As of last week, retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal exclusively released a range of suiting on Macys.com. Didn’t hear about it? Neither did we. But come March 1, the pieces will be completely rolled out in stores.
“I wanted something that would make me look sexy,” Shaq told Women’s Wear Daily. “I can buy underwear and tank tops but there’s not so much available in 54XX.”
If his collection has anything to say about, what’s going to make a guy Shaq’s size look sexy is a bit of visual play. A simple black suit comes textured, while the blue options–all available as separates–are done in a blue sharkskin.
The collection, which comes as a result of a collaboration with Peerless Clothing (they also make clothes for DKNY and Calvin Klein), isn’t only for the big and tall guys. Shaq made it a point to make pieces available in a variety of sizes because helping people who can’t afford Donna Karan and Burberry look good was just as important as helping out guys who have frames that resemble his at seven foot one.
Of course as in any good celebrity collaboration, Shaq will be making a few stops to promote the line. The day after Valentine’s Day, he’ll be in New Orleans during the NBA All-Star Weekend, and on March 15, he will be in Atlanta promoting at the Lenox Square store.
The line retails for $400 for suit jackets and $150 for pants, though Macy’s currently has the select jackets already on discount for $229.