Best Hostile Takeover Disguised As A Friendly Merger

City Paper

About a year ago hometown clothing favorite, Jos. A. Bank approached Men’s Wearhouse and voiced its intention to buy the larger clothier for $2.3 billion. The offer was rejected, but resulted in a months-long shitstorm of ugly back-and-forth attempts of each company to swallow up the other. When the dust settled it was Men’s Wearhouse buying Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion. Men’s Wearhouse immediately tried to win over wary Jos. A. Bank employees by relaxing the dress code and allowing dogs to come to work. But reality is now biting, as the pink slips are flying and whole departments are disappearing. Most distressing is that Men’s Wearhouse is notorious for using cheap materials in its product. If these subpar fabrics find their way into our beloved Jos. A. Bank suits, we’re not gonna to like the way we look. We guarantee it.

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