Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
Mar. 22, 2013
Jul. 28, 2012
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name MENS WEARHOUSE INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000884217    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Feb. 02, 2013    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,309.3
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   50,817,824  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY