JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., NASDAQ: JOSB
(commonly pronounced "Joseph A. Bank"),
is a men's clothing designer and retailer founded
in 1905 and headquartered in Baltimore, with corporate
offices located outside the city in nearby
Hampstead, Maryland. As of June 2008, it has
over 400 retail locations
United States, in 42 states and the
District of Columbia. The exact name of the
company as specified in its corporate charter is,
in fact, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.
including the unusual abbreviation of the name
Joseph with the S capitalized.
Its clothing products, which bear the company's
label, are targeted at male professionals and come
in several different lines: the basic Business Express
and Executive collections, the midrange Signature
collection, and the high quality Signature Gold
collection. Also, at select flagship stores and
now online they also offer the ultra premium Signature
Platinum collection. There has also been a limited
release called the Joseph collection put
in a few stores recently, which offers a European
influenced cut and style. Its clothes, which include
suits, shirts, ties, and sport coats, are manufactured
by outside suppliers to company specifications.
JoS. A. Bank also provides
tailoring services at many of its locations,
and operates seven
where it sells excess merchandise at reduced prices.