Style is equal parts fashion and substance; feed your mind with these literary picks. From dystopian government surveillance to the puzzle of modern dating, this mix of literary classics and modern gems offers timeless ideas and countless conversation starters. The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde Literature’s most famous dandy, Wilde crafted works of sharp, playful wit and
Edmonton is famously known for its summer festivals, but our city also has an up-and-coming restaurant scene. Next time you’re in the mood for an authentic Italian meal, these local hotspots will give you a true taste of La Dolce Vita. SIGN UP TO OUR MENSWEAR NEWSLETTER TO GET MORE GREAT BLOGS, SALES, LATEST ARRIVALS, AND EDMONTON NEWS! 1. Caffé Sorrentino Sorrentinos has five locations across
For people on the go, finding delicious food is always a challenge. The 20-minute chicken and rice dinner is quick-to-make, mouthwatering and health-conscious at under 380 calories per serving. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Canola Oil 4 (about 1 lb/500 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 can (284 ml) CAMPBELL’S®
“Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”- Ray Romano Safe to say you owe him one. He bathed you, he fed you, he taught you how to catch, & still loved you when you broke the window…..It’s that time of year again, time to show your one & only Daddio your genuine appreciation for all of the things he does for you. And what
Men’s hairstyling has come a long way since the “just a little off the top” days of old. Oftentimes positive first impressions can live and die by the way you style your hair, so it’s best to leave the scissor work to the professionals. These talented stylists and salons in the Edmonton area have been pushing the creative standard for men’s haircuts for all of our benefit; check out our list of the top places to get
Wooaahh, Freakout Friday! We’re just playin’ haha. We actually couldn’t get our hands on the album early, but we can do better than an album review: here’s why the next KOL album needs to be good by Shawn Dodds, seen above with the band. I’ve seen six year olds with junior geology sets rock harder than this. On September 24th, Kings of Leon will release
The Atelier-Galerie Alain Piroir (AGAP) is a hybrid space, specializing in the creation and exhibition of fine printmaking. Located in Montreal since 1994, the owners Alain Piroir and his daughter Agathe offer professional-artist-specialized services in traditional intaglio methods as well as newer methods such as digital printing. Bringing together their skill and know-how, the team produces work of exceptional quality in Intaglio methods, engraving, etching,
Issue 2 of Elements for Men magazine featured a Matchless photo shoot cover story, and now you can see what happened behind the camera. Check out the behind-the-scenes video and photos below, presented by Derks Menswear. BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS
While the opening ceremonies are the most fashionable part of the Olympics, clothing plays an important role throughout the games. In addition to identifying what nation an athlete is representing, the gear they wear during their events often plays an important technical role in their performance. In some sports, such as gymnastics and synchronized swimming, appearance
A good cocktail is like a good suit: the perfect mix between the classic and the modern with a dash of local. As Edmonton’s restaurant scene continues to blossom, a special sect of that market has become devoted to gastro pubs whose specialty is the cocktail. Forget the how-to books promising an easy DIY cocktail and leave
An easy-to-make Japanese dish for on the go. Served with brown rice and veggies, this is a great snack for the health-conscious vegetarian. Meat-lovers, try filling with flaked salmon of tuna! Ingredients: ½ cup brown sushi rice 1 cup water 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or sushi rice seasoning) 2 green onions, sliced filling: your choice of cubed avocado; cucumber; pickled vegetables; marinated tofu; cooked, flaked salmon; cooked, flaked tuna wheat-free
YOU’VE HEARD… Winter is coming and its impending cold is as unavoidable as opening a winter fashion article with a Game of Thrones reference. When you’re not under piles of blankets binge watching your favourite show and out on the town, you don’t need to bulk up the layers like a member of the Night’s Watch [ok, stopping with the GoT references now]. Here’s a guide to looking cool without the cold.
I recently bought a pair of raw denim jeans. I was told by the cashier to never put them in a washer and to instead freezer-wash them. Can you tell me how to freezer-wash my jeans, and does it work? Never put your jeans through the wash? Freezer-wash them? Is this an urban myth, hipster advice, or the next great discovery in clothing preservation? Levi’s, in an attempt to reduce water waste, urged
Italian tailoring, much like Italian garments, comes with high quality and a prestige reputation. Here at Derks, we appreciate and know a thing or two about Italian tailoring, too. The roots of the true Italian tailor can be traced back to the Italian Renaissance, starting in the 13th century. Tailoring in Italy isn’t just about making a suit fit “right”; it’s the reason Italy is the world’s most stylish nation.
