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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 of classic patterns in the 19th century Ottoman Empire, pocket squares have been the perfect finishing touch for centuries of well-dressed gents. Today they’re available in a dizzying array of prints, colours, and fabrics so there’s a perfect choice to
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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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BATTLING THE ELEMENTS WITH SWIM

To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve put together a blog that is primarily concerned with battling the extremely random elements that can sometimes be a nuisance (or a positive) to you while walking through the streets of Edmonton. We took a simple, sleek, and stylish grey J Lindeberg suit and paired it with SWIMS galoshes and umbrella, for a modern, rainy-city look that’ll have you
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ALL BIZ IN SLIM BLUE BLAZER

Sometimes we put together a complete outfit that excites us, and sometimes we put one together that REALLY excites us. This is one of those times – it’s a sharp, straightforward kit that isn’t too daring with colours or details because it doesn’t have to be. It sells itself, but it does so quietly. Lets take a look at it!   Navy Blazer:
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BRAND FEATURE: DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCHES

RIGHT ABOUT NOW, IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME… All you wanted to do was check the time. You took a peek at your phone, then couldn’t help investigating your Facebook notifications. Your feed led you to your Instagram, which reminded you to text that girl you met last weekend. You
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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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2018
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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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FALL PREVIEW: TAGLIATORE

    We’re excited to be bringing Tagliatore to the streets of Edmonton this autumn! A luxurious brand from Southern Italy, they are defined by their embrace of texture, colour, and fine detail. Built from the Lerario family tailoring company, designer Pino is the third generation at the helm of the company, elevating the company to the Tagliatore brand. The collections are visual stories, developed from Italian fabrics chosen with carefully picked with a keen eye for texture, pattern and colour, finding
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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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INTRODUCING : DRAKE’S OF LONDON

Out of the vast amounts of product that we are receiving at the store this spring, nothing has excited me more than the ties and pocket squares from Drakes of London.  But of all the beautiful jackets and suiting options that come in you ask? Why ties?  Well, let me tell you a little more. Drake’s was founded in 1977 by Michael Drake, Jeremy Hull and Isabel Dickson, three former employees of
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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, so set aside a
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MEASUREMENTS: MTM SUITING

You’ve come to your senses & decided its time to upgrade your life with a Made to Measure Suit. You’re now wondering what the process and time commitment are, but most importantly, who will be touching you and where..? This is a painless process that only requires a few measurements and a small amount of time. To breakdown the process, check out the photos below so you’re prepped on what will go down. Starting from
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IS IT OK TO WEAR A STRIPED TIE WITH A STRIPED SHIRT?

As a general rule, you can wear a striped shirt with a striped tie as long as the stripes aren’t identical in size. Also make sure at least one colour in your tie matches your suit, shirt, or your belt and shoes. Avoid wearing a striped shirt with a striped tie and a pinstriped suit. Matching three similar patterns together is rarely a winning combination.  
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2018
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ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO STAND OUT FROM THE PACK: MOTIF TIES

This week’s article we’re focusing on KNOT just any tie, but motif ties! A lot of men hesitate when it comes to ties, and we’re never sure why. It’s an easy way to add a little bit of style and flair to your outfit while being the only truly masculine accessory a man has to make him stand out from the pack. Possibly, one of the
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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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PITTI UOMO 89 – A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME

Crowded halls and a very optimistic mood pervaded this very busy Pitti Uomo edition held from 12 to 15 January, 2016. The premier industry event for menswear, Pitti Uomo held its 89th trade fair in January under the theme “Pitti Generations.” Home to peacocking of the highest order, 2016’s event will focus on the continued blurring of distinctions between styles and influences, with age no longer a barrier or an indication of your
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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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A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING – VITALE BARBERIS CANONICO WOOL FABRIC MILL

In today’s blog post, we’re talking about Vitale Barberis Canonico, a fabric mill that produces some of the best quality wool for a few of our brands. Vitale Barberis Canonico traces their origins back to the 1600s. Then in the 1800s, it became industrialized and since then, the company
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STENSTRÖM SHIRTS – THE LAST SHIRTS YOU’LL EVER BUY

Mr. Derk is proud to carry Stenströms shirts. They’ve produced a level of quality that resonates with us and with our customers. Here’s some insight into a brand that will take over your shirt collection, even if you’re die-hard Eton. Stenström’s have a lot of strong points that you’ll love about them, They accommodate longer armed gentleman. Their three fits appeal to just about every single guy, and there construction make them as durable as
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STEP UP YOUR SUIT GAME, WITH ‘ELLIS’ BY VAN GILS

Van Gils ‘Ellis’ Suit in Dark Grey   A sharp dark suit forms the foundation of any discerning gentleman’s formal collection and Van Gils’ Ellis version does not fail to hit the mark. Crisp and clean lined, this wool-blend set is softly tailored to a classic cut. Paired with trousers,
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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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TIGER OF SWEDEN – A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Looking clean in green, Sterling Derk in Tiger of Sweden’s new green Morello suit next to Ryan Gosling (left) and Robert Pattinson (right) Most
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TIGER OF SWEDEN – NOT A SUIT, BUT A BRAND

Tiger of Sweden is one of our favourite brands at Mr. Derk, we have proudly bringing it to Edmonton for over 12 years. There are some details that will help decide not only if they are your favourite fit, but if their brand is something you can subscribe to. Tiger Of Sweden is different from the rest of the suits we carry. They’ve grown to become a fashion brand, a lifestyle brand. Unlike
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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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TWO SUITS FROM TIGER OF SWEDEN THAT’LL MAKE YOU RECONSIDER YOUR WARDROBE

Let’s be honest–there’s never a bad time (or place) to look fantastic in a suit. Whether it’s the end of summer or the beginning of spring, investing in a sharp, well-fitted suit will serve you well. If you’ve never bought a suit before, here’s the fit basics you’re going to want to hit: (graciously ‘acquired’ from FashionBeans): – Shoulders – the
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VAN GILS – NO STITCH, NO STORY – PART 2

THE SAGA CONTINUES…. As the story of our 2014 Autumn collection from Van Gils progresses, the next signature look in the series is the broken suit. A classic style mostly showcased in the 70s, broken suits (unlike your typical matching suit) are mixed into a hybrid blend of fabrics, patterns, colors, and

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