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Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets (Details)

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Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended
May 02, 2015
May 03, 2014
Changes in the net carrying amount of goodwill    
Balance at the beginning of the period $ 887,936us-gaap_Goodwill $ 127,098us-gaap_Goodwill
Goodwill of acquired business 4,361us-gaap_GoodwillAcquiredDuringPeriod  
Translation adjustment 1,138us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments  
Balance at the end of the period 893,435us-gaap_Goodwill 127,098us-gaap_Goodwill
Retail Segment    
Changes in the net carrying amount of goodwill    
Balance at the beginning of the period 861,180us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_RetailSegmentMember
 
Goodwill of acquired business 4,361us-gaap_GoodwillAcquiredDuringPeriod
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_RetailSegmentMember
 
Translation adjustment 995us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_RetailSegmentMember
 
Balance at the end of the period 866,536us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_RetailSegmentMember
 
Corporate Apparel Segment    
Changes in the net carrying amount of goodwill    
Balance at the beginning of the period 26,756us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_CorporateApparelSegmentMember
 
Translation adjustment 143us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_CorporateApparelSegmentMember
 
Balance at the end of the period $ 26,899us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= mw_CorporateApparelSegmentMember