Beckham: When we launched the collection, we wanted it to be a range of new classics that men could rely on. We spent 18 months developing the range and working on the product, focusing on fit, comfort and the design details that make for a great piece of bodywear. The core range stays exactly the same, and we add to it only when we feel there's a need for a new piece, like the lounge jerseys and long johns or the morning gown that we added last year. This is a long-term collection, and I'm proud to put my name to it.
AP: With one of your three sons modeling for Burberry (10-year-old Romeo) and at least one seemingly interested in soccer (13-year-old Brooklyn reportedly had a tryout with London club Chelsea), would you encourage them to follow in your footsteps?
Beckham: Like any parent, I just want the best for my kids, whatever they decide to do. They will choose what path they want to follow, and we will always be there to encourage them.
AP: What's the biggest challenge in sticking to your fitness routine?
Beckham: Keeping fit is really important as playing football is all I've ever wanted to do. I'm training a lot at the moment so fitness is an integral part of my day. I think I'd find it more of a challenge if I wasn't able to keep in shape!
AP: New York Fashion Week starts Thursday, and you are often at your wife's shows. (His wife, Victoria, is a former Spice Girl turned fashion designer.) What's it like for you in the front row?
Beckham: Victoria works so hard on her collections, it's just nice to be able to go to the shows and see all that hard work come to life. I'm really proud of her, she gets nervous but it's always a great success.