Tommy Nutter – Rebel on the Row
If you ever end up close to the London Bridge underground station and you have some spare time I recommend you go and see this exhibition.
I have always wanted some insight on the british tailoring and suit making and this was the perfect opportunity to get some.
Starting with the 1960’s Savile Row experienced a revolution and was hit by the ‘youthquake generation’ as it was called. The new wave designers started opening their boutiques and provided men a range of more extrovert , colourful suites and accessories.
THE NUTTER LOOK
‘Tommy Nutter’s personable and stylich attitude to the styling and selling of clothes would link with the exquisite tailoring and sculptural cutting of Sexton in a completely new way. With Sexton cutting to Nutter’s ideas the nascent Nutter style was born. The team were soon joined by the tailors Joe Morgan and Roy Chittleborough who were young and enthusiastic and excited by the new styles coming out of 35a Savile Row ' (Tommy Nutter – Rebel on the Row exhibition booklet at the FTM).
The 70's: cuts , fabrics, details and features
Dressing the Famous – On and Off Stage
Suites worn by Mick Jagger
|Two Piece Suits worn by Mick Jagger|
In the picture above : Green jacket and trousers/Wool 1974, Yellow double breasted jacket and trousers/Silk 1974, Checked flannel double breasted jacket and trousers/Wool 1973 - all worn by Mick Jagger
'Tommy completely glamorised Savile Row and made it accessible' - Sir Elton John
|Show costumes worn by Sir Elton John in his tours|
|Jacket with trousers,shirt,braces and bowtie/ Silk Moire|
|Two tone suit with shirt, bowtie and braces Cotton|
|Tailcoated jumpsuit with tartan sleeves and tails / Cotton , wool and gold braid|
|Jumpsuit with buttoned chest panel and belt/ Cotton 1984|
Suites worn by Ringo Starr
|Coat, Jacket and Three Piece Suit worn by Ringo Starr of the Beatles|
|Black frock coat with original badge / Wool 1969 and Jacket/Wool 1974|
The jacket on the right is a classic Nutter with contrast trim and pockets. This jacket also features the well defined shoulder developed by the house in the early 1970's.