Men's Wearhouse began operations in 1973 as a partnership and was incorporated as The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. under the laws of Texas in May 1974. The Company is a specialty retailer of men's suits and a provider of tuxedo rental product in the United States and Canada. At January 31, 2015, It operated a total of 1,758 retail stores, with 1,635 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as well as 123 stores in Canada. Its U.S. retail stores are operated under the brand names of Men's Wearhouse (698 stores), Men's Wearhouse and Tux (210 stores), Jos. A. Bank (636 stores, excluding 15 franchise stores) and K&G (91 stores) in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Its Canadian stores are operated under the brand name of Moores (123 stores) Clothing for Men in ten provinces. The Company also operates corporate apparel and uniform operations through Twin Hill in the United States and the United Kingdom and in the Houston, Texas area, a retail dry cleaning, laundry and heirlooming operations through MW Cleaners. Under the K&G brand, the company looks for more price sensitive customer. The Men's Wearhouse and Moores sales personnel are trained as clothing consultants to provide customers with assistance and advice on their apparel needs, including product style, color coordination, fabric choice and garment fit. The Company's retail apparel stores offer a selection of exclusive and non-exclusive men's business attire, including a consistent stock of core items and a selection of 'Big and Tall' product. Its inventory mix includes business, business casual, casual and formal merchandise designed to meet the demand of its customers. This merchandise consists of tailored and non-tailored clothing (sport coats, casual slacks, knits and woven sports shirts, sweaters and casual shoes) that complements the existing product mix and provides opportunity for enhanced sales without inventory risk. The Company purchases merchandise and tuxedo rental product from approximately 700 vendors. Its competitors include specialty men's clothing stores, traditional department stores, off-price retailers, manufacturer-owned and independently-owned outlet stores and their e-commerce channels and independently owned tuxedo rental stores. It is the owner in the U.S. and selected other countries of the trademarks and service marks THE MEN'S WEARHOUSE, and MW MEN'S WEARHOUSE and design, and MEN'S WEARHOUSE and of federal registrations therefore.