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Men's Wearhouse fires the 'I guarantee it' guy
CNN Money ^ | 6/19/13

Posted on 06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated," the clothing retailer said on Wednesday.

Zimmer opened the company's first store in Houston in 1973. He's been the bearded face of Men's Wearhouse (MW) in television ads for years, famously promising men "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; commercial; fashion; fired; georgezimmer; iguaranteeit; liberal; menswearhouse; occupywallst; occupywallstreet; retail; suits; tv; zimmer
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George Zimmer is a big time Obama supporter, loves the Occupy Wall Street (bowel) movement. Glad to see he was fired.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/03/mens-wearhouse-corporate-lackeys-of-the-occupy-movement/

1 posted on 06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don Zimmer would have been a better choice.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
loves the Occupy Wall Street (bowel) movement.

Seriously? Didn't they trash one of his stores someplace? LOL!

So how long till J.C. Penney hires him?


3 posted on 06/19/2013 7:26:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess they didn’t like the way he looked.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 7:27:11 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It might have been the name.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 7:27:44 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not upset to see him go. Was sick of his shtick. I’m only wondering why. Was he not the founder and one of the largest shareholders?


6 posted on 06/19/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve bought one new suit in the last 12 years to interview for my present job. I’ve worn it maybe 1-2 times per year since. If the corporate army wants you to wear uniforms, then they should provide them like the U.S. Army did when I was with them


7 posted on 06/19/2013 7:29:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You're going to look good. I guarantee it. Well, maybe.

8 posted on 06/19/2013 7:29:57 AM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

9 posted on 06/19/2013 7:30:16 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Vigilanteman

Best suit I’ve ever bought was second-hand from a guy in Canada on Ebay. The thing still looks great!


10 posted on 06/19/2013 7:30:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper
Eh, just replace him with this guy.....

Stay well-dressed, my friends......

11 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

And their stock seems to be performing nicely.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

maybe it was just me, but it seemed like sleaze just RADIATED from the guy.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He was probably fired because he was selling an “Ebonics Language Lesson” course.

You can find it on YouTube. (but don’t look for it if you are easily offended)


14 posted on 06/19/2013 7:34:44 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: ConservativeStatement

the Gerbil?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 7:36:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated,"

Justice for Trayvon!

16 posted on 06/19/2013 7:36:15 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: MNDude

His voice was that of a low-class used auto dealer, promising the junk heap he had to sell you would run like new. “I guarantee it!” BS! No wonder he supports Obama. He’s a lying crook at heart.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 7:36:19 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

“Was he not the founder and one of the largest shareholders?”

Maybe a hostile takeover by other shareholders?


18 posted on 06/19/2013 7:37:19 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: SoFloFreeper
“George Zimmer is a big time Obama supporter”

I have to admit, the only suit i own is from MW. If i had know his leanings I would have gone elsewhere.

19 posted on 06/19/2013 7:38:35 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I'd be willing to bet that he probably got it tailor-made from a Chinatown shop in Toronto or Vancouver. Best suit I ever owned was tailor-made in Singapore. Alas, I've grown too much middle-aged fat to wear it anymore.

I'll probably give it to my son-in-law when he graduates from college next spring. He is about the same size now as I was then.

20 posted on 06/19/2013 7:39:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: humblegunner

LOL!


21 posted on 06/19/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Industry insiders have hinted Guillermo would be the perfect replacement. Eso si que es!

22 posted on 06/19/2013 7:44:51 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder why they put the word terminated in quotes.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 7:46:14 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow, finally a store that has left my “Boycott” list and I feel morally okay to shop at. Woohoo!


24 posted on 06/19/2013 7:47:20 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Hoodat

Porky the Pig is a clothing idol?

Who knew?


25 posted on 06/19/2013 7:50:20 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I watched him play for The Dodgers when I was akid.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 7:54:11 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: SoFloFreeper

Interesting. Mark Steyn also mentioned at that time that he had patronized MW in times of emergency, but no more.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 7:55:17 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: WashingtonSource

He always sounded to me like he had a smoker’s voice, one that went through three packs unfiltered Camels a day.


28 posted on 06/19/2013 8:02:49 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SoFloFreeper
I can't say I shopped at MW because of the guy, but I will say that I've generally been pleased with their store and offerings. The suits are well-made and reasonably-priced; their dress shirts last a long time, and they have a good selection of accessories for the business man.

