A while back, I visited a shop in Austin, Texas called Traveler Denim. From there, I was personally fitted and measured for my very own pair of selvedge denim. I had the luxury of selecting every aspect of the denim from the pockets, the denim itself, the buttons and even the rivets. You can read my previous post about my visit here.
For my personal pair, I selected a 14oz. Kuroki (Japanese) selvedge denim, with vintage Carhartt pockets and lining. The buttons are black matte and the rivets are a bright copper. For the fit, I wanted a skin tight grip that only a personally made pair could accomplish. Normally 14 oz. would make this a bit uncomfortable, but due to the light tint of sulphur, it actually gives the denim a lighter feel and a bit more fluid.
On my second fitting, once I saw the denim fit perfectly, I got to watch them put the finishing touches on my pair. They put on the buttons, rivets, attached the belt loops and hemmed the jeans right in front of me. How many of your pairs can you say that about?
Traveller Denim uses very minimal branding to give the denim a clean image. The only branding is the beige leather belt loop right above the butt. On this, you can customize what it says and watch as they hammer in each letter. Yet another way to make this pair of denim your own.
I absolutely love this pair of denim. The fit, of course, is spot on and feels like a glove. Obviously your pair does not have to be skin tight since you decide the fit when they take your measurements. As far as the quality goes, I have no complaints. They have the feeling of a quality pair of selvedge denim with the sheer pleasure of knowing it is one of a kind.
Recently, the brand is beginning to branch out into bespoke denim jackets. I had the luxury of trying one on at the shop and loved it. Erick and Selenia are destined for greatness. With the thoughts of expanding and even being involved with Justin Vernon, the lead singer of the well-known band Bon Iver, Traveller Denim has a promising future.
I highly encourage denim enthusiasts everywhere to look into Traveller Denim. Even if you are just a fan of fashion or quality products in general, this brand is one to keep an eye on.