Well we must always remember we are only talking about suits here, it's not some avante garde piece by issey miyake, stylistically and in many ways you can say one suit is pretty much the same as another so from a design perspective it's not too tricky for a designer to put on a ticket pocket, it won't set the world on fire. However, and this is why I like designing suits, you have these constraints and you have to work within them so it's all about subtlety and this is what is hard for people to get their head around and I think it takes years of experience and a certain innate knack to get it right. I have worked all my adult life with bench tailors and no one will respect what they do more than me, you can be a tailor making the best hand worked garment in the world, but if that breast welt is 3/4" too low or that button stance is wrong you've killed that garment and often clients and tailors just don't get this until its too late. How did I come up with my basic suit? My suits are actually purposefully quite simple in style I think, I try to make truly classic, timeless pieces as much as I can. After 15 years of producing suits I think I've boiled things down to placements that just "work" but this is a style in itself. I try to calibrate it all so it sits on that fence of being chic but classic. Understanding like muscle memory what makes a suit look boring, or young or ugly or stylish allows me to do this. Add to that great cloths and trimmings and then make sure that the fit is good and you don't have to reinvent the wheel because quality is always in style. Whether you think I'm succesful at doing these things well that's up to you but this is my honest take on how I approach my suits. Now there is variation in what I do in terms of style sometimes. I may want to make the suit look a touch 60s or 70s. I play around with the basics just trying to stay on that knife edge to keep it classic Savile row, but give it a feeling that is evocative of the era, while being careful not too be too authentic to it, because then your creating costume. Does any of that make sense? It's late for me.