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Advice to Men’s Wearhouse: Don’t do this late in the evening, or without sox

We wonder how this promotion, for the business Men's Wearhouse, would go over in the Lilac City?

Certainly it would raise a few eyebrows in downtown Spokane. It indeed caught some attention Tuesday when the promotion landed in downtown Seattle. This image is from

The marketing team for the East Coast men's clothing retailer launched this same bare-yourself strategy last summer in NYC.

The idea is to have guys walk around with just boxers, sox and a necktie, carrying a sign saying “Donate gently used professional attire to any Men's Wearhouse in August for people in need, looking for work.”

Spokane donors can get into the spirit by making donations to the Spokane North Division Men's Wearhouse, without having to be prompted by a bare-chested guy on the street.

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