[The Stylish Super Bowl Winner]
By Hillary Latos
Some people just have that unique quality, where everything they touch turns to gold. Football legend Michael Strahan is one of those rare breeds. Following his retirement from the Giants in 2007 (after a Super Bowl win), he is now reaching new heights in his career, transitioning from professional athlete to sitcom actor to beloved co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael. Now, most recently, he’s added the title of fashion designer to his long and highly impressive resume. He’s officially partnered with JCPenney to introduce his first clothing line, Collection by Michael Strahan, an exclusive brand of men’s tailored clothing, dress shirts, neckwear, and accessories, debuting this October. “
My new collection at JCPenney reflects my personal style,” says Strahan. “I believe every man should be able to afford a well-made suit—one that is comfortable and stylish. I couldn’t be happier to partner with JCPenney for my first-ever clothing line, Collection by Michael Strahan, which is designed for the stylish, dapper man who is looking for high-quality, tailored suits that fit really well. It was very important to offer a line of clothing that is not only fresh and current, but affordable as well. I grew up shopping at JCPenney and flipping through their catalogs when I was a kid, so it’s like a homecoming for me. Partnering with a company that has so much history and serves millions across America is a great honor.”
Collection by Michael Strahan features tailored suit separates, sport coats, dress shirts, neckwear, belts, and accessories in a dedicated in-store presentation at The Men’s Store at JCPenney. In working with the designers, Strahan chose styles and fabrics that would accommodate his lifestyle, work, and busy event schedule. Available in quality fabrics including bird’s eye, herringbone, and windowpane, along with solid prints in a variety of sophisticated colors, the collection offers a style for every man, with suit separates for less than $200. Men will find current yet distinct looks reflected in a variety of textured ties, a suede-inspired sports coat, crisp pinstripe shirts, and modern accessories, including tie clips and cuff links.
“Michael Strahan is highly regarded for his impeccable style, which is reflected in every aspect of his personal and professional life. He’s the kind of dresser that always looks put together without a lot of effort,” says John Tighe, senior vice president of men’s apparel for JCPenney. “Collection by Michael Strahan is designed for the active, style-conscious man—qualities exemplified by Michael himself, making him the perfect brand partner for this line.” Thanks to the football-legend-turned-TV-star’s latest venture, all men can flaunt the signature Strahan style.