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
“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
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
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
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.
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
The time of year is back where wedding invitations are piling up and questions about how to prepare are arising. With the past holiday season behind us and the flood of engagements coming down the pipe, we all brace for the slew of inquires to come as to what we’ll wear and who we’ll bring to these momentous occasions. When dressing for a special occasion nowadays, it’s all about taking it
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
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
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.
Wedding season is in full swing and there’s a good chance that involves jetting across the country for a wedding or two. You may have mastered the art of going through airport security stress-free but nothing puts a wrinkle in a great outfit or suit quite like, well, wrinkles! Whether you’re packing for a wedding or any other trip, the right folding technique will ensure that your suit will come out
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
The double-breasted blazer has always been around, but it is quickly climbing the ranks and making a comeback in a big way. If you happened to catch a glimpse of the photo we snapped at Pitti Uomo, you no doubt saw some stylish gentleman sporting one and there couldn’t be a better time than fall to incorporate this sophisticated addition to