August 09, 2004 08:00 AM

Donald Trump, who once criticized a New York Times architecture critic who didn’t like the Donald’s new building by saying the journalist wore “cheap suits,” is going the way of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren – he’s starting his own label.

“This will be high-end men’s wear,” Trump, 58, tells Newsweek, which says the Trump line will include suits, coats, trousers and, possibly, golfing wear and be called “Trump’s Signature Collection.”

The line, which reportedly will include the Trump family crest, may land in department stores as early as this fall.

The Apprentice star supposedly wears Brioni suits from Italy, which cost upwards of $3,000. His suits will retail for $575, and feature the cut that he favors: three buttons, with side vents.

Marcraft Clothes – whose other lines have included Evan Picone, Albert Nipon and Russell Simmons’s Phat Farm – will manufacture Trump’s collection.

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