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2018
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3 RULES FOR MASTERING THE SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT

Suns out, guns out. COLOUR. PRINT. FIT. That’s it. These are the only basics you need to tackle in order to pull off the short sleeve button down shirt collection all spring & summer long. But
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6 POINTS ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY WEAR SHORTS

  It’s hot out and there’s one thing you know: You will not go out with your shins covered for another second in this swelter. It doesn’t matter if you skipped leg day or if you’re so hairy it looks like an orangutan is doing a handstand, these pants simply must go. Shorts,
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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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THE AMERICAN CLASSIC: CHINO SHORTS

With Edmonton temperatures (thankfully) starting to be in the 20C and up range regularly, it’s officially time to pull out the summer gear. No, we’re not talking about cargo or board shorts… this summer is all about the classic chino shorts. If these are new to you, let’s start off with the chino basics… What are chino shorts? They’re a staple for any man’s summer wardrobe. They’re versatile: they can be dressed up or dressed down,
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ANDERSON’S BRAIDED BELTS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

One of our favourite brands, and especially favourite belts we carry at Mr. Derk is  Anderson’s Belts. Anderson will make holding your pants up way more enjoyable. Here’s what you need to know before you purchase one. If you go here, a video walks you through the details of the average belt from anderson’s being constructed, each belt is handmade and all the leather and material is sourced from Europe. Each belt goes through one factory, through the same hands, and
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AUTUMN PALETTE & TEXTURES

Fall is here. And while the rest of the world complains, we men of culture are elated that it’s time again to bust out our most stylish kits – and be comfortable in them. Gone are the 30 degree days where looking professional means you have to work from a tent in front of your open
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BLACK LEATHER JACKET & BROWN LEATHER SHOES. OK?

A black leather jacket and brown leather shoes … can those two items ever be paired together in perfect harmony? Here at Mr. Derk we encourage men to forge their own paths when it comes to fashion. After doing some research, we’ve noticed that this often questioned combination is, in fact, totally acceptable: A black leather jacket is timeless, classic and can be incredibly versatile. So, why can’t it be paired with
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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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BRAND FEATURE: G-LAB JACKETS

The debate has always been fashion versus function and g-lab has decided that neither should be compromised. With their modern aesthetics and high-performance materials, g-lab jackets are designed to make sure you still feel like you’re in your element while braving the elements. Tailored for urban life using thoughtful materials and details g-lab seeks to “raise the bar from high-tech fashion to pure, effortless style.”
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BRAND FEATURE: JOHN VARVATOS

Since its inception in 1999, the John Varvatos line has exuded the rebellious spirit of red-blooded rock and roll with its unapologetic edge and belief in bucking trends. John Varvatos built his legacy on a foundation of fundamentals he learned from legends of the fashion industry and pushed the boundaries of where menswear can go. THAT JOHN THOUGH… “When you do men’s wear, it’s less about thinking outside the box
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BUNDLE WITHOUT THE BULK – HOW TO LAYER FOR WINTER WEATHER

YOU’VE HEARD… Winter is coming and its impending cold is as unavoidable as opening a winter fashion article with a Game of Thrones reference. When you’re not under piles of blankets binge watching your favourite show and out on the town, you don’t need to bulk up the layers like a member of the Night’s Watch [ok, stopping with the GoT references now]. Here’s a guide to looking cool without the cold.
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HOW TO: CHOOSE THE RIGHT SWIM TRUNKS

July is upon us which means the beautiful lakes and outdoor Edmonton pools are bound to be calling your name. Thing is, at Mr.Derk we have a mission to save all the men out there from making the terrible board short style misstep. Don’t be “that guy” at the pool and settle for any ol’ swim trunk you see at a department store. Do yourself a favour and make sure you have the
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THE CIRCOLO SUPER STRETCH LINEN BLAZER FOR SPRING 2016

Circolo 1901 is an italian company, with over a century’s experience of making fine Italian clothing. With quite a lengthy history in the industry, they give their absolute guarantee on the quality of their fabrics and fits. At Mr. Derk, we’ve gravitated towards the simplistic elegance of the Circolo stretch blazers because
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COLD WEATHER STYLE FOR THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

Cold weather doesn’t stop weekend warriors from finding their adventure. Keeping it casual during time away from your 9 to 5 is an important part of taking time for yourself, but there’s a fine line between comfortable and careless.  It can be tough to resist the temptation of hibernating into a wardrobe of sweatpants and hoodies, which is why we’re here to give you style inspiration with one
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COLOUR COORDINATION

