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2018
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10 BOOKS EVERY MAN SHOULD READ BEFORE HE DIES

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
DAD
2019
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2019 FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

“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
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2018
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5 PLACES TO GET A MEN’S HAIRCUT IN EDMONTON

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
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2018
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ALBUM REVIEW: EARLY ACCESS TO NEW KINGS OF LEON!

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
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2018
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THE ATELIER-GALERIE ALAIN PIROIR, MONTREAL

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,
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2018
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: MATCHLESS IN ELEMENTS

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
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2018
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BEST DRESSED AT THE RIO OLYMPICS

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
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2018
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DERKS MAN | ALBERTA’S INDUSTRIAL HOCKEY BOSS

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.
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2018
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DERKS MAN | PAUL ELI

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
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2018
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DINING ETIQUETTE, SIMPLIFIED.

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
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2018
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EDMONTON-BORN RECORD LABEL RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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
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2018
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ELEMENTS FOR MEN ISSUE 3 OUTTAKES AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES: ALL OUT DJS

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
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2018
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ELEMENTS FOR MEN ISSUE 3 OUTTAKES AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES: NERD NITE

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
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2018
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FIVE 50 PIZZA BAR AT ARIA IN VEGAS

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
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2018
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“FOUND IN TRANSLATION”: DISCOVER THE LANGUAGE BEHIND THE JOURNEY TO MAKING A TRUE ITALIAN GARMENT

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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2018
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FOUNDERS CARD

VIP treatment, Elite Status, Preferred Pricing, Exclusive Networking. These are only some of the benefits Founders Card members receive from high end hotels, travel, lifestyle brands and business services. There are over 10,000 members worldwide, making Founders Card the leading membership community for entrepreneurs and innovators. In addition to upper class benefits and perks, members have the opportunity to network at exclusive events hosted by the most regarded hotels worldwide. This is a must have for all business owners wanting to expand their international network.
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2018
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GENTLEMAN’S CLUB: DATE NIGHT IN EDMONTON

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
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2018
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HOTEL DU NORD – PARIS, FRANCE

In existence since 1885, the Hotel du Nord, located in a newly listed historic building, continues to enjoy its position as an iconic feature of the Canal St Martin. Arguably with thanks to the 1930’s Marcel Carné film of the same name, this atmospheric restaurant and bar welcomes tourists as well as a loyal crowd of regulars. The authentic features, such as
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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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LE PETIT HÔTEL – MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC

This hotel is one of my all-time-favourite places to stay while in Old Montreal. Nestled tightly in Rue Saint-Paul (one of my favourite streets) in the heart of the city, this great, quaint and comfortably laid out boutique hotel leaves very little for one’s heart to sway away from. Surmounting the task of
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2018
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Men, Get Real and Shine

If you’ve not mastered the art of delivering a good first impression, it’s time to get real and shine. Follow these 10 Commandments to shine on… 1. Eye Contact Someone once said, “Eyes are the window to the soul.”  Eyes speak a language of their own, so to avoid making eye contact is one way of disrespecting the person to whom you’re speaking. Looking another guy square in the eye reveals something
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2018
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NANASHI – PARIS, FRANCE – THE BEST CHEESECAKE IN THE WORLD

You’ll find no shortage of designer labels and fancy restaurants near avenue Montaigne and Saint-Germain-des-Près, but if you want to find fresh, emerging French designers,  hidden vintage boutiques, jewellery makers, avant-garde art galleries and trendy cafés, you must visit the rue Charlot area in Haut Marais. Here you’ll also find  the Marché des Enfants Rouge, a food market stocked with fresh ingredients, with everything from curries to crêpes. After seven days of eating heavy French food, it was a pleasant surprise to discover
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2018
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PHOTOS: MAGIC MARKET WEEK RECAP

Welcome to The Tents. Our favourite spot.  
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2018
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DERKS MAN – BRYAN FINLAY RECORDING ARTIST & SONGWRITER

Our Derks Man articles are dedicated to celebrating our long-term clients, interesting men from around YEG, guys we’re inspired by, and guys that make our clothing look damn good. In this edition of DerksMan, we interview up-and-coming recording artist & songwriter, Bryan Finlay. Bryan Finlay first got his start by competing on 91.7 the bounce against 140 other local musicians. After handily winning the competition, Bryan
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2018
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THE MOST DAPPER RAPPERS

Hip hop has been a driving force for fashion trends because of its consistent reliance on attention-grabbing visual presentations. The individuals that influence rap culture most significantly have a hunger to innovate and a fear of mediocrity that drives them to experiment with fashion and style concepts that others would never consider. What separates these innovators from the follower is their ability to conceptualize their own aesthetic preferences and embody their uniqueness in a way that starts
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2018
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WHISK CATERING’S SLEEMAN FINE PORTER GINGERBREAD CAKE

Sleeman Fine Porter is the perfect fall beer and gingerbread cake is a classic fall dessert.  Combine the two and you have a winning delicacy, sure to satisfy the senses, and perfect for all the upcoming holiday get-togethers. With all the

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