Blair Underwood Launches The BU Collection

Blair Underwood

Actor Blair Underwood has created a line of men’s tailored clothing for K&G Fashion Superstore.

The BU Collection offers two- and three-button vested wool suits in a modern fit and a variety of colors, including black, charcoal, gray, navy, taupe and brown. Each suit has a burgundy lining and includes the Underwood family crest inside the lapel. The suits are available in regular and big and tall sizes at select K&G stores and online. The suits also feature burgundy stitching on the first two sleeve buttonholes, designed to represent Underwood’s belief that “within all of us, our blood runs the same color.”

The collection includes complementary dress shirts and ties. The shirts are 100 percent cotton and come in solids and patterns and will coordinate with the silk neckwear.

“I wanted this collection to be available to every man without a steep price barrier,” said Underwood. “I felt K&G was a great partner to launch this line because of their ability to bring well-made designer clothing to the public at affordable prices.”

Mary Beth Blake, president of K&G, said polyester viscose two-piece suits, retailing for $99.99, hit stores in November, while wool three-piece vested suits at $199.99 retail, cotton dress shirts at $26.99 and silk neckwear at $14.99, were available beginning in mid-December. “Selling has been strong,” she said, noting that the company is advertising the line through social media, outdoor, e-mail and mobile options. She hopes Underwood may also be persuaded to participate in in-store events and other media. And “based on strong tailored performance, we will continue to expand product categories,” she noted.

Source: WWD


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Author:Tamisha Monet

Fashion Editor ( Tamisha Monet calls Oakland home as a Bay Area native but resides in Houston. She's a staff writer for The Rouge Collection magazine, in their Beauty and Style department. She is the art contributor for the West Coast division of F.A.M.E. The Experience magazine. In the blogosphere, she’s worked with Vogue, Lexus, True Religion and more. She works as a Business Life Coach for various fashion and beauty start-ups through her company iStyle Fashion and Beauty Society.


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One Comment on “Blair Underwood Launches The BU Collection”

  1. Robert Moses
    September 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM #

    Please provide information on how I can purchase the BU collection.

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