Recently had the wonderful good luck to (FINALLY!) find a bespoke Tommy Nutter in my size (44L) on ebay from England. It is a grey three-piece, with high lapels on the vest, and very wide pants. I understand this affectation is from the Brits liking their pants to flow a bit when ascending stairs! The suit required a bit of nip and tuck, but, after my tailor finished it off, I wore it and was stopped no less than SIX times to ask where I had bought it, etc.! It is dated 1991, so it's certainly among the last suits Tommy actually had his hands on. A wonderful addition to my closet to be sure!
In reading about Tommy and Nutter's, it is apparent that Edward Sexton played a HUGE role in the Savile Row shop of the 60's/70's. Sexton is the tailor, but does anyone know how much tailoring Tommy actually DID? I know he was the designer, but not the cutter, correct?
Also, a heads-up to anyone who cares: I am reading Richard Anderson's wonderful book on Savile Row, his memoir entitled "Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed". It is a lot of fun, with some very good insider stories about said Row!
Recently I have also rekindled my passion for Italian clothing, (mostly after the great GQ article about Brunello Cucinelli), and have just received my first Massimo Bizzocchi shirt and tie, and expecting my very first Kiton suit from an ebay purchase any minute now! WHAT did we do without ebay? Will keep you posted!!!!