Saturday, November 05, 2011

Men's Wearhouse Support Occupy Wall Street Movement

Men's Wearhouse has stepped in it. When businesses wade into politics, the result is rarely good. In this case, it is in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Men's Wearhouse is a large chain selling moderately priced men's garments, specifically suits and formal wear. We've all seen the commercials. Well, a social media firestorm broke out in the last couple of days as a poster positioned in the front window of a store in Oakland offered the chain's support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The poster said the store would close on November 2 in solidarity with the protesters.

HERE is the photo.

This is their entry on Facebook:
We closed our store near Oakland City Hall today, for one day, to express the company's concern for the issue of wealth disparity in our country. The issue affects our employees and customers across the political spectrum.

This is where the consumer has the power. We take our business elsewhere. Supporting protests is one thing. Protesting is a basic American right. But to support thugs, unions agitators and the like is unacceptable.

And, sometimes the pandering to the criminals turns ugly against the supporters. Men's Wearhouse suffered damage to its storefront just as other businesses did as rioting broke out.

Other businesses that professed support for Occupy Oakland's general strike didn't escape the damage. Windows at the Men's Wearhouse, which closed Wednesday and put up signs of support, were shattered.

Occupy Men's Wearhouse by letting them sell to the protesters. Tell them to stick to selling mens wear. The company will feel the pinch in the cash register.

I guarantee it.

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