Last year at a Christmas party, I witnessed firsthand the magic of a custom Travis Austin hat in the making. The moment the recent California transplant lit the gorgeous Stetson wide brim on fire, I knew I needed one — and this man in the Flea Style family.
I reached out to the artist and we instantly connected over our start up stories and began brainstorming ways to work together to support each other and our love for one-of-a-kind style. It didn’t take long to land on a collaboration that marries his gorgeous hats and artistic talents with our cool flea market accessories I collect each month across the US.
We landed on the name Travis Austin x Flea Style for our partnership, which blends our two worlds to create true pieces of fashion art. We’re starting with hats but plan to roll out shirts and jackets soon.
On Saturday March 9th, Travis will be in store to launch our hat collection and make orders placed that day live in our studio. After our launch party, you’re invited to shop our build-your-own hat bar to create the design of your dreams. Learn more about the partnership and process below.
Excited for y’all to join the hat party with me! xoxo
A Travis Austin hat is a one-of-one artistic creation. Every hat is a new Stetson design and crafted uniquely between you and Travis’ vision and comes complete with a number, signature and customized original Stetson box.
When you visit our store, you’ll start by selecting your hat size (somebody on our team will help you!), color choice (tan, brown or black) and style (fedora, wide brim or Amish). Then, the fun stuff comes in! Choose your complimentary design details that include three decorative accents (feathers, fabric wraps, silver concho, etc. ) and a custom Flea Style cactus, dandelion or skull stamp to brand your bad boy. From there, you’re invited to add some a la cart accents found by me in far flung flea market fields. Think military patches, aged brass brooches, bolo ties, tarnished silver money clips, vintage enamel pins… Final decision? Do you want your hat to remain new or be distressed (enter mesmerizing fire torch!).
From there, we package up your bespoke selections and bring them to Travis’ Dallas workspace. He will select your hat via your size and preferences from his large supply of Stetson samples. Yes, the artist selects your hat, not you. He will then play with your accruements (and maybe even add a couple from his repertoire!) and create your masterpiece with his artistic vision and skills. Once he’s finished, he will sign and number your hat!
Within two weeks (unless you select our $25 three-day rush order option if he’s in town), your hat will be complete and back in store for pickup. All hats are $250 (a la cart extra flea market items are an extra $15 each) and include a gorgeous box that Travis signs by hand with a personal message to you.
Are you ready to order your custom hat or what? Join us next Saturday for the live launch party or visit us daily at the store to scoop up your masterpiece!
Join us for our Travis Austin x Flea Style pop up Saturday March 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or shop the build-your-own hat bar at our Deep Ellum brick + mortar! We’re located at 3009 Commerce St. Have a question? Give us a ring at 469-520-3222.