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Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row

Blog 03/06/2011 10:55 AM

Tailor Tommy Nutter and master cutter Edward Sexton teamed up and opened ‘Nutters’ on Savile Row in 1969, together they took bespoke tailoring to new heights and thrust it into a new era.

Tommy Nutter

Tommy Nutter

Backed by Cilla Black and Beatles executive Peter Brown, the shop fast became the new hip tailors in swinging London, with signature designs and styles including huge lapels, velvet jackets, mixed-up tweeds and nipped-in waists, evident with the renowned looks of rock stars and aristocrats at the time.

Tommy Nutter and Cilla Black

Tommy Nutter and Cilla Black

Icons such as Mick Jagger and Elton John pioneered the look throughout Nutter’s tenure at the top, with Mick Jagger choosing to wear Nutter’s designs throughout his career including on his wedding day to Bianca. Whilst Elton John’s two-tone dinner jackets are a classic example of Nutter’s striking creations.

Elton John Outfit Illustration

Elton John Outfit Illustration

The tailors closed in 1976 only for Nutter to reopen a few doors down some years later, but he tragically died in 1992 aged just 49.

The life and work of this legendary individual is now part of an exhibition taking place at the London Fashion and Textile Museum. Combining photography and illustrations of the iconic designs along with a complete recreation of Nutter’s shop featuring its innovative window displays demonstrating Nutter’s pioneering approach to brand image.

The exhibition opened on May 20th 2011 and will remain open until October 22nd 2011.

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Celebrate the work of master tailor Tommy Nutter and invest in a new men’s suit this season from julesb.co.uk.

Styles include sophisticated two piece suits, from renowned suit designers Paul Smith and Hugo Boss. Along with more formal three piece suits, from classic designer Nicky Wallace.

Paul Smith The Westbourne Suit Regular

Paul Smith The Westbourne Suit Regular

Call into our store for a made-to-measure service or for more information regarding your suiting needs please email our in-house tailor at jesmond.man@julesb.co.uk where we will answer all of your questions and provide expert advice.

 

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