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It’s no surprise Ryan Seacrest is one of Hollywood’s busiest men — juggling between his hosting gigs (American Idol, On Air With Ryan Seacrest) and producing shows through his company (Ryan Seacrest Productions), among many other jobs — but despite his hectic schedule, he always manages to keep up a dapper appearance.
To help guide others with the same well-groomed look, Seacrest is adding another venture to his resume: a men’s clothing line called Ryan Seacrest Distinction.
The idea behind Seacrest’s collection started when Randa Accessories, a New York-based manufacturer known for working with brands such as Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger and Ben Sherman on men’s accessories, approached the American Idol host about creating a line with the company early last year. The vision has since gone beyond accessories, as Seacrest is set to launch his first collection of men’s apparel and accessories for Macy’s. The range — set to debut this fall — will include suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, ties, belts and tie bars, and will be priced between $45 to $550.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Seacrest noted that he’s “not a designer, nor do I think I am. I see an opportunity to help curate these different pieces for guys at an accessible level.” Instead, Seacrest was very involved during the design process, editing what he did or didn’t want in the collection.
The clothing will come with attached tags, numbered one through four, with each one representing a core color group — black, blue, grey and brown — for easy coordination in matching different pieces. The color-matching system, named Style Made Smart, was inspired by Seacrest’s own organized closet system.
The collection also will debut outerwear sweaters in fall 2015. Until then, the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line will be available at over 150 Macy’s store this fall.
Watch WSJ style reporter Ray Smith comment on Seacrest’s new venture, below.
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