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Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal launches menswear collection

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Basketball and celebrity superstar Shaquille O'Neal and Peerless Clothing have partnered to create a new fashion menswear collection.

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Really? Yes, Shaquille O'Neal will launch exclusively at Macy’s, offering the latest fashion trends popularly priced with sizes that range from regular to Big & Tall.

“My interest in developing a menswear collection was based on my frustration with the lack of fashion for Big & Tall customers and the higher prices for larger size suits,” O’Neal said.

The Shaquille O'Neal collection will include:

  • Suit separates and sport coats, individually or paired together, these pieces will make men of every size feel comfortable and well dressed.
  • Patterns will come in traditional solids, stripes, and plaids as well as more modern and unexpected sharkskin in shades of black, navy, tan and grey.
  • Suit separates anchor the line, as they offer the opportunity to choose jacket and pant sizes perfect for customers with varied proportions.

What I like about this O’Neal’s menswear collection is the affordable ‘Dapper Dan’ price tag.

"Shaq is one of the biggest stars in sports with a huge fan base and when it comes to fashion, Shaq is a trendsetter for both Big & Tall and regular size men. They love his style, passion and charisma" said Ronny Wurtzburger, President of Peerless Clothing.

O’Neal’s also said, "I 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."

“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 Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Mens.

"I am excited and honored to partner with Macy's, an iconic American brand that believes in our community, to launch a collection that will be fun, elegant and classy,” O’Neal said.

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