Eric Jordan is a detective with the Baltimore Police Department's Internal Investigation Division. When he's not handling internal complaints against police officers, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Theresa, son, Lionel, and daughter, Erika. To keep in shape, which he says is the key to looking good in clothing, he likes to run and lift weights.
How would you describe your taste in clothing?
It's more toward the conservative, although I usually just buy what catches my eye. I like darker colors for business attire. We have meetings with command personnel, attorneys and citizens, so it's important that we're dressed well.
What's the newest thing in your closet?
A purple and blue Nike sports suit that I bought at Foot Locker in Golden Ring Mall two weeks ago.
What's the oldest thing in your closet?
A burgundy, double-breasted suit that I got married in seven years ago. The suit is probably about 10 years old and I don't even wear it anymore, I just save it.
Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?
For work, it would have to be my grey Franco Tassi suit with green and red pinstripes. It fits comfortably and looks good. Usually I don't wear cuffed pants, but this is one pair that's cuffed that I really like. When I get home from work in the summer, I like to put on shorts and a t-shirt.
What have you held onto for sentimental reasons?
The suit I got married in and a 1980 Clifton High School class shirt with a roadrunner, our school mascot, on it.
What's the most expensive thing in your closet?
The Franco Tassi suit was $450 when I bought it a year ago.
What's the least expensive thing in your closet?
I have a couple of tank tops that were about $3 that I wear with shorts when I'm off in the summer.
What's the wildest outfit that you ever bought?
When I was 12 or 13 I had a couple of pairs of platform shoes. I remember one pair that was beige with a brown sole. The heels were about four inches and I was already tall.
What are your favorite accessories?
I like ties. I have about 40 of them and I've thrown a lot away. I have a few stand-by ties that I like to wear, then I have some that I wear occasionally and others that I hardly wear, but I'll find something to go with them one day.
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