Maybe it´s because of the stunning performances "The Rolling Stones" deliver this summer on international stages, maybe it is because I am looking forward to our holidays in the South of France: Those images of Bianca and Mick getting married in Saint Tropez are on my mind all the time.
And as well as we remember the Saint-Laurent-costume the pregnant bride was wearing, highlighting her divine breasts - I can not get over Mick´s suit.
It was that moment in time Rock Stars met Saville Row, meaning, after those modern bands had abandoned their schoolboy-uniform looks and became longhaired, freestyle hippies, they got back to a look that came from a guy who brought their spirit to classic tayloring craft in London.
Tommy Nutter of "House of Nutter", located at 35a Savile Row in London, was the guy who took the classic suit and changed it for good into a modern, sexy, gender neutral piece of clothing that allowed men to show their female side and their openly displayed crotches simultaneously.
Fittingly, Nutter opened his shop on Valentine’s Day 1969; he was just 25.
Thanks to him, the Peacock Revolution had breached the stately redoubt of "Huntsman, Gieves & Hawkes, Poole, Kilgour". Edward Sexton was his trusted lieutenant and the talented young cutters Joseph Morgan and Roy Chittleborough filled out the Nutter team.
That March, John Lennon, affectionately known around the shop as “Susan,” wore a white Nutter suit when he married Yoko Ono.
In August, three Beatles put on Nutter suits, which Sexton had cut, for the Abbey Road cover shoot. (George Harrison opted for Woodstock-inspired denims.) Soon enough, David Hockney, Twiggy, Elton John, Bill Blass, assorted aristos and Hollywood stars—everybody, it seemed, was getting “Nuttered up.”
It was allegedly the Beatles, then headquartered at 3 Savile Row, who introduced Jagger to Nutter. The Stones front man sized up the tailor and said, “I’ll have a suit like the one you’re wearing.” Jagger said that “Tommy brought Savile Row up to date without losing its tradition.”
The famous "I am having what she is having" after Meg Ryan (of "When Harry Met Sally") faked an orgasmn in the middle of New York´s Katz´ Delicatessen obviously works for clothes as well: Mark Rozzo, editor at Large for Air Mail, described those suits as "wearable aphrodisiacs".
And the good news is: you can still buy them, at Edward Sexton´s in London or online.