About

 

Our Story

 

Aviator is a travel lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles, CA. We set out to make products with style and function, so you can wear more and pack less. 

Aviator products are only available on our website. By selling directly to our customers, we're able to cut out the retail markup and provide the highest quality products at the best value. We manufacture locally in small batches and purposefully build our inventory through pre-orders and customer data. This approach allows us to reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint.

Free shipping and free returns on all orders within the US. 

Made in LA

 

 

Manufacturing locally is better for the environment, because it helps reduce the carbon footprint of our supply chain. California also imposes strict environmental regulations regarding dyeing and laundering within the garment industry. All of our non-indigo jeans are dyed (or laundered) in Los Angeles where these processes are performed in a more environmentally friendly way.

 

This isn't fast fashion

 

Aviator products are designed to last. Our jeans are made with premium denim that's durable and comfortable enough to serve your lifestyle. They're also made with mostly natural fibers.

Our hoodies and tops are made with 100% Merino Wool because it's best fabric for travel. Hands down. Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial, wrinkle-resistant and quick-drying, so you can get much more wear out of your Merino products before needing to launder them.

We source our Merino Wool from New Zealand because they maintain strict laws protecting their sheep. New Zealand Merino's are treated ethically and are carefully sheered each spring. 

Wool is also one of the most sustainable fabrics. So when you wear Merino, you're not only doing good by you - you're doing good by the planet as well.

Meet the team... 

 

Colby Kane

Founder and Designer

Founded by Colby Kane, a designer and art director who¬†started out¬†in the fast-paced world of NY Fashion as an art director at Macy‚Äôs. He moved to LA in order to build something different,¬†find a balance between work and family, and give back to his community. Aviator is that ‚Äúsomething‚ÄĚ that Colby was aiming to build, and it grew out of¬†his own life experiences.¬†He¬†has a passion for scouring the world to find amazing fashion trends, materials, and ideas that can be locally made in Los Angeles - all while providing great value to his customers.

 

Nate Peterson

Head of Customer Experience

Nate joined the Aviator team in 2018. He handles day-to-day operations and focuses on providing an exceptional experience for our customers. Originally from Minnesota, he agrees with the age-old saying: "You can take a guy out of the Midwest, but you can't make him miss the snow."

 

Colin Jensen 

Customer Representative / Marketing Outreach

Colin joined the team in 2019. Originally from Utah, he has found a new home in Los Angeles. Colin assists with marketing and customer service. In his spare time, he enjoys playing drums and exploring the great outdoors with his wife.