SCIENCE OF STYLE
A black leather jacket and brown leather shoes … can those two items ever be paired together in perfect harmony? Here at Mr. Derk we encourage men to forge their own paths when it comes to fashion. After doing some research, we’ve noticed that this often questioned combination is, in fact, totally acceptable: A black leather jacket is timeless, classic and can be incredibly versatile. So, why can’t it be paired with
BEFORE AND AFTER Before you go trekking around in deep snow in your leather boots this winter, make sure you first clean and polish them. Follow these steps monthly to prolong the shoe-life of your favourite boots. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 1. Walter’s Neutral Wax Shoe Polish 2. Mr Blacks Essentials Shoe Cleaner 3. A shoe polish dauber 4. A shoe brush 5. A
“Spit shine” isn’t the prettiest turn of a phrase, but a spit shine, shoeshine is truly appealing and down right pretty, in a manly sort of way of course. Every man wants a spit shine shoe, which is defined as a high gloss that is secured through, well, saliva/spit. It takes a real man to spit on a boot to make it shine. The first step to a successful spit shine is to have the want to. Once this has
The men at Derks are on the hunt this season in Vegas to bring you some of the most fresh and unique brands from across the globe. Here are some live behind-the-scene highlights from today’s show to give you a taste of what’s to come as well as some wicked outfits on some well-dressed men.
The shoes you put with your outfit say a lot about you. By taking care with your shoewear, you can ensure a fabulous look that will last for years. Start with quality – genuine leather is one place you can’t go wrong. A proper fit is something a lot of men think they have but you’d be surprised at how many men wear shoes that don’t fit correctly. They need to have good arch support and not pinch your feet.
Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI Continental team WIGGINS, after leaving Team Sky. Nicknamed “Wiggo”, he began his cycling career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists to gain significant elite level success in both those forms of professional cycling. So we thought it was fitting with June being Bike Month in Edmonton, that we highlight this
SEALLS. Brogue ankle boot combining textured and smooth leathers to create a stylish and versatile boot. From the moment he stepped into his very first pair of Chelsea boots, he has been hooked on the pursuit of a good pair of ones and twos. Ted’s a firm believer in the adage that a bad pair of shoes can ruin the best of suits and – from the gentlemanly style of the classic Oxford to the casual comfort
Always clean, polish, protect and condition your shoes. Your shoes have rain stains, leather scuffs and look five years old when they’re only one. Want to keep your shoes looking new for more than a year? Follow these four practices. Clean. Cleaning is the removal of scuffs, excess dirt or mud from your shoes. One-step treatments like Kiwi Clean offer advanced formulas for cleaning
SEE YA LATER SALT STAINS Winter’s approaching, but there’s no need to be caught in the cold not looking fresh from head to toe. Your choice in winter footwear is key to stepping up your style this season. However, it doesn’t end with choosing a great pair of shoes or boots, you need to be mindful of their upkeep against the elements too!
Shoes are one of the most important finishing touches on your outfit. It’s very important to make sure the look is the one you’re going for. Keep your shoes clean. Remove scuffs, marks and excess dirt from your shoes. One-step treatment are available from a wider variety of manufacturers and there are advanced formulas designed specifically for leathers and suede. There are cleaning products with scrubbers designed for sneakers, which makes keeping your shoes looking great a lot easier. A
You’ve got your outfit picked out and you head to the closet to find the perfect shoe to match. You pull them out and realize that they haven’t been polished in a long time and look it. What now? The most common mistake most men make is using too much polish. This creates a layer of build up which has three very negative effects: – it covers the natural beauty of your shoe – it creates a ‘grainy’
SWIMS 2014 footwear line is the perfect choice for anyone looking to combine practicality and style. SWIMS is a Norwegian lifestyle brand offering a unique range of water-resistant, fast-drying footwear in durable rubber and mesh variants, perfect for the great outdoors, and available in a fantastic selection of colours and styles.