True Religion Apparel has signed a new licensing agreement for United Legwear Company to manufacture and distribute True Religion branded legwear.

The deal includes men's, women's and children's socks, leggings and tights.

The branded legwear will make its debut at the Las Vegas Project Show in September 2009, with a US rollout shortly thereafter to True Religion branded stores and wholesale retail partners including department stores and specialty store retailers.

United Legwear Company is also planning an international launch to select markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

"Extending our licensing platform continues to be a core component of our product diversification strategy," said Michael Buckley, president of True Religion Apparel.

"As we move towards our long-term goal of 50-60% sales contribution from jeans and 40-50% sales contribution from sportswear, we will seek to establish partnerships with licensees that hold expertise in categories that are complementary to our existing product offering."