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SPECIAL EVENTS

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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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2018
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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
don_draper
2018
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5 COSTUME IDEAS THAT ARE REALLY AN EXCUSE TO WEAR A SUIT

Halloween parties are the perfect opportunity to go out in public dressed as whatever your heart desires without fear of ridicule or persecution. This opportunity to express your unique taste and personality by pretending to be something or someone else only comes once a year, so you might as well make the most of it and look
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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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BOUTONNIÈRE: THE OVERLOOKED ACCESSORY

The boutonnière is a graceful accessory, one that should be worn more commonly than the odd summer wedding. They offer an intriguing juxtaposition to a suit in numerous ways: – it’s colour offers stark contrast to the typical stodgy brown, grey, or blue – the gentle curve of the flowers stands out against the sharp lines of the lapels and shoulders – for the more poetic, where the cut of men’s suits has
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2018
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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
MR.DERK-64
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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DERKS ARTICLE IN BRIDAL FANTASY MAGAZINE: GENTLEMEN’S CODE

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
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2018
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EDMONTON DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY – UNIQUELY ME FASHION SHOW AND GALA

  The Derks team was really excited to be a part of last night’s Uniquely Me Fashion Show and Fundraiser Gala in support of the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, it was a great event for an
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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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2018
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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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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
0018BrandieSunley_EdwardRossPhotography
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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2018
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LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS AT LIBERTY FAIRS

The men at Derks are on the hunt this season in Vegas to bring you some of the most fresh and unique brands from across the globe. Here are some live behind-the-scene highlights from today’s show to give you a taste of what’s to come as well as some wicked outfits on some well-dressed men.
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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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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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SCOTCH AND BOW TIES PROMOTE GROWTH IN EDMONTON

Attendees gather around an indtroductory speech by host Michael Brechtel League of Nations, G8 and the Bilderberg meeting are monuments occasions, and on a much smaller, less exploitive scale, so is Edmonton’s annual, gentlemen-only (with the exception of the wonderful lady organizers and bartenders) Scotch & Bow Tie party.  For the past two years, a small cadre of
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