By: Texas State University
(Houston) September 9, 2022 – Texas Southern University’s football team, in collaboration with Michael Strahan™ and Men’s Wearhouse, debuted custom suits, which they wore prior to the season-opening game against Prairie View A&M University, on Saturday, September 3.
“These Michael Strahan™ for Men’s Wearhouse suits are customized to represent Texas Southern University in every stitch,” said Kevin Granger, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. “As we’ve gone through the process of fitting and trying on, we’ve seen the confidence these suits evoke in our student-athletes. It is our hope to see that same confidence translate onto the playing field, into the classroom and beyond.”
Preparing to get suits for 129 people, including student-athletes and coaches, complete with custom TSU lining, entailed a Michael Strahan™ pop-up fitting on campus with the Men’s Wearhouse tailoring team in July. The Texas Southern University National Alumni Association Maroon & Grey Alumni Chapter assisted TSU Athletics with purchasing the suits, which were made at the Men’s Wearhouse factory in New Bedford, MA.
“We are excited to work with the lifestyle brand founded by one of our own alumni, Michael Strahan, to provide these young student-athletes something that will make their gameday experience special,” said Nathaniel Grace, president of the TSUNAA Maroon & Grey Alumni Chapter. “We look forward to the ways in which their experience on the TSU football team and their lives overall will be enriched by this collaborative effort.”
“Michael has been a longstanding, exceptional partner to Men’s Wearhouse, so when he approached us with this initiative, we were thrilled to have an opportunity to continue our support of HBCUs together,” said John Tighe, President of Tailored Brands. “We were especially excited to create something custom for these TSU students, by helping them feel great so they can perform their best on game day and other significant milestones throughout their lives.”
Strahan launched his eponymous lifestyle brand in 2015, based on his own need for clothing that was stylish, professional and versatile. The brand offers tailored clothing for men and boys, licensed sports apparel, and accessories available with partners including Men’s Wearhouse.
The team will wear the suits to every game this season, home and away.
ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Texas Southern University is a comprehensive premiere institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. The university’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues and prepares its diverse student population to become change agents in a global society. TSU offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 11 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. TSU’s enrollment has a population of approximately 8,000 undergraduate and graduate school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students, many who are the first in their family to attend college. Texas Southern University is committed to transforming lives and achieving unprecedented success at an accelerated pace.
ABOUT MEN’S WEARHOUSE
Founded in 1973 and a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD), Men’s Wearhouse is the largest specialty retailer of men’s apparel and rental product in the U.S. with over 600 stores, nationwide. Men’s Wearhouse carries a full selection of suits, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, footwear and accessories in brands such as Joseph Abboud, Michael Strahan, Kenneth Cole, BLACK by Vera Wang, among others.
About Michael Strahan™
Launched in 2015, Michael Strahan™ was founded on the belief that if you look good, you feel good, and if anyone has mastered the art of looking and feeling your best, it’s Michael Strahan. The brand was built off of Michael’s own need for outfits that were not only stylish and professional, but versatile and confidence-boosting for his active, on-the-go lifestyle and the many hats he wears – on and off camera, in business meetings, or spending time with family and friends. Over the years, Michael Strahan™ has expanded adding styles including pajamas, tuxedos, shoes, licensed apparel for men, women, and boys, and more. For more information, visit www.MichaelStrahan.com.