When it comes to finishing and handwork, it is always available, but you are not going to pay $2,000 for it. Many of my suits have lapped everything and bar tacking all over like the Italian tailors do without request, but it is more money for this. So to say "styling" is bland I don't really agree fully with the statement. I think a lot of people that go to him don't know the difference and don't request it, but are rather requesting a "price point" where bland finishing fits in easier.
Another thing, which makes it hard to judge Frank's work fairly is the fact that he doesn't really have a house silhouette and the variations that you see here and there are more based on the clients specifications than Frank's firm hand. I think people are used to seeing his work on NYR because he has photographed so much of it. In actuality what I see on NYR is very different than most of the folks I meet going to see Frank.
I also don't think it is a coincidence how many other tailor's work Frank is constantly adjusting and fixing for a lot of people. That's a lot of trust people have in his work whether he is making them things from scratch or not.
I personally really dig what he does for you.
Any chance you could take some photographs of the handwork in your coats?
The fineness of the stitching I've seen in other photographs has been slightly underwhelming.