3x NBA champion Dwayne Wade is accustom to wearing clothing and accessories with his name on it. But recently, he's decided to ditch the athletic wear and launch his own tie collection in conjunction with The Tie Bar. The Dwyane Wade for The Tie Bar collection features 29 silk bow ties, 15 neckties and two dozen pocket squares. Each tie is custom-designed and comes in either classic prints such as polka dot, modern geometric prints or saturated solids. Wade said he was happy to align his name with the Chicago-based company because they make amazing products.
"When I am wearing a tie I feel a little bit more important," he said. "I've been a fan of the Tie bar and I wore the product myself...I'm from Chicago and it's a Chicago based company they made it feel like this is home."
Wade also mentioned that the inspiration for the collection is based upon his own personality and style. A style he describes as "unpredictable, always on the edge and always taking chances."
"Partnering with Dwyane was a no-brainer for us," said Anand Shah, chief executive officer of The Tie Bar. "He is a trailblazer on and off the court, particularly in the way he expresses style.”
Prices range from $25 for ties and bow ties to $30 for cufflinks. The Dwyane Wade for The Tie Bar collection is currently available via thetiebar.com.