Fashion Watch on menswear

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Typically you will find tips and fashions for the ladies in this segment but this fashion news flash could not be ignored. Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal just launched his own menswear collection with Macy’s.

The suit collection includes separate jackets and sports coats available at 100 Macy’s stores nationwide and on Macys.com. Simply titled, “The Shaquille O’Neal collection” sizes range from regular to big & tall. O’Neal, who is 7′ 1″ and 325 pounds was inspired to create the line because of his frustrations finding suits in his size.

“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 in a press release about the collection.

“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.”

The prices range from $150 for a pant to $400 for a jacket. The options include solids, plaids and stripes but he adds a little flavor to certain pieces with sharkskin in shades of black, navy, tan and grey.

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