The ‘Suits Are Off’ In The Fight Against Unemployment

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Scantily clad men invaded the Southland Wednesday in the fight against unemployment.

The stunt is a part of the Men’s Wearhouse’s Fifth Annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of business attire for men to help unemployed workers “suit up” for success, the company said.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12.5 million Americans are unemployed.

Teams of local men, dressed only in boxers, dress shoes, socks, and ties are carrying signs that read,”Give the suit off your back.”

Men’s Wearhouse hopes to collect more than 110,000 clothing items this year and for every suit collected, the retailer will donate two ties to the cause.

Those who donate suits will receive a 50 percent off coupon for one  item at Men’s Wearhouse.

Clothing donations are accepted at any Los Angeles-area Men’s Wearhouse location.

The drive goes through July 31.

For more information on the National Suit Drive, click here.


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