This was a such an informative read about the fashion and menswear trade from the late 1960’s and through the rock and roll years when a lot of his clientele were famous rockers among many other celebrities and worldwide famous folks. The book is also about the other Nutter brother who took up a career in photography and many times orbited around many of the same celebrities oddly enough, and on odd occasions at overlapping moments and locations.

The book recalls their lives and outcomes, following Tommy Nutter through his time in Savile Row learning to be a tailor working for another. Then when he’s finally able to get backing and open his first shop and breathe life into it and make his vision of fashion at last. Then he begins to dress the moneyed and famous and gains some fame of a sort for himself as he builds his business, always a walking advertisement himself and dressing his photographer brother in his fashions to advertise for him as well.

Brother David was often tasked to come in to do last minute photo shoots, getting great shots of the clothes on attractive volunteer friends and acquaintances who jumped in to help out and make things happen to get sales brochures out in time. There are lots of stories of becoming friends with the rich and famous and getting pretty successful, going out to all the “in” places, seeing and being seen and doing things to excess. They see the good side of things, and later the not so great sides as well. A very well told story that goes into other areas that are also important and gives a good bit of history. Well worth the read, but I don’t want to give anything away. An advance digital copy was provided by Netgalley, author Lance Richardson, and the publisher for my honest review.

Crown Publishers
Publication: May 1, 2018

4 thoughts on “House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row

      1. Your book reviews are really good. Gosh, how do you manage to read so many books and find the time to write about them, and you have such a lovely writing style. Good luck and thank you for visiting my posts, I feel honoured 🙂

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  1. That is so sweet of you to say! I read pretty fast, though I have central sleep apnea so there are times I simply can’t stay awake when I try to read. I just love to read more than just about anything, it’s like an escape and calms me too. I’m also disabled by chronic pain, so I have to have things to keep things to keep my mind active, and reading, reviewing, computers, and researching different subjects, etc. are all things I enjoy. I’m the one who is honored by your kind words, I’m glad you have enjoyed visiting as well.


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