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GETTING WEDDING READY: GROOMING TIPS FOR THE GROOM

On the biggest day of a man’s life, he’ll want
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HOW TO BE THE BEST MAN YOU CAN BE

Best man. It’s odd terminology when you think
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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FORMAL WEAR CONSULTATION

We’ve put together a few points to help make your
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HOW TO PACK A SUIT JACKET

Unless you have experience in the retail industry, Knowing how
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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR WEDDING

Ring?  Check. Proposal?  Check. She said yes? 

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It’s the most important outfit you’ll ever wear!

Suit Up for Wedding Season

GROOMSMEN

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3 PIECES, 3 LOOKS, COUNTLESS OCCASIONS

  “Be slick. Be glib. Be you.” -Roger Sterling Some solid advice from our favourite character, reminding us to be smooth, efficient, and impressive. A true polished gentleman has likely been expose to the beauty of the 3-piece suit, but I’d like to give a little refresh & point out some innovative tips. A well tailored 3-piece suit is a standard must-have for all men. The combination of a pant, vest, and jacket
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3 REASONS, TO GO 3 PIECE

In the passed year there has been a noticeable upswing of men sporting three-piece suits, with matching or patterned waistcoats layered between the button-down and suit jacket. Not only do they set you apart from the crowd, they are a timeless option that can serve an important function in colder climates by providing you with an added layer of warmth when you need it. In addition to looking damn right put together, the three piece
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ALTEA – SHARP TIES FOR SHARP MEN

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
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BEHIND THE SCENES: ELEMENTS IN BANFF

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.
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HOW TO BE THE BEST MAN YOU CAN BE

Best man. It’s odd terminology when you think about it. Practically speaking, the best man at any wedding is the groom. Clearly, he is to the bride, but the official best man exists only for the groom. He’s a stand-up, the-buck-stops-here, right-hand-man kind of guy. Most guys get that it’s an honour to stand up for the groom, but acting as the best man is more than a title; there is responsibility
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TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY YOUR WEDDING SUIT AND GROOMSMEN ATTIRE

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
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CHECKLIST FOR THE GROOM & HIS ATTENDANTS

GROOM: BEST MAN/GROOMSMEN: FATHERS OF THE BRIDE/GROOM:
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WHERE DO YOU FIT?

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.
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DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION: 5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW

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
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EMANUEL BERG: SUPERFINE SHIRTS FOR THE SUPER FINE GENTLEMAN

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. 
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THE FINER POINTS TO MEN’S STYLE – RENTING OR BUYING FOR THE BIG DAY

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
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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN GETTING A MADE TO MEASURE SUIT

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
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GETTING WEDDING READY: GROOMING TIPS FOR THE GROOM

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
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GLOSSARY OF TUXEDO TERMS

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
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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FORMAL WEAR CONSULTATION

We’ve put together a few points to help make your consultation with one of our fashion experts successful. 1) Ladies First We believe that is it also the grooms day too. But in the case
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HOW TO PACK A SUIT JACKET

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
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KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: DRESS CODES

Not quite sure what to wear with the invitation says “Black Tie Optional”? We’ve broken down the formal dress codes you can dress appropriately The invite says: “White Tie” This is the most formal of all wedding dress codes (think
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LIVE FROM THE RIMROCK IN BANFF: BRIDAL FANTASY AND DERKS PHOTO SHOOT

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
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MADE-TO-MEASURE, MADE FOR PLEASURE – WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN GETTING AN MTM SUIT?

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,
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: FORMALWEAR FACTS

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
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PATTERN MIXOLOGY | COORDINATING TIES & POCKET SQUARES

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
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POCKET SQUARES – IT’S FOR SHOW, NOT FOR BLOW!

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
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HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR YOUR SHOES

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
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STERLING TALKS SUMMER SUITS IN THE EDMONTON JOURNAL

Sweat stains, begone! Consider it the call of the summer suit. With the right weather-ready attire, dressing up in the summer doesn’t have to be a sweaty ordeal. The first step of business is retiring the padded wool suit, which looks snappy at the Christmas work party but can prove unforgiving on a lunch stroll in August. Instead, opt for a versatile summer suit,
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SUMMER SUIT STYLING: TIPS FOR LOOKING AND STAYING COOL

