by Stephen Garner
Whitney Michel

Tie Bar has teamed up with American menswear brand Michel Men and designer Whitney Michel on a new collaboration.

Produced in consultation with the brand’s creative advisor Jim Moore (GQ’s creative director at large), the Tie Bar x Michel Men 15-piece capsule collection includes a variety of classic wardrobe staples – 4 ties, 4 socks, 6 pocket squares, and 1 tote bag.

Whitney Michel is a first-generation Haitian American born in Brooklyn. With the long desire to become a designer, Michel moved to Manhattan to attend the prestigious Parsons, School of Design, where the brand was first created. Michel later honed her skills and passion for menswear contributing on the styling teams of Vogue, GQ, Man of the World, and more. She credits being raised with four brothers, a love for classic film style, and early exposure to art via her father’s oil painting, as her strongest design influences.

“It’s been nothing short of a dream collaborating on this collection with such a strong brand partner and the legend himself, Jim Moore,” said Michel. “I’m so excited to introduce Michel Men to Tie Bar’s loyal fan base, bringing my designs to life at a price that’s affordable for all, the must-have accessories for the season.”

“I’ve known Whitney for nearly a decade, she’s always been a passionate team player with a tactile and precise work ethic,” added Moore. “Her keen eye for style and inspiring ability to reflect on the past while staying totally modern, and true to her vision, makes her a menswear force to watch. I’m very excited that she has launched her namesake collection, Michel Men, and additionally has teamed with the sartorially savvy menswear line, Tie Bar, to bring her incredible vision to the every man.”

The Tie Bar x Michel Men launch will formally kick off Strong Ties: an ongoing program for linking outstanding, progressive, and emerging designers with the Tie Bar label to create an incubator of talent and style at affordable price points. Each participant is given full immersion into the world of Tie Bar, with the goal of using the brand’s platforms to help aid their current and future growth. Tie Bar remains committed to helping ensure the voices of BIPOC-owned businesses and designers are better represented across the fashion industry. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each collection will go back directly to the designer.

The new Tie Bar x Michel Men collection, which retails between $10 to $35, is now available.