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2018
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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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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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A LESSON IN OVERCOATS

People see your coat before they see your suit. So if you’ve invested in your wardrobe, you owe it to yourself to finish it with a great top layer. This week is a lesson in coats, with simple rules brought to you by leading men’s style experts. Rule # 1  “Like a grey suit, a grey overcoat is always in fashion.” — THE
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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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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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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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2018
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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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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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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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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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ITALIAN TAILORS VS. THE REST: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE ANYWAY?

What is it about Italian tailors that makes owning an Italian-made abito (“suit”) feel like you own something so unique? Italian tailors strongly value an accurate misura (“measurement”) of the client. The importance of this is self-explanatory: the more precise the misura, the more comfortable and custom-fit the suit.  Italian suits take into consideration the comfort of the wearer, often utilizing lightweight, softer fabric, rather than
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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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LIGHT AS A FEATHER: TOMBOLINI’S ZERO GRAVITY BLAZER

Tombolini suits became well known for their standard of excellence, innovation, quality, and function. The brand grew internationally, attracting clients from all over the globe, with stores worldwide carrying authentic Tombolini suits, including us at Mr. Derk. Tombolini started out
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LOOKS THAT KILL, THANKS TO VAN GILS

 August is an exciting time at Derks. This is when fall fashion arrives. Out with tees and shorts and in with suits and jackets.  We celebrate jacket season, because a jacket is the most crucial item to every man’s wardrobe. Let’s face it, a jacket is suitable for every occasion, whether business or leisure. Here we’ve put together two
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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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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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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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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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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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