Jos. A. Bank Launches Big and Tall Website

Men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is, um, expanding: The merchant has launched a new website, www.josbankbigandtall.com, dedicated to the products offered under its big-and-tall customer category.

The new site sells products such as suits and suit separates, including portly sizes, dress shirts, extra long ties and sport shirts.

The website reflects the company’s growth in big and tall apparel selection and sales, says Jerry Deboer, Jos. A. Bank senior vice president-marketing. But he added that the company will not have a separate big and tall catalog. That category will still be rolled into its Jos. A. Bank catalog, which drops four times a year.

Jos. A. Bank began offering big and tall menswear products such as dress shirts and ties to customers eight years ago. Over the past two years, it expanded its big and tall offerings to include tailored clothing such as suits and suit separates, sport coats, dress pants and formalwear.

Deboer would not say what percentage of Jos. A. Banks’ sales were in the big and tall category. The company does not break out its sales in its annual report, either.

This is the second major category expansion by Jos. A. Bank this year. In January, it announced it would go into the tuxedo rental business, and rolled the service out in more than half its 490 stores in the spring.

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