"My late husband, David, and Fred Astaire went to the same little Italian tailor in Beverly Hills, up on Little Santa Monica. One day David came in to pick up a new suit, and there was Fred. The tailor comes out of the back room with Fred's new suit on a hanger and hands it to Fred. Fred takes the suit off the hanger, rolls it up, and throws it against the wall. David said, 'What are you doing?' And Fred answered, 'The way to wear clothes is to tell them who's boss in the beginning. Then they fit you.'"
-Danvi Janssen quoted in Fred Astaire: his friends talk, by Sarah Giles