Matthew McConaughey To Launch New Clothing Line, Won’t Include Pieces From “Magic Mike”

urlMatthew McConaughey announced the launch of his first-ever clothing line in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily today, finally squashing rumors that the often shirtless actor is actually allergic to shirts. A Magic Mike joke is the first thing on everyone’s mind, but McConaughey told WWD that the new “active-inspired sportswear” line (called “JKL”) will benefit a good cause—the Just Keep Livin Foundation, which he founded in 2008.

According to WWD, gear from the collection will include “performance features such as oil and water-repellant pants, quick-dry T-shirts and moisture-wicking tops, UV protection, and rash guards” for a young, male clientele that doesn’t like changing outfits more than once every day. We totally get that; it’s a bitch for “everyday guys” to carry around more than one outfit for the day’s activities, which often include formal dining, mountain biking, hang-gliding, working out and performing live on stage. Finally, someone has created a clothing line that specializes in this extremely common “active and adventurous lifestyle.”

McConaughey has felt the pain of wearing “a lot of designers” in his career, but always found himself questioning the fit of finely tailored expensive clothing. “Some lines are too narrow in the shoulders for a male torso, some pants have too high a rise in the front,” he says. “Others look good on you while you’re walking, but if you ride a bike or hike in them, they’ll restrain you.”

We’re glad someone is addressing the issues most men have with off-the-rack clothing. We just hope he doesn’t put top-notch European designers out of business when his superior clothing line (retail $29.50-$99) hits Dillard’s next month.

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  • Icebloo

    Hasn’t he made enough money ? I refuse to buy anything from these famous people and their lines of clothing, perfume etc. They are WAY too greedy. They have made more than enough money already. A great example is Jennifer Lopez – she will take money from any company to put her name on any product. Trashy.

    I miss the days when famous people had class and integrity.

  • Fidelio

    “Performance features such as oil and water-repellant pants…and rash guards…[for an] active and adventurous lifestyle.”

    Sounds like fetish gear to me.

  • Charli Girl

    Love love love my East Texas Matt!!! He’s just a cool dude! Everyone that has met him,says he’s just a lot of fun!
    If I can afford it,I’ll certainly purchase! You go boy!

  • mlbumiller

    @Icebloo: I agree with you on the premis, but did you really read the article? The clothing like is to help fund his J.K. Living Foundation which; geard to kids for a better healthier life. Anytime someone uses their name for the good of others, should be commended not demonized.

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