When you’re 7’1” and well over 300 pounds there’s a pretty good chance you’re not buying a suit off the rack. So, what do you do? You start a line of men’s suits that caters to Big & Tall men and that’s exactly what Shaq has done for Macy’s.
“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.”
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.
Shaq’s suit jackets retail for $400 and the pants $150.
The line can currently be purchased on Macys.com and will be available in stores on March 1st.