Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details Textual)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details Textual) (USD $)
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 01, 2010
Oct. 30, 2010
Jul. 31, 2009
Jan. 28, 2012
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Segment
Point
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Aug. 06, 2010
Entity
Segment
Feb. 02, 2009
Business Acquisition [Line Items]                
Tuxedo rental product amortization       $ 28,858,000 $ 33,485,000 $ 37,184,000    
Rental product useful life minimum       2 years        
Rental product useful life maximum       3 years        
Allowance for uncollectible accounts       56,669,000 60,607,000      
Accounts Payable And Accrued Liabilities [Line Items]                
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities       154,395,000 139,640,000      
Significant Accounting Policies (Textual) [Abstract]                
Number of reportable segments       2        
Number of leading providers of corporate clothing uniforms and work wear             2  
Number of reportable segments before acquisition             1  
Rights to receive the proceeds from life insurance policies 2,600,000              
Payments made for the right to receive insurance proceeds 2,600,000              
Payments received for the right to receive insurance proceeds 2,600,000              
Percentage of inventory changed from retail inventory method to the average cost method   23.00%            
Increase in inventory due to change in accounting principle               2,200,000
Decrease in deferred tax assets       29,428,000 8,735,000 (30,165,000)    
Decrease in deferred tax assets due to change in accounting principle               900,000
Net increase in retained earnings due to change in accounting principle               1,300,000
Depreciation expense       72,600,000 73,600,000 83,900,000    
Amortization expense useful life minimum       3        
Amortization expense useful life maximum       20        
Goodwill       87,782,000 87,994,000 59,414,000    
Likelihood percentage       50.00%        
Determination period       36 months        
Pretax breakage income recognized     3,100,000 1,400,000 1,800,000 5,000,000    
Loyalty Point Threshold       500        
Amount of rewards certificates       50        
General lease commencement       60 days        
Advertising expense       84,400,000 91,500,000 82,000,000    
Share based compensation expense recognized       13,800,000 11,900,000 10,200,000    
Income tax benefit recognized       5,400,000 4,600,000 3,900,000    
Goodwill, Impairment Loss       0 0 0    
Sabbatical Leave [Member]
               
Accounts Payable And Accrued Liabilities [Line Items]                
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities       11,100,000 9,900,000      
Loyalty Program Reward Certificate [Member]
               
Accounts Payable And Accrued Liabilities [Line Items]                
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities       6,500,000 7,600,000      
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts [Member]
               
Business Acquisition [Line Items]                
Allowance for uncollectible accounts       $ 800,000 $ 900,000      
Maximum [Member]
               
Business Acquisition [Line Items]                
Weighted average cost of capital used to discount cash flows       15.50%        
Rent expense for operating leases recognized       10 years        
Minimum [Member]
               
Business Acquisition [Line Items]                
Weighted average cost of capital used to discount cash flows       13.00%        
Rent expense for operating leases recognized       5 years