Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Mar. 20, 2012
Jul. 30, 2011
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name MENS WEARHOUSE INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000884217    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Jan. 28, 2012    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
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     $ 1,573.0
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   50,612,895