Travers Mahan makes shopping a special experience
This upscale menswear store provides much more than fine quality clothing.
Laurie and Travers Mahan
Twenty-six years ago when Travers and Laurie Mahan opened the upscale menswear store that bears his name, suits and formal clothing were a large part of their business. But fashion has changed considerably since then, and the Mahans have adapted the store to match.
“People used to dress up for occasions more often than they do now,” Travers Mahan says. “Now, weekend wear and business-casual are big.”
Today, Travers Mahan’s storefront showcases clothing for an array of occasions, from suits and ties to polo shirts, denim, sandals and even swimwear.
“Our clients like to travel, so we carry clothes people can pack up and go with,” Laurie Mahan says.
That wide variety of clothing has one thing in common: It is all of the highest possible quality. On top of that, many of the items can’t be found anywhere else in Tulsa. Travers Mahan has become the exclusive retailer for an array of brands, some of which come directly from Europe.
The Mahans strive to stay on the leading edge of men’s fashion. That means landing new clothing lines immediately once they become available in the United States — and knowing when to retire once-dependable brands.
“Lines we’ve carried for years might not be what we’re looking for now,” Travers Mahan says. “It’s in a constant evolution.”
Laurie Mahan says they’re happy to cater to procrastinators who are experiencing a fashion emergency. However, they also like to make shopping at their store an enjoyable experience, rather than just a means to an end.
Every Saturday, Travers Mahan features Champagne and Shine, which pairs the bubbly with a leather expert who can shine shoes to perfection. The store hosts other events throughout the year that are often catered with samples from area bakeries and restaurants.
“We’re in the service business,” Laurie Mahan says. “We just happen to specialize in clothes.”
8146 S. Lewis Ave. | 918-296-4100
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday