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Play Like A BOSS: National Football League And Boss Unite For A Bold New Retail Collaboration

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The National Football League and BOSS have joined forces to create a collection of lifestyle products crafted for a new generation of fans.

Launching April 24, the bold, unique apparel of the BOSS x NFL collection unites football and fashion while reflecting what it truly means to be a BOSS.

The overall message of the collection, communicated under the mantra ‘Play like a BOSS,’ encompasses the fervour and enthusiasm of the athletes, the teams, their fans, and supporters.

The BOSS x NFL collaboration pays homage to the dedication NFL athletes bring to every season. This collection will inspire fans to confidently express their style just as their favourite players do as they walk through the tunnel.

The range celebrates individuality through a diverse new clothing collection that blends performance and panache.

The BOSS x NFL collection highlights the passion and commitment that players, fans, and teams put above all else. The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and Miami Dolphins will serve as showcase franchises for the range, which launches with hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, polo shirts, tracksuit bottoms, and shorts.

“The NFL is taking a fresh approach to fan apparel with our new collaboration with prominent fashion brand, BOSS. Ideal for leisure, fans can stylishly rep their fandom,” said Ryan Samuelson, VP of Consumer Products at the NFL.

“The apparel will live up to the BOSS reputation of premium offerings and we hope fans will join us at the 2023 NFL Draft to shop and celebrate the new collection as they cheer on their favourite teams.”

“We’re thrilled about this new collaboration with the NFL and to be able to provide our consumers with a broad range of casual wear and athleisure showcasing their favourite teams.

This collection is also a way to pay tribute to the players and the considerable training they undergo season after season while promoting a strong, overarching message of what it means to engage and play like a BOSS,” said Marco Falcioni, SVP of Creative Direction at HUGO BOSS.

The collection is crafted with 100% cotton French terry, creating pieces that are soft to the touch. The elevated embroidery and raised print provide the garments with a premium aesthetic, and a sporty, technical appearance.

Featured products are labelled with special trimmings, with well-crafted football patches a nod to authenticity that amplifies the next-level look.

In an attractive punctuation mark to the collection, BOSS has also created two fashion styles: a top and jogging pants made from premium technical compact jersey with an all-over digital print simulating real denim texture.

Under the creative direction of Trey Laird and his agency Team Laird, the highly anticipated and diverse BOSS x NFL campaign will showcase a group of seasoned NFL players and Legends.

These include Micah Parsons of the Dallas Cowboys, Jaelan Philips of the Miami Dolphins, and NFL Legend, Victor Cruz. The campaign also features models Joan Smalls and Taylor Hill posing alongside the players.

Shot by fashion photographer Matthew Brookes in sleek black-and-white, the campaign photography utilizes a captivating striped lighting technique representing football field hash lines.

The rollout features a short film, stills, and futuristic 3D renderings of selected jerseys, and asserts: “No matter the team, no matter the goal, no matter the point – always play like a BOSS.”

In addition, BOSS will be onsite in Kansas City at the 2023 NFL Draft with a pop-up retail experience that will include the current collection and customization options.

The pop-up will be open from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30. The collaboration between the NFL and BOSS will continue to come to life throughout the upcoming NFL season, from kickoff to the playoffs and all the way to Las Vegas and Super Bowl LVIII.

The BOSS x NFL collection will be available on, BOSS retail stores, and select national and international retailers.

The team range will expand this summer to include 17 additional teams, including reigning Super Bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs and NFC Champions the Philadelphia Eagles.