Um… Roland Martin Launches a Fashion Line


Roland Martin’s name isn’t usually equated with fashion, but the man is somewhat dapper. As the only journalist on a major network to regularly don an ascot, it makes sense that he’d come out with a line of his own.

The CNN political commentator said the deal for his own fashion line came about from wearing ties made by Verse 9. When the designer came out with a line of ascots, Roland made those his accessory of choice, and after seeing him in so many of their designs, the company approached Roland and suggested he launch his own line of neckwear under their brand.

Ascots are just a jumping off point for the Style, Substance, Swagger collection which also includes neck-ties, bowties, and scarves in multiple color and design combinations. Simply titled Roland S. Martin, the 2012 collection is available online at

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