Michael Ryen is one of a number of brands by Europa. Founded in June of 1977 by Alan and Cynthia Shapiro, Europa International is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
- Europa has evolved from a regional distributor in the Midwest, to an international corporation selling across the United States and in more than 20 countries worldwide.
- Europa brands include Cinzia, Cote d'Azur, Scott Harris, David Benjamin, db4k, Alternatives, and Elements.
- The Michael Ryen line draws its inspiration from the growing market of men requiring more generous sizes. The line features a great size range from 52 to 60, depending on the frame.
- The line targets men looking for more choices in cutting-edge style without sacrificing comfort.