Today is a sad day. Men’s Wearhouse founder and executive chairman George Zimmer has been fired. Yes, we’re talking about the “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it” guy.
But what of the fate of the Men’s Wearhouse commercials? Zimmer founded the company in 1975 and has starred in its commercials since 1985. Zimmer’s deep gravelly baritone and beard has, for most of us, become a mesmerizing, calming, middle-of-the-night TV binge watching phenomenon.
To pay homage/mourn, we’ve culled some of his best work, from 1985 to today. Enjoy:
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This makes sense: After years of producing sought-after bridal collections, Vera Wang is finally giving some love to the groom, with a new line of tuxedos exclusively for The Men’s Wearhouse, WWD is reporting.
While neither Wang nor The Men’s Wearhouse have officially confirmed the new partnership, WWD seems pretty sure it’s going to happen. Apparently in its third-quarter conference call last week, the Men’s Wearhouse hinted at the collaboration, saying that they would reveal a “new licensing arrangement…with a well-known apparel brand, specifically designed for our tuxedo rental business.” Wang is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.
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