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Style Setters 2010: In Depth with Eric Felten

A dapper musician with big-band poise and sartorial sensibility

Photograph by Chris Leaman.
Our September issue follows 19 of Washington’s most fashionable ladies and gents through a cool night out at the W Hotel. While the clothes do most of the talking in print, the Style Setters themselves get the last word online.

Who: Eric Felten, jazz singer and trombonist

Describe your style in ten words or less.
“A retro sensibility embracing the swing era and the Rat Pack.”

Favorite places to shop in Washington:
“The Polo store in Chevy Chase always has a great selection of suits cut in the late-’30s, Savile Row style. I get my suits tailored by Baytok in Georgetown. For casual clothes, I like Lacoste shirts, Brooks Brothers khakis, and Levi’s 501s.”

Fall gear you can’t wait to wear:
“A new navy-blue suit with an early-’60s, narrow-lapel Mad Men cut. Cut slim, with no break in the trousers, it’s both modern and vintage at the same time.”

Style icons:
“Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Cary Grant, and Miles Davis­—before he went off the sartorial deep end.”

>> For more Style Setters extras, click here

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