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get looking your best for summer events. Weddings, parties, and BBQ’s are filling up your calendar quickly. But how do you adjust your outfits to the season without compromising your individual style? We want to help you out with our guide to summer suit styling! Summer Suit Styling: Fabrics Cotton One of the most common linens used in fashion, cotton allows for a breathable suit to help keep
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SUMMER WEDDING GUEST GUIDE

A summer wedding is your chance to break free from that dark, existential crisis many of us enter during those deep winter months here in ‘berta, & pull out your light colours! There are a few different types of summer weddings, depending on the posh levels of your knot tying friends. Some will still be black tie, and if this is the case, sorry. But you’re going to have to tux up. Unless it is specified
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TAGLIATORE – THE SUITING STANDARD FOR ITALIAN MENSWEAR

Rooted in strong family tradition, Tagliatore holds steady to the Italian standard of quality while adopting the modern standard of style. For this year’s fall/winter collection, Tagliatore maintains a timeless aesthetic by using natural, breathable fabrics in neutral colour palettes and pushes conventional fits into deconstructed, slimmer silhouettes. While
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TIGER OF SWEDEN BRAND FEATURE

TIGER, TIGER, BURNING BRIGHT Established in 1903 under the name Schwartzman & Nordström, after founder Marcus Schwartzman and his partner Hjalmar Nordström, Tiger of Sweden has
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TIPS FOR BEING THE BEST BEST MAN

Being the best man isn’t just about having a good time and planning parties. It’s about standing by your friend’s side and supporting him throughout the whole wedding process starting from Day One to the day he says “I do.” If you’ve been declared the best man, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind so you can be the best possible best man. Participate in wedding planning It may be the case that the bride will have
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TOP FOUR WAYS TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE

A pocket square doesn’t need to precisely match your outfit, but simply compliment your shirt and tie. It’s a quick way to take your outfit to the next level, and you have over 20 options on how to fold it. Below we’ve highlighted our top three ways to fold a pocket square.

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DERKS ARTICLE IN BRIDAL FANTASY MAGAZINE: GENTLEMEN’S CODE

The time of year is back where wedding invitations are piling up and questions about how to prepare are arising. With the past holiday season behind us and the flood of
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HOW TO PACK A SUIT WITHOUT RUINING IT

Wedding season is in full swing and there’s a good chance that involves jetting across the country for a wedding or two. You may have mastered the art of going through
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TAGLIATORE – THE SUITING STANDARD FOR ITALIAN MENSWEAR

Rooted in strong family tradition, Tagliatore holds steady to the
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12 WAYS TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE

From perfumed silk and linen squares during their earliest incarnations in 2000 BC to the emergence
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3 REASONS, TO GO 3 PIECE

In the passed year there has been a noticeable upswing of men sporting three-piece suits, with matching or patterned waistcoats layered between the button-down and suit jacket. Not only do they set you apart from the crowd, they are
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REVIVAL OF THE DOUBLE BREASTED BLAZER

The double-breasted blazer has always been around, but it is quickly climbing the ranks and making a comeback in a big
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3 PIECES, 3 LOOKS, COUNTLESS OCCASIONS

  “Be slick. Be glib. Be you.” -Roger Sterling Some solid advice from our favourite character, reminding us to be smooth, efficient, and impressive. A true polished gentleman has likely been expose to the
Red button holes

EMANUEL BERG: SUPERFINE SHIRTS FOR THE SUPER FINE GENTLEMAN

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
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SUMMER WEDDING GUEST GUIDE

A summer wedding is your chance to break free from that dark, existential crisis many of us enter during those deep winter months here in ‘berta, & pull out your light colours! There are a

GET WITH THE PROGRAM

VIP

EVENTS \ PRODUCT TRIALS \
DISCOUNTS \ NEWS

Keep your finger on the pulse and get in on the action, with exclusive stuff that will have you styling right into your new life.  

ALL EYES ON YOU!

Finding the perfect attire for you wedding can sure be daunting.  Stress not — with a little thought to these questions, we will have your styling sorted in no time.

  • Location     –  City   /  Nature
  • Time of Day     – Midday  /  Evening
  • Season     – Winter  /  Spring   /   Summer   /   Fall
  • Brides Dress & Colour story     – Accents to Complement
  • Budget     – Small  /   Medium   /   Large
  • Groomsmen & Brides maids     – Complement  /  Match
  • Skin tone     – Light  /   Medium   /   Dark

BOOK MY STYLIST

Book a free appointment with our Groom Style specialist to get a sense of just how much you can take her breath away.  

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