Leading sports apparel manufacturer Everlast Worldwide Inc said on Wednesday it will launch a new collection of men's underwear and sleepwear featuring a variety of fashionable boxing graphics including boxing gloves.

The new collection, which includes briefs, boxers, pyjama bottoms, robes and athletic Everdri under garments, will be unveiled at the upcoming Magic International trade show in Las Vegas, the largest apparel trade event in the world.

George Q Horowitz, chairman and CEO of Everlast Worldwide Inc, said the new range will be available in department stores, sporting goods stores and specialty stores this fall.

He added: "As the originators of the boxing trunk as far back as 1910, this new underwear collection is a natural progression for us and allows us to build upon our heritage of producing quality products.

"By keeping the underwear line under the Everlast Worldwide Inc umbrella, we are able to leverage our considerable expertise in the design, production and marketing of fashion-forward apparel items.

"We are confident that this line will be well received and have secured a new men's underwear sales force to ensure a successful launch."