New American classics from the Brooklyn-based menswear brand's "Pompous Circumstance" collection
Going strong in its third year of production, Brooklyn-based fashion label Feltraiger makes what they call "New American Classic" menswear with a healthy sense of irreverence. With each collection the label takes on a different subculture—for Spring/Summer 2012 founder and creative director Daniel Feldman was inspired by the way high society spends their leisure time. The "Pompous Circumstance" collection offers a clean, well-trimmed look reminiscent of days spent quail hunting at the country home.
After a quick look at the line we were most intrigued by the label's outerwear, which includes key pieces—a trim-fit, anorak-style pullover; a slim camouflage bomber and a lightweight classic hunting vest—blending classic and contemporary design. The vest in particular goes easily from the country to the city, with an urban-appropriate aesthetic and all the essential technical features a hunter may need, down to a detachable rear game pouch.
Run by Feldman, along with his brother Jon, Feltraiger—named for the family's original Russian surname prior to emigration—is made entirely in America to ensure control of the highest standard of material and craftsmanship. For the time being Feltraiger is sold exclusively through their online shop; come Spring 2012 the duo will expand by opening a brick-and-mortar flagship in New York City.
Photography by Gregory Stefano