Jillian Tamaki

A Certain Fancy

Sep 20th, 2010

“He was a hard-working, capable man who did not drink and was not without a certain fancy and feeling for the form, but was nevertheless an atrocious tailor. His work was ruined by hesitation. The idea that his cut was not fashionable enough made him alter everything half a dozen times, walk all the way to town simply to study the dandies, and in the end dress us in suits that even a caricaturist would have called outr√© and grotesque.” -Anton Chekov, The Privy Councilor, 1886