Picture of the Day: Men's Wearhouse Stands With Occupy Wall Street
You're gonna like the way you look protesting income disparity in Oakland; this Men's Wearhouse store guarantees it.
Occupy Oakland has called for a city-wide strike and rally on Wednesday to protest income inequality, and several businesses, including Men's Wearhouse and the Grand Lake movie theater, have closed their doors in support. Oakland Tribune reporter Matt O'Brien tweeted the above photo of the shuttered men's clothing store.
The store's decision will likely meet with approval from the corporate HQ: George Zimmer, founder and chairman of Men's Wearhouse, has repeatedly donated to Democratic candidates in multiple election cycles, including progressives like 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean and Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.).
Zimmer is also among the nation's biggest donors supporting the movement to legalize marijuana. Last year, he donated $70,000 to support the Prop. 19 ballot measure to legalize pot in California, according to California campaign-finance records, and his name appeared in the disclaimer on this pro-legalization TV ad.
Image credit: @mattoyeah