Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
May 04, 2013
Jun. 03, 2013
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name MENS WEARHOUSE INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000884217  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date May 04, 2013  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   50,314,765
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1