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2018
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3 RULES FOR MASTERING THE SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT

Suns out, guns out. COLOUR. PRINT. FIT. That’s it. These are the only basics you need to tackle in order to pull off the short sleeve button down shirt collection all spring & summer long. But
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2018
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8 COLOURS & PRINTS EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE IN HIS CLOSET THIS SPRING

Spring is here, which means it’s time to add a new item or two to your wardrobe essentials list. Don’t waste your time browsing through endless catalogues and magazines to find the latest looks in men’s fashion – Mr. Derk has done the homework for you. Here’s a list of eight colours and prints you may want to add to your closet this spring. STONE COLD Stone is a colour
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2018
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ANDERSON’S BRAIDED BELTS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

One of our favourite brands, and especially favourite belts we carry at Mr. Derk is  Anderson’s Belts. Anderson will make holding your pants up way more enjoyable. Here’s what you need to know before you purchase one. If you go here, a video walks you through the details of the average belt from anderson’s being constructed, each belt is handmade and all the leather and material is sourced from Europe. Each belt goes through one factory, through the same hands, and
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AUTUMN PALETTE & TEXTURES

Fall is here. And while the rest of the world complains, we men of culture are elated that it’s time again to bust out our most stylish kits – and be comfortable in them. Gone are the 30 degree days where looking professional means you have to work from a tent in front of your open
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AUTUMN & WINTER ESSENTIALS

Temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and there’s no way around it now: autumn is in full swing and winter is just around the corner. It’s crucial to be prepared for a YEG winter because the weather in this town bites and it bites hard. So we took the liberty to throw together an outfit with a few
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2018
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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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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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THE CIRCOLO SUPER STRETCH LINEN BLAZER FOR SPRING 2016

Circolo 1901 is an italian company, with over a century’s experience of making fine Italian clothing. With quite a lengthy history in the industry, they give their absolute guarantee on the quality of their fabrics and fits. At Mr. Derk, we’ve gravitated towards the simplistic elegance of the Circolo stretch blazers because
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2018
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COLOUR COORDINATION

Summer is the best season to revel in bold colourful outfits, but steer clear of getting too out of hand. Most people are already wearing sunglasses to tone down glaring rays, so there’s no need for you to overwhelm them with a garish summer wardrobe. But we’re all for pops of colour. Be daring, but not abrasive. There’s no need to play it safe, but why look like a bright, orange pylon? We’ve got five summer looks here to keep
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A CUT ABOVE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN TAILOR

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.
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2018
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DECONSTRUCTED JACKETS & WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM

Tombolini de-constructed blazer $699 (soft shoulders on the garment showcase you physique) Deconstructed jackets : What you lose in structure you gain in comfort.  3 key features that set a deconstructed jacket apart from a classic blazer; – There is no lining
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DOUBLE TAKE! TWO LOOKS FOR SUMMER WEDDING GUESTS

  It can be tricky to decide what to wear as a guest to a wedding, particularly in the summer! When you’re given a vague suggestion of a dress code, or none at all, deciding what to wear isn’t always the easiest. Today we’re sharing two outfits that we think would be great at most summer weddings! Is it more of a casual affair? We’re combining Cecilio Belluci dress shirts in plaid to create an
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2018
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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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2018
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GET THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK WITH THE 2 IN 1 BLAZER

We all know how fast the weather in Edmonton can change. It can go from a sunny, scorching, hot summer day to miserable, cold and rainy in a matter of minutes. That is simply the nature of the YEG climate and we have to come prepared, which is why having versatile pieces of clothing in your closet’s repertoire is incredibly valuable. Today’s versatile
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INTRODUCING: THE MANDARIN COLLAR

The Mandarin Collar, also known as the Korean, Chinese, or Nehru collar, has been very popular, especially for men’s button up dress shirts. It exudes minimalism as well as something different. It doesn’t look like your typical dress shirt, which is part of the magic of this type of collar. The Mandarin Collar is a short stand-up collar style that does not fold over at all. Both men and women
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2018
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DERKS MAN – LANCE PARKER

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. In this edition of DerksMan, we interview athlete and model, Lance Parker. Lance Parker is not an Edmonton native, but what he lacks in nativity, he makes
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2018
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MADE IN AMERICA – NEW ARRIVALS BY J BRAND & FILSON

 J BRAND REID LEATHER TRUCKER JACKET Denim jackets and leather jackets have long been a wardrobe staple of badasses everywhere. New this season, J Brand is giving you the best of both worlds; the Reid Jacket combines washed lambskin leather with a slim fit and familiar silhouette, with details like flap pockets and coordinating matte-black buttons. This modern take on the classic trucker-style
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IF IT’S NOT BESPOKE, FIX IT.

Ever wanted a shirt like this? Me neither. But the point is, if you wanted this shirt, vast detailing and all, you could
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HOW TO ROLL UP YOUR DRESS SHIRT SLEEVES

You’re going for a cool and casual look, so you roll up your sleeves. One sleeve turns out lopsided and the other looks bunched and wrinkled. You did something wrong, and don’t know how to fix it. Good news! Below you’ll find two ways to properly roll up your sleeves, the casual forearm roll
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FALL ARRIVALS : PART 1 – CROSSOVER JACKETS

One item that needs to be on everyone’s must-have list this fall is the crossover jacket, a multi-use garment that performs both as outerwear and as a sport coat.  Crossover jackets are stylish, functional and comfy; materials and fabrics have come a long way from the old days when sport coats were hard and stiff (before wearing their sport coats, British
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2018
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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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2018
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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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STYLE NOTES | CAMEL DENIM

The rich camel colour of this pant is ideal as we transition into fall, so we constructed a polished leisure look perfect for any gentleman.   The Jeans: The Ladbroke Grove Slim Tapered Jean, by Tellason is an ideal choice for those who value high quality, American made products. Made with 100% cotton, this raw denim
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2018
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STYLISH SPRING LOOKS!

Drop your heavy overcoats, your large sweaters, your big boots and your layers on layers on layers because 26 days ago, the northern hemisphere of planet Earth welcomed Spring and we’re about due for some warmer weather. So here are some stylish spring suits modeled by our very own Sterling Derk to help
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SUMMER STYLE GUIDE: HOW TO PULL OFF WHITE DENIM

June is creeping up around the corner, which means summer is officially here in Edmonton! A brilliant way to lighten up your wardrobe and freshen up your summer look is: white denim. White denim has always been a staple for the summer season and in menswear, it’s integral to complete your summer
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2018
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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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SUN & SAND: NEW PRE-FALL ARRIVALS

  Make a splash in crisp blues with this abstract floral pattern from Sand; with its assorted blues it is an excellent piece to mix with a great variety of pieces in your wardrobe.
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THE RULE OF 3

Have you ever heard of the third-piece rule? In the retail world, many high end retailers have a rule to ensure all their employees are dressed ‘to code’, and that is the rule of three. It’s an easy way to make your outfit more interesting, unique, and more personalized and once you master it, you’ll never feel complete without it. Here it is… Your pants and top are your first and second pieces, and your
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2018
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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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