Houston's own Men's Wearhouse has announced that after almost 40 years in charge -- and almost that long bedeviling TV viewers -- George Zimmer is stepping down as CEO.
Zimmer started the company in Houston in 1973, and now blankets America with his "You're going to like the way you look; I guarantee it." He'll still have a role in the company, and will no doubt continue to appear in ads, but it's the end of an era.
A trip down Men's Wearhouse memory lane:
5. From the classic era Lovely wood paneling throughout the store, dude.
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4. Here the hair is starting to look a little, how you say, "wiggy"? But it doesn't affect the guarantee.
3. The stern voice of bargain-suit justice A righteous Zimmer takes on Macy's and leaves them whimpering in the sand.
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There are lots of parodies of the ads up on the web. Here's one of the better ones: Outtakes that show just how hard it is to get something workable from Zimmer.
1. The knockoff How the ads would look in Bizarro World: A history lesson, prices in bold yellow, and a slow-motion welcome to the store.