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2018
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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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2018
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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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OTHER-THAN-BLACK WEDDING SUITS

What colour suit should I wear to my wedding other than black? Nowadays, people are always looking to stand out
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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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2018
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CHECKLIST FOR THE GROOM & HIS ATTENDANTS

GROOM: -Tuxedo -Shirt -Tie/Bowtie -Cufflinks/Shirt Studs -Shoes -Pocketsquare -Bride’s gift -Boutonnière BEST MAN/GROOMSMEN: -Tuxedo -Shirt -Tie/Bowtie -Cufflinks/Shirt Studs -Shoes -Pocketsquare -Gift -Boutonnière FATHERS OF THE BRIDE/GROOM: -Tuxedo -Shirt -Tie/Bowtie -Cufflinks/Shirt Studs -Shoes -Pocketsquare -Gift -Boutonnière USHERS: -Tuxedo or Suit -Shirt -Tie/Bowtie -Cufflinks/Shirt Studs -Shoes -Pocketsquare -Gift -Boutonnière
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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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WHAT EVERY GROOM-TO-BE NEEDS TO KNOW

You’ve proposed. She said “Yes.” Now you can rest on your laurels, sit back and wait for the big day to arrive. Figuring that you’d just be in the way, you leave wedding planning to the bride and her mother, except for two crucial responsibilities. Choose your groomsmen and show up for the wedding. Obviously, this is insane.   21st century grooms immerse themselves in wedding planning, that’s a given, but the engagement period presents an even greater opportunity. The
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2018
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING A TUXEDO

Whether you’re dressing for a wedding or a glitzy black-tie holiday party, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually need to trade in your go-to suit for a tux. However, you might not be ready to make the investment of purchasing your own just yet. That’s where rentals come in. Buying a tuxedo can be an expensive investment, and if you don’t have a regular need for one, you probably want to take advantage of
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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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2018
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GENTLEMEN, IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT OUTFIT YOU WILL EVER WEAR

In front of your friends and family, awaiting your bride – the woman with whom you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life – you stand. And wait. Impatiently, you strain for the
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2018
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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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2018
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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR WEDDING

Ring?  Check. Proposal?  Check. She said yes?  Excellent. Now that the ring and proposal are out of the way, here are a few tips to help your trip to the altar run smoothly. Finding your outfit takes time. Just as the bride needs time to organize her wedding gown, you’ll need time to find your outfit. Start looking into options 4 or 5 months before the big day. Don’t wait till the week before your wedding,
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2018
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IT’S HIS WEDDING, TOO

  “JUST SHOW UP”   There was a time when this was the extent of a groom’s responsibility, when the planners were all women; brides and mothers-of-the-bride whose simple advice to the groom was to be there on time, clean and sober. Watch a few black and white movies and you’ll see what I am talking about. Art, imitating life in the old days, drives the point home. Grooms were secondary to wedding planning or even to
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ITS YOUR DAY TOO!

Be honest, Dudes. A part of you has always wanted to be Bond – James Bond – hasn’t it? Fear not, men, there’s hope for you, yet. While you may never fight a giant in the pyramids or race a motorboat through the Venetian canals, who’s to say you can’t “doppelgäng” with the world’s most famous spy? And what better time to go Double-O-Seven than your wedding day?
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2018
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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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2018
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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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2018
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MEN’S STYLE – CUSTOMIZE YOUR LOOK

Everyone might be buzzing about the bride’s dress, but that doesn’t mean you should pass on your chance to shine! After all, it’s your day too. Unless you and your bride are opting for an unconventional wedding, the best way to elevate your style is paying extra attention to the little details. Even if your bride’s dress will be a surprise, make sure
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2018
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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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2018
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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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2018
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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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2018
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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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2018
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SHE SAID “YES!” NOW WHAT ?

It’s been a whirlwind, this journey of love and discovery. Relatively speaking, only a few months have passed, but you can’t bear to remember a day without her and now that she’s said “yes,” your thoughts are consumed with a future together. Before embarking on a future of marriage bliss, you must conquer the here and now and you don’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee wedding planning is in your near future.   Too often
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2018
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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED & SOMETHING BLUE, FOR HIM

No two weddings are alike, but then again no two are completely different either, and yet there are wedding celebrations that stand out from all the others. They hit us differently, striking an emotional chord, pulling out all the stops they tug at our heartstrings. The weddings that touch us deeply are most often the ones that are infused with traditional touches.   Something borrowed; something blue, old or new are traditional remnants that a bride includes as part of
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2018
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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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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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2018
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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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2018
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THE PROPOSAL, WHY KNEEL?

A guy gets down on one knee for one purpose; to propose to the woman he loves. Engagement ring in hand, he takes a knee and then begins his appeal. The conversational speech with which a man proposes varies of course. Like the personal vows a groom makes to his bride, so are the selected words of the proposal. The intimacy attached to the relationship determines the sweetness of the words that released from his mouth. However, the mechanics of
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2018
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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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2018
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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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