Our Derks Man articles are dedicated to celebrating our longterm clients – guys that shop at Derks, guys we’re inspired by, and guys that make our clothing look damn good. The first DerksMan to be featured is Joel Newman, “Alberta’s industrial hockey boss.” For some time in Alberta, men’s corporate or beer league hockey has been greatly celebrated, but it’s also been negatively infamous for two things: Overpriced registration and Unrealistic ice time… Until now.
Our Derks Man articles are dedicated to celebrating our long term clients – guys that shop at Derks, guys we’re inspired by, and guys that make our clothing look damn good. Our next DerksMan to be featured is Paul Eli, “ The instafamous@hipstagramlul.” Paul Eli is an up and coming Canadian model and instablogger, who has been a muse to emerging menswear brands and photographers across North America. His personal style has been blowing up instagram, incredibly gaining over 11k followers. Get
Proper etiquette is something everyone should be aware of and practice to the best of their ability everyday; far from being an antiquated set of stuffy behaviors, etiquette helps create smoother interactions. Brushing up on etiquette, and learning about regional variants when travelling, will help you build better relationships with the people around you. Dining etiquette, particularly at large multi-course meals, can involve many elements but having a good foundation in the basics will make sure you look refined and
Ex-Edmontonian Andrew Pitchko, now a Vancouver resident, has a record label called Strathcona Records. One of the label’s bands, “The Silver Skeleton Band” just made a trippy, acid rock video for the song “Drag Queen” from their last record, Catscratch Jazz. The video, directed and edited by David Ehrenreich, is a collection of shows the band played around East Vancouver. The video was all
The Derks team was really excited to be a part of last night’s Uniquely Me Fashion Show and Fundraiser Gala in support of the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, it was a great event for an
Here are outtakes and behind-the-scenes from the Elements for Men photo shoot for the article, “All Out Boys”. Elements for Men caught up with Justin and Miller from All Out DJs to get the nitty gritty on what it’s like for DJs coming up in Edmonton. The well-known duo showed us a thing or two about adapting with technology, adapting with genres, and perfecting
ELEMENTS FOR MEN ISSUE 3 OUTTAKES AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES: NERD NITE First, if you haven’t read Revenge of the Nerds in issue 3 of Elements for
Wool: will is the most popular natural fibre for suits. The properties of warmth, drape and the finished appearance make it ideal for all types of formal wear. Suits and jackets made from wool should be dry-cleaned as washing a wool suit can be very detrimental to the fabric, the lining and the internal construction of the garment. You can maintain the appearance of wool by hanging in on a correctly-fitting hanger when not in use. Gentle ironing at a
Where to start It’s a real jungle out there when it comes to choosing a good moisturizer for your face. I suggest you start by experimenting with a couple different creams to determine which one is best for your skin type and provides the kind of results you’re looking for. Below are some tips that will help narrow down your search and put your
If you’ve ever visited the fashion trade shows in Vegas, you know that walking through them all day leaves you starving by nightfall. Trade shows or not, if you’re ever in need of an energy recharge in Vegas like we were, try eating at Five50 in the Aria hotel. This popular pizza bar will fulfill your appetite while sticking to its “five” theme; it’s open till
Italy: known for delicious food, seductive wine, beautiful infrastructure, and, of course, some of the most amazing garments on the planet. Having influenced fashion and style all over the western world for decades, Italy has yet to slow down. It’s the birthplace of world-renowned designers: Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Versace, amongst many other greats. Some Italian tailors are so skilled they’ve also become famous for what
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Here at Mr. Derk we look out for our gentlemen and make sure they not only dress well, but also eat well. As a single man, you don’t want to make too much food because hey, who’s going to eat it? Leftovers are only good for a day before you get tired of them. So, we’ve compiled a full day of recipes that are
Frenchie’s head chef and creator Gregory Marchand joined the industry at an early age, starting his first kitchen job at the young age of 16. Originally from Nantes, France, Gregory had no bonds keeping him in France and decided to travel after finishing cooking school. With only his kitchen knives as companions, he traveled to New York, London, Spain and Hong Kong, where
You shouldn’t need a recipe book to get started on mixing up this classic cocktail on your patio this summer. Men have been drinking old fashioned’s for decades (some even more than a century!) so get your act together and learn to master this classic every man should know… THE OLD FASHIONED A properly made old fashioned is strong, but not too much, and sweet, but not too much; most important, it’s dead simple to make, and absolutely delicious. INGREDIENTS
Looking for a new and memorable experience to take your beautiful date on this summer? Whether it’s the first date or the thirtieth, Edmonton has an endless supply of locations and activities to check out this summer. Check out our list of Edmonton date night ideas organized by theme below: Fitness