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    MANGA: Joou to Shitateya

    Joou to Shitateya – Scarlet Beriko

    It is said that if you wear the suits from that store situated at the antique street, SHIDA, you will achieve success.During a break in his work, interior designer Jouno Oumi visits the store and meets a frightening and blunt man. He is the legendary tailor, Shida. Seeing the appearance of Shida who takes pride in his work, Oumi begins to feel a longing for the man, and an attraction starts to form…This is a love story between an obstinate interior designer and a hard-faced man.

    SUITS ♡ !!!!!

    I have a serious love for suits. Love them so much I even tried studying tailoring. Didn’t have the knack for it, sadly. So this manga is a dream come true!

    Queen and the Tailor is my first Scarlet Beriko and I got the impression this is fluffier than her usual fare. Shida is a middle-aged tailor whose suits were rumored to bring success. Enter young interior designer, Oumi, brash and arrogant, demanding a suit despite having been already told of the month-long waiting list. The two got off on the wrong foot but a month later, Oumi returns for a fitting and couldn’t help noticing things about the enigmatic tailor. 

    I was ecstatic this is about a tailor!!! I can’t believe how rare it is for them to be featured in BL manga or even MM romance. The measuring alone is rife with fabulous USTs, just like the scene here.

    After their initial antagonistic interaction, watching Shida and Oumi coming together is a joy! Oumi is a blushy, bratty, tsundere who tries so hard to be cool. Shida is an unflappable individual who thinks Oumi is cool no matter what he does. I adored how they adore each other! I squee-ed so hard when Shida called Oumi, his beloved queen.

    I had the privilege to watch an interview of the mangaka during last year’s Fujocon. She said she likes drawing suits and older men. You can really see that in how she renders them. Nobody draws beautiful older men better than Scaberix! Just look at Shida!

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