Originally Posted by dv3
I find the David Reeves comparison very striking. Here are two Reeves suits I found through google image; although, I believe both were originally posted on AAAC.
While I see where you're coming from, I have to disagree. Whatever else you think of it, the Nutter suit is pure Savile Row. Look at those shoulders and chest. There is a sort of mod thing going on, but there are also distinct echos of the thirties and forties, even the Victorian era.
At least as far as the English tradition is concerned, this is where so many discussions of the rules simply founder. In may ways the backbone of the rules resides above all in technique. The DR suits are kind of fun, but you would never mistake them for SR. There are distinctly SR ways of doing things, everything from silhouette to button holes to color matching. As far as technique goes, the Nutter suit is squarely within the SR canon--even impeccably so. A db tweed jacket, say, could be executed in precisely the same way.