Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Oct. 29, 2011
Jul. 30, 2011
Jan. 29, 2011
Oct. 30, 2010
Jul. 31, 2010
Jan. 28, 2012
Brand
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Asset Impairment Charges [Line Items]                  
Asset impairment charges $ 300 $ 700 $ 1,000 $ 2,500 $ 3,200 $ 200 $ 2,042 $ 5,854 $ 19,473
Revenue Multiple             1.0    
Maximum [Member]
                 
Asset Impairment Charges [Line Items]                  
Earnings multiple             7.5    
Minimum [Member]
                 
Asset Impairment Charges [Line Items]                  
Earnings multiple             5.0    
Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores [Member]
                 
Asset Impairment Charges [Line Items]                  
Number of stores impaired 26     49     26 49 145
Asset impairment charges             1,400 3,600 14,400
K&G stores [Member]
                 
Asset Impairment Charges [Line Items]                  
Number of stores impaired 2     4     2 4 12
Asset impairment charges             600 1,900 5,100
Men's Wearhouse stores [Member]
                 
Asset Impairment Charges [Line Items]                  
Number of stores impaired       3       3  
Asset impairment charges             $ 0 $ 400 $ 0
Building [Member]
                 
Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items]                  
Estimated useful lives, Minimum             20    
Estimated useful lives, Maximum             25    
Leasehold Improvements [Member]
                 
Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items]                  
Estimated useful lives, Minimum             5    
Estimated useful lives, Maximum             10    
Furniture, fixtures and equipment [Member]
                 
Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items]                  
Estimated useful lives, Minimum             3    
Estimated useful lives, Maximum             25