Summer is the best season to revel in bold colourful outfits, but steer clear of getting too out of hand. Most people are already wearing sunglasses to tone down glaring rays, so there’s no need for you to overwhelm them with a garish summer wardrobe. But we’re all for pops of colour. Be daring, but not abrasive. There’s no need to play it safe, but why look like a bright, orange pylon? We’ve got five summer looks here to keep
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COMFORT MEETS STYLE: ZANEROBE

If you’ve been paying attention to menswear trends in YEG and abroad, you might have noticed a particular style of jogging pants that have been increasing in popularity. They are the flagship jogger by Zanerobe, which are anything but a simple jogger.  With 5 signature looks to choose from: The Sureshot, The Munk Trunk, The Dynamo, The Slingshot, The Slapshot, they have evolved from what was once a basic, casual look into an aesthetic that is at the forefront
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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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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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DOM VETRO SUNGLASSES: SETTING YOURSELF APART FROM THE REST

For spring/summer 2017, Mr. Derk is proud to introduce to our arsenal of brands, Dom Vetro, eyewear manufactured in the Italian Alps.   Glasses: Dom Vetro Pietra 2 in
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DRESS DOWN FOR SPRING

If you take a gander at Edmonton’s forecast for the next two weeks, we’re sure you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. It’s pluses all the way through, baby! What does that mean? Time to drop your heavy overcoats, your peacoats, your down filled jackets, and look for a lighter, more comfortable alternative. In this week’s blog post, that’s exactly what we’re going to try to showcase. Here are two relaxed Spring looks that’ll have you looking sharp in Edmonton’s
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DOWN TO EARTH | RUGGED STYLE FOR THE OUTDOORS

Master the rugged gentleman look, with our Filson jacket, built for everyday wear, work or the outdoors and a pair of classic denim. Your next weekend getaway never looked so good.
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FALL ARRIVALS – PART 2 – TIMELESS OUTERWEAR

Here at Derks, we practice the mantra, “quality over quantity.” We don’t believe quality should ever be sacrificed when buying for long-term use. Most shoppers limit themselves to a price-point when shopping, eliminating options, quality, fabrication and overall long-term satisfaction and performance. Guaranteeing longevity is a must these days wherein as sacrificing quality for trend is a byproduct of big box brand name stores. I can’t
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FALL FASHION FIX

Step right up for your fall fashion fix at Derks. Amazing garments are arriving daily and we’ll be sharing some favourites on our website every week. For starters, get it while it’s hot. Tiger of Sweden’s fall 2014 diamond-quilted blazer is one of those items that you put on and won’t want to take off. Its simple neutral colour gives it a subtle elegance, but the diamond-quilted pattern gives it a
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FILSON | GUARANTEED MENSWEAR EXCELLENCE IN OUTDOOR CLOTHING AND BAGS

Filson is an American brand from Seattle, Washington with almost a century making quality American clothing. With quite a lengthy history in the industry, they give their absolute guarantee on the quality of their products. From the lips of their owner, Clinton C Filson, in 1897: “We guarantee every item purchased from us. No more, no less. Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction.” Now that’s a business I like to work with. Shop our latest arrivals here. Though
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FINISHING TOUCHES – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

3 KEY TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING INTO FALL Summer nights are fading away and the shorter days are bringing crisp mornings. Here are a few tips to keep you looking sharp and season-appropriate this fall. 1. Introduce Texture For evenings where you don’t require a heavier jacket, opt for a classic blazer. To transition it to more of a fall look, go for something with added texture like Birdseye, Nailhead, Sharkskin or Flannel. Featured here is a Tiger of Sweden blazer with
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GET THE LOOK: ALL BLACK (ALMOST) EVERYTHING

Looking for a brand new all-black everything weekend outfit? Or are you dying for that  blacked-out office wear with peeping collar look? In that case, we have just the look for you! Peep this outfit we put together to contrast the last dying breaths of YEGs winter white landscape. This is the All Black (almost) Err-thing look. It’s a simplistic, well-fitted
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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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JACKETS & OVERCOATS

 This is it. This wishy washy fall weather we are experiencing means the hunt is on for the perfect fall jacket. With the many different fits and styles of leather and wool jackets in today’s market, it can be difficult to be confident you are making the right choice. And because winter is so long in this city,
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JEANEOLOGY: J BRAND

J Brand’s Kane slim jeans are your everyday straight leg jean with a thicker thigh. Our model wearing these jeans has more of an athletic build than a skinny model, which makes these jeans ideal for everyone. The first three jeans presented below are all the Kane slim fit; the first image is Kane slim tan,

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