of your love! SaarBaruch iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Feb 2, 2013 05:23 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC