Retailer The Men's Wearhouse Inc has reported second-quarter sales and earnings increases on high demand of men's suits and business wear.

Net sales during the second quarter rose 14.6 per cent to  $423.6 million from $369.5m last year, while second-quarter net earnings totalled $24.4m compared to $18.4m a year ago.

The Men's Wearhous is one of the largest discount retailers of men's business attire in the US.