We’re busy unpacking new Altea ties for the season! Full of deep wines, blues, bronzes, and more, this colourful package doesn’t disappoint. Known for their playful patterns and fearless colour combinations, Altea’s ties are a great way to make your style stand out! Founded
During our trip to Banff last week, we soaked up the bridal fever when we helped Bridal Fantasy dress their grooms for their magazine photo shoot, but the Derks team wasn’t there for just the gowns. In true man fashion, for our Elements for Men magazine shoot, we held back nothing, jumping right into scotch, playing cards and of course suits. Check out the photos below.
Rarely does a bride entertain the thought of renting her wedding dress, but to buy or not to buy a wedding suit seems to be the question on a grooms mind. There are pros and cons to both. However, a groom shouldn’t downplay the significance to his outfit, compared to the bride’s attire. A beautiful bridal gown will take center stage, that’s the nature of the beast, but this doesn’t negate the fact that the groom has the right to
Choosing a suit can be an intimidating experience if you’ve never bought one before. With all the different fits, colours, and accessories, it can be overwhelming. To help with part of this experience, we’ve put together information on the different fits to help you decide what would be the best fit for your style. fit Slim (Tailored) Slim fit suits are tailored so they fit closer to your body and don’t utilize extra fabric like other traditional styles.
Whether you’re trying to score that promotion at work or jumping out of a plane, life can be stressful. But the ultimate stressor, at least in our world, is knowing when and how to dress for each occasion. “Confidence is your best accessory. Never leave home without it” While I cannot offer any assistance with your promotion or give you skydiving tips, I can at least
If you’ve been searching high & low for that boss shirt that has all its aspects on point, this might just speak right to your heart. And by heart I mean that palpable desire to look manly, slick, & classy. This exclusive new brand will give you quality, style, & confidence. Welcome to Emanuel Berg.
You’ve proposed. She said “Yes.” Now you can rest on your laurels, sit back and wait for the big day to arrive. Figuring that you’d just be in the way, you leave wedding planning to the bride and her mother, except for two crucial responsibilities. Choose your groomsmen and show up for the wedding. Obviously, this is insane. 21st century grooms immerse themselves in wedding planning, that’s a given, but the engagement period presents an even greater opportunity. The
Whether you’re dressing for a wedding or a glitzy black-tie holiday party, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually need to trade in your go-to suit for a tux. However, you might not be ready to make the investment of purchasing your own just yet. That’s where rentals come in. Buying a tuxedo can be an expensive investment, and if you don’t have a regular need for one, you probably want to take advantage of
Once you’ve decided on your wedding style and what you want to wear on your wedding day, the next big question is choosing whether to rent or buy. Both options have their benefits and should be considered; the biggest factors to think about are how much you (and your groomsmen) are willing to invest on attire and if you’re looking for a less traditional option. Renting is a
In front of your friends and family, awaiting your bride – the woman with whom you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life – you stand. And wait. Impatiently, you strain for the
When purchasing a suit it is important to understand your options. There are 5 categories to consider when purchasing a Made to Measure suit. What are you prepared to invest in your custom suit? If you are looking for a made-to-measure suit, the financial commitment can range anywhere from five-hundred to five-thousand dollars. The price range of a custom suit is determined by your choice of brand, fit and fabric. Each of these items can tip the scales from an
On the biggest day of a man’s life, he’ll want to feel the highest level of confidence in his appearance that he possibly can. Many different things need attention in a grooming routine and you’ll want to start thinking about the majority of them long before the wedding day. Here are some things you need to start thinking about the day you get engaged and carry out up until the wedding day. Start prepping your look early on In
Accessory / Jewelry Terms Button Cover – Ornamental device worn at the neck of the shirt, clipping onto the button of the collar. Available in many styles. Usually worn with a mandarin or crosswick collar. This is usually a retail purchase item. Studs – A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet next to the shirt button, worn down the bosom of the shirt. Cuff Links – Ornamental device of
Unless you have experience in the retail industry, Knowing how to effectively fold garments isn’t common knowledge. Packing items into a suitcase should not compromise the shape and quality of the piece. Every fold should be considered in order to avoid set wrinkles or misshapen fabrics. To keep the integrity of your suit jacket and to avoid wrinkles, travelling is a hanger bag is recommended. Follow below to see the three best ways to fold and pack a suit jacket
Ring? Check. Proposal? Check. She said yes? Excellent. Now that the ring and proposal are out of the way, here are a few tips to help your trip to the altar run smoothly. Finding your outfit takes time. Just as the bride needs time to organize her wedding gown, you’ll need time to find your outfit. Start looking into options 4 or 5 months before the big day. Don’t wait till the week before your wedding,
“JUST SHOW UP” There was a time when this was the extent of a groom’s responsibility, when the planners were all women; brides and mothers-of-the-bride whose simple advice to the groom was to be there on time, clean and sober. Watch a few black and white movies and you’ll see what I am talking about. Art, imitating life in the old days, drives the point home. Grooms were secondary to wedding planning or even to
Be honest, Dudes. A part of you has always wanted to be Bond – James Bond – hasn’t it? Fear not, men, there’s hope for you, yet. While you may never fight a giant in the pyramids or race a motorboat through the Venetian canals, who’s to say you can’t “doppelgäng” with the world’s most famous spy? And what better time to go Double-O-Seven than your wedding day?
The brides and groom share their last warm moments before toughing the cold. This week Bridal Fantasy is shooting photos for the next issue of Bridal Fantasy Magazine at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, Alberta, and the Derks Menswear team joined the party to style the guys and setup a photo shoot for the next instalment of Elements for Men Magazine. Home to five diamond restaurant Eden, three
Hello, I am interested in your made to measure suits service, and would like to inquire about the process and average price of a regular business suit (jacket and pants). Thank you, G. Thomas. Measurements, timing and details are essential to finding your perfect fit. Up to 20 measurements will be taken,
Everyone might be buzzing about the bride’s dress, but that doesn’t mean you should pass on your chance to shine! After all, it’s your day too. Unless you and your bride are opting for an unconventional wedding, the best way to elevate your style is paying extra attention to the little details. Even if your bride’s dress will be a surprise, make sure
Choosing A Formalwear Specialist You should look at the reputation and quality of your options. Get referrals from friends and family. You don’t want to compromise on quality or service. Keep in mind that you want to find a retailer that carries current styles. The last thing you want is a tuxedo that looks like it’s from five years ago! Ask your tuxedo retailer these questions: – Is stock replaced on a regular basis? – How many times is
First of all, we would like to point out the difference between “coordinating” and “matching” your shirt, tie and pocket square. The important thing to remember is strictly matching your shirt and tie or pocket square is poor form and lacks sophistication and style. This is because
The “pocket square,” traditionally referred to as the “handkerchief,” has been around since long before the creation of the first suit. In the traditional sense, a pocket square is a hemmed square of thin fabric that can be carried in the pocket, and which is intended for personal hygiene purposes, such as wiping one’s hands or face, or blowing one’s nose. But
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
It’s been a whirlwind, this journey of love and discovery. Relatively speaking, only a few months have passed, but you can’t bear to remember a day without her and now that she’s said “yes,” your thoughts are consumed with a future together. Before embarking on a future of marriage bliss, you must conquer the here and now and you don’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee wedding planning is in your near future. Too often
No two weddings are alike, but then again no two are completely different either, and yet there are wedding celebrations that stand out from all the others. They hit us differently, striking an emotional chord, pulling out all the stops they tug at our heartstrings. The weddings that touch us deeply are most often the ones that are infused with traditional touches. Something borrowed; something blue, old or new are traditional remnants that a bride includes as part of