Paperdolls Style International…fashion in the Land Down Under.

We are proud to note that Paperdolls has written a fabulous Q&A with Reuven Pinson, professional clothier and stylist in Melbourne.


My boyfriend is in the process of suit shopping for my friend Lauren’s wedding in October (and he needs it. His suit collection is a bit sparse). We were talking two weeks ago about the type, fit, and color of the suit he was thinking about purchasing. As I researched more and more about men’s suits I realized two things 1. I don’t know a lot about buying a proper suit for a man and 2. Suits are ridiculously expensive!!!! A nice suit, simple and black, that is actually hand stitched and properly made will cost a cool, clean $1,400-$2000. Have no fear my dear Aussies, because Astor and Black has made it to Melbourne to help men across Australia look sharp for half the price.

Read more here.

10 Questions with Reuven Pinson: Clothier and Menswear Expert from Astor & Black

1. How many suits should a man own?

“A man who wears a suit everyday – Monday through Friday- needs to own at least 10 suits. Why? A suit should have a two-week rest period. Suits need time to rest and to breathe. This will avoid you spending a fortune on new suits every year if you wear them properly.”

2. How often should you dry clean your suits?

“HUGE MISTAKE! If you own the proper amount of suits in your wardrobe, you will not need to send them to the dry cleaners all the time. Sending a suit to the dry cleaners once a month is ridiculous- that’s why suits tend to look worn out. You only really need to send your suits twice a year to the dry cleaners if you follow my rule of a two week rest period. Unless you spill gravy on your pants- don’t send it to the dry cleaners too often.”

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