Shaquille O’Neal is adding another title to his name — along with NBA champion and sports analyst, the seven-foot superstar is now a menswear fashion designer.
The former All-Star basketball player has partnered with Peerless Clothing to launch a new fashion menswear collection that will be be sold exclusively at 100 Macy’s stores nationwide starting mid-February.
The Shaquille O’Neal collection will include suit separates and sport coats that will range in sizes from regular to ‘Big & Tall.’
“My interest in developing a menswear collection was based on the lack of fashion choices for ‘Big & Tall’ customers and the higher prices for larger size suits,” O’Neal said. “I also was frustrated that I had to go to a Big & Tall store rather than shop with my friends at the local department or specialty store.”
“I originally wanted to develop a more fashion-forward menswear collection at an affordable price. Once Peerless and I developed the collection, the reaction from Macy’s was so positive that we decided to make the collection in all sizes,” he added.
The pieces in the collection will include separates that will be designed in traditional solid patterns along with a variety of stripes and plaids. Prices will retail from $150 for a pair of pants to $400 for a jacket.
“Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most iconic athletes of our time, and we are thrilled that he chose Macy’s to launch this extension of his superstar talent into the world of tailored clothing,” said Richard Arnstein, Macy’s EVP/GMM of Mens.
“With his high-profile lifestyle, Mr. O’Neal understands the power of being well dressed, and this new collection of suit separates will appeal to men of any size who truly appreciate style and quality.”
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