Traveller Denim: FItted Jeans Like Never Before

traveller denim
You won’t find any modern sewing machines in Traveller Denim’s manufacturing facility in Austin, TX. The cutting-edge founders, Selenia Rios and Erik Untersee, went totally old school when it comes to producing quality denim garments. They only use vintage industrial sewing machines.

“We have Singers that are over 100 years old. They’re all made of steel,” says Rios. “Eric has taught himself how to repair and rebuild them. He’s rebuilt the motors.”

When customers enter their store in Austin, they are presented with choices: pick out the denim, choose thread and hardware. Then 20 measurements are taken to make sure they get the best fitting jeans around.

“We are the first and only custom denim company in Texas,” says Rios. “We hand make everything.”

For customers ordering online, there’s a ready-made line of jeans for men offering three choices: Skinny, Slim Taper and Slim Straight. The Slim Taper leads the pack as the best seller and features a tailored upper block and tapers from the upper thigh down the leg.

Traveller Denim came on the scene June 1, 2013. Business has exploded in the past year and the co-owners, who met while working in the film industry, have plans for some unique expansions.

“We hope to expand to produce items for other local designers,” says Rios. “We want to help manufacture their products so they don’t have to outsource outside the U.S. and keep it totally local.”

They are also working on a shipping container that will serve as a replica of their showroom in Austin. The plan is to go out on tour and do custom fittings all over North America.


Ski Butlers are a Thing. We Went to the Rockies to Find Out What they Do and Why

Why the saviest skiers and smartest shredders enlist the help of a ski butler to service and set up their gear.

Levi’s Wellthread X Outerknown Clean Up Dirty Denim with Fall 2018 Collab

Each of these products are built with their end in mind.
Fashion & Style

The Best Fall Sales on Menswear and Gear This Weekend

Jackets, outdoor gear, watches, shoes — you name it, we've found a deal on it.
Fashion & Style

Meet Corridor, the Fashionable Clothing Company Founded by a Former FBI Agent

"I was going to transfer over to CIA from FBI, and I went to graduate school during the process. I started tailoring clothes on the side just to make money."
Fashion & Style

Layer Up for Fall ASAP with the Best Men’s Puffy Vests

Get in-vested in this quintessential fall style staple.

15 Best Travel Pants for Hiking, Exploring, and Everything in Between

Our favorite, all-around travel pants are suitable for every environment and activity, from finding comfort on the plane to finding adventure outdoors.
Fashion & Style

Weather the Season in Style with the Best Men’s Boots for Fall

These boots were made for walking ... in the crisp autumn air.
Fashion & Style

Stock Up on the Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men this Fall

The best crewneck sweatshirts are warm, stylish, and easy to layer.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear Tailgating: Fall Style Essentials for Football Fans

Snag these tailgating style basics before the next game.
Fashion & Style

Keep it Cozy with These Seven Warmest Winter Socks

Winter means padding around your pad in the softest, warmest socks possible.