Although the theme of this weeks Vibe section is Bridal, much of the information and advice applies to men as well. Potential grooms have many options when it comes to formal wear, but they should keep Mens Wearhouse in mind when making their decision.
Mens Wearhouse, at 6250 Mulford Village Drive next to Kinkos, features a wide selection of mens clothing. Store manager Bill Mercurio explained the store carries everything from business casual to formal wear. Mens Warehouse offers a variety of styles and sizes from several brands, including Pronto Uomo, Joseph & Feiss, Jones New York and The Bostonian.
Since opening five years ago, the business has grown in popularity and continually attracts customers with its upscale, yet inviting atmosphere. The prices are also surprisingly reasonable considering the quality of the products.
Some of the most notable items include suits, ties, polo shirts, dress shirts, socks, shoes, cologne, cufflinks and other accessories. Additionally, Mercurio said the store offers tuxedo rentals as well. He cited the two- and three-button suits as some of the stores best-selling items. The suits come in an assortment of colors, but most are black, blue, gray or earth tones.
The arrival of spring also signals the upcoming prom and wedding seasons. According to Mercurio, this tends to be a very active time for Mens Wearhouse. He believes this influx of business stems from advantages they have over other clothing stores. We have a larger inventory than any other retailer, he said.
The Rockford Mens Wearhouse is part of a national chain owned by George Zimmer. The first store opened in 1973 in Houston, and since then the franchise has spread to Detroit, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities. The stores Web site, www.menswearhouse.com, states its mission is to maximize sales, provide value to our customers and deliver top quality customer service while still having fun and maintaining our values. Mercurio seems to have adopted and embraced this ambitious philosophy.
Mens Wearhouse is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 397-7949.