They've started to offer more business casual items, including high-end designer jeans and shirts. I'm not crazy about paying a hundred dollars for jeans, so I go elsewhere.

29 posted on 06/19/2013 8:15:52 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thanks for the info. I wasn’t aware that he was an obama worshiper, but in that he has a lot of company.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by sport
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To: SoFloFreeper

so what did he get fired for? And they shlould replace George Zimmer with George Zimmerman, and put george zimmer in prison for beign an idiot for lovign dear leader-


31 posted on 06/19/2013 8:19:49 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Calvin Locke

There’s a Jos. A. Bank up the road here, but I have never ever seen more than two cars in their parking lot. I can’t understand their business model.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Seriously? Didn't they trash one of his stores someplace? LOL!

Yep. Smashed windows that had the signs "We Support OWS!" in them. I laughed then, and I'm laughing now.

33 posted on 06/19/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He needs to lay off the cigs.


34 posted on 06/19/2013 8:23:56 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SoFloFreeper; Revolting cat!
Bob Zimmerman is ready to step up to the role. Only nobody would understand whathezsayin


35 posted on 06/19/2013 8:30:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: edpc

I’m thirsty.

I second your motion...


36 posted on 06/19/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t “Men’s Wearhouse” the chain that will gladly alter your suit to best accommodate your preferred method of concealed carry? Or is that just a local thing?


37 posted on 06/19/2013 8:36:11 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: MNDude

YES!


38 posted on 06/19/2013 8:37:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I guess they didn’t like the way he looked.

This post, for the win!

39 posted on 06/19/2013 8:37:13 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: bandleader
I watched him play for The Dodgers when I was akid.

I remember him being one of those guys you always ended up having multiple baseball cards of and were unable to trade because everyone else had multiple cards too. Tony Taylor was another.

40 posted on 06/19/2013 8:45:54 AM PDT by Starstruck (Big shout out to the NSA)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Seriously? Didn’t they trash one of his stores someplace? LOL! “

Yes, and he had put up a sign, “We stand with the 99%” or some such rot, in the store window.

Stockholm Syndrome. Please, sir, may I have another.


41 posted on 06/19/2013 9:12:46 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Seems very strange as I thought he founded and owned the business. Must have had to sell a lot of it to fund expansion.

"It is Zimmer's policy that no employee or interviewee will ever undergo a criminal background check. ...

"I don't trust the U.S. justice system to get it right," says Zimmer, who is himself a recovering alcoholic. "I'd rather make my own decisions, and I believe in giving people a second chance." - link

42 posted on 06/19/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: SoFloFreeper

Department store prices without the department store.

Overpriced and piss poor quality and accessories that were 75% less ANYWHERE else.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 9:42:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Lou L
I can't say I shopped at MW because of the guy, but I will say that I've generally been pleased with their store and offerings. The suits are well-made and reasonably-priced; their dress shirts last a long time, and they have a good selection of accessories for the business man.

I wasn't aware of the political crap, but the last 2 times I needed suits, I got them from a MW. I HATE shopping for clothes, especially dress clothes, and always had a good experience. Their service was second to none. In fact, one time I needed a suit for a funeral that was NOT expected, and I bought the suit about 14 hours before the funeral on a Saturday morning. The suit needed alterations and they got it done for me with some time to spare.

Mark

44 posted on 06/19/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

I agree with you, Mark. That’s been my experience as well. Needed some clothing for an upcoming cruise, and not only did I get the clothes, but the tailoring, too.


45 posted on 06/19/2013 11:19:43 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Probably the REASON he was fired.

Similar to JC Penney. He forgot that he just sells clothes, got into culture based politics, chose a side and paid the price.


46 posted on 06/19/2013 11:20:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: wideminded

An “O” supporter doesn’t trust the justice system?


47 posted on 06/19/2013 12:53:11 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Men’s Wearhouse Customer Returns Suit for Supporting Occupy Wall St.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2805088/posts


48 posted on 06/19/2013 1:15:02 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Starstruck; bandleader

I’ll always remember him as the 71 year old Pedro Martinez threw to the ground in the ALCS.


49 posted on 06/19/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am not surprised, he is losing his voice.


50 posted on 06/19/2013 1:37:27 PM PDT by Ditter
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