May 23rd, 2011
09:38 AM ET
David Beckham knows a thing or two about modeling underwear, and presumably, he knows plenty about simply wearing them, so why not put those skills together to create his own undergarments?
The soccer star is joining wife Victoria’s fashion pursuits and is working on a men’s bodywear line, according to Women’s Wear Daily. He will, of course, also model said line of underwear.
“I’ve had the idea of doing a bodywear collection for some time now,” Beckham told WWD, adding that part of the inspiration was his work with Armani.
“With my team we have spent time working on the fit, the fabric and the style to ensure the product looks and feels the very best and I am hugely proud of the end result,” Beckham said. “I can’t wait to show people the collection — although I’m not sure my mum will be too happy seeing a billboard image of me in underwear again.”
And that’s not all: In addition to other projects, Beckham’s also got a men’s fragrance, Homme by David Beckham, arriving in stores in September.
But according to the athlete, his burgeoning off-the-field career wasn’t exactly intentional.
“It’s not my natural inclination to see myself as a brand, I’m just a person who has been fortunate to explore other interests and passions outside of the game I love,” he explained. “I will always be associated with my sport but I am now working across other areas that will continue long after my career has finished.”
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