Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
9 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2011
Dec. 01, 2011
Jul. 31, 2010
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name MENS WEARHOUSE INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000884217    
Document Type 10-Q    
Document Period End Date Oct. 29, 2011    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-28    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 947.9
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   51,262,224