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Men's Wearhouse Announces Engagement to The Knot

Largest Men's Specialty Retailer and Number One Wedding Site to Form Happy Couple

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) and The Knot Wedding Network, the country's leading wedding resource, have announced that they have entered into an exclusive agreement wherein Men's Wearhouse will be the tuxedo provider of choice on TheKnot.com. This arrangement will give brides-to-be the opportunity to view and interact with Men's Wearhouse brand-name tuxedo merchandise at an early stage of the wedding planning process.

"As the largest tuxedo rental service company in North America, we are excited to announce this formalwear marketing relationship with the number one wedding planning resource, TheKnot.com," said Doug Ewert, Men's Wearhouse CEO. "Brides will now be able to view Men's Wearhouse's complete tuxedo inventory selection on TheKnot.com as well as have direct access to our proprietary 'Build-A-Tux' tool on www.menswearhouse.com, which allows a bride to easily conceptualize and coordinate outfitting the groom, groomsmen, and father of the bride on her big day." 

Within the "Build-A-Tux" tool brides can browse a collection of more than 2,000 tux styles and accessory color combinations to coordinate with any dress, including complete looks by top designers. Brides can start with a prestyled look, match a color, or start from scratch to build the perfect tux for the men in her life. Men's Wearhouse also features tuxedo looks based on four popular wedding day themes: modern, classic, romantic, and casual.

"We're thrilled to provide Men's Wearhouse the opportunity to present an incredible selection of wedding-day inspirations that will satisfy the menswear needs of our wedding parties," said David Liu, CEO and cofounder of XO Group Inc., parent company of TheKnot.com. "Couples in markets across the country can now log on to TheKnot.com to create their personalized wedding day style with a brand that is top of mind in men's formalwear."

In addition to offering an assortment of tuxedo styles that allow The Knot bride to effortlessly coordinate her wedding party, this arrangement offers options for simplifying tuxedo rental logistics. Brides are able to identify which of the more than 900 Men's Wearhouse and Men's Wearhouse and Tux locations are most convenient for their bridal parties to pick up and drop off their tux rentals or shop for extended formalwear options and clothing for the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon.

Canadian brides will also benefit, utilizing local listing resources on TheKnot.com to locate any of the 117 Moores Clothing For Men stores across Canada. The bride can coordinate her wedding party whether based in the same city or living in different provinces. Moores is a division of The Men's Wearhouse, Inc., group of companies.

About TheKnot.com
The Knot is the nation's leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every bride in America through the number one wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; The Knot book series; and syndicated columns in newspapers nationwide. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.xogroupinc.com), a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @TheKnot.

About Men's Wearhouse
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel, with 1,153 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moores, and K&G stores carry a full selection of men's designer, brand name, and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings, and accessories and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women's apparel. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moores, and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men's Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom. For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the company's websites at www.menswearhouse.com, www.kgstores.com, www.mooresclothing.comwww.twinhill.com, www.dimensions.co.uk and www.alexandra.co.uk.

SOURCE Men's Wearhouse

 

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