I was actually thinking more new wave 80s with that DB, Its successful in what I want it to be. I am always making things up with different proportions and styling, I like to experiment (but not on my clients), sometimes people like them sometimes they don't, but when you have a "finished style" you keep the same, eventually you become dated and I have always been of the mind that Reeves should be cutting edge. Its a philosophy thats often at odds with the forum which chases "timeless" aesthetics, delves into old timey costume or outright rejects fashion. It can also be at odds with the heritage of the tailoring business, but strip away the theatre and this is a business like any other, it has to be dynamic and relevant and trying new things is part of that.
This blazer is a bit more like the 60s DB you are posting about. I like what you did with the button placements but this just makes the jacket into something else, which is not what I was looking to do.
David,as i have write many times i like very much your style (maybe because remember to me the better bespoke of early 60s a age that i love).
You have touched a important point: in past decades bespoke tailors interpreted their age.
Many were classic but not "timeless",and many of them followed ( or created) the trends.
Now,maybe for the high cost of a bespoke suits or for other reasons tailors and customers want a "timeless" style (that for the double breasted seems to be a version of 30s style).
Anyway here a 1962 blazer from Milanese tailor Baratta that recall to me your coat.