Tiger of Sweden is one of our favourite fashion brands at Mr. Derk, their suits are all over our showroom floor. These are some details that’ll help decide not only if they’re your favourite fit, but if their brand is something you can subscribe to….

 

We all wear Stenströms at Mr. Derk. here’s some insight into a brand that will take over your shirt collection, even if you’re die-hard Eton. Stenström’s have a lot of strong points that you’ll love about them, They accommodate longer armed gentleman. Their three fits…

While Mr. Derk & Derks Formals are committed to finding unique, quality clothing that serves a range of clientele from grads to businessmen, and grooms to grandfathers, we’re also proud to contribute to charities and causes that help better the lives of other people in…

March 20th, 2018 might be the first day of spring but with the temperature already rising we’ve decided to bring spring early. What better way to throw away winter than to pack up those winter clothes and transition into your spring wardrobe. Today is all…

 

  Step 1: Start from afresh If you’re looking to start growing a new beard, be sure to start from nothing. Set aside some time and have a proper shave so that your skin is fresh and well treated. This will minimise any early signs…

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…

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 first glance, the picture that will paint a thousand words for…

 

“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…

The Velvet Tux or Tux Jacket is this year’s answer to texture for men. Featured lately on many red carpets and online forums including GQ, velvet has definitely been making a retro comeback. Velvet can be mixed with black or navy for a fool proof…

Holiday party season is in full force with Christmas just around the corner. Do you have your party look ready? Or, perhaps, you’re still looking for that perfect gift for the stylish man in your life. We’ve taken some time to put together a list…

 

Clothes actually do a lot more for us than we think. What we wear and how we present ourselves changes the minds way of thinking. The way in which you present yourself while wearing a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt is much different than…

  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…

The Spalla Camicia, when done right, is sown by hand, which creates a dimpled effect in the shoulder and allows the fabric to flex. It is, by many in the tailoring world, regarded as a status symbol. Choosing the right suit is not a pick-and-go-in-fifteen-minutes kind…

 

Mr. Derk would like to thank the Edmonton-based, family-owned franchise Bunches Flowers for supplying the floral arrangements for this article. 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…

Milan Fashion Week took place June 17 – 20 and Pitti Uomo, the largest menswear trade show in the world, was held in Florence June 11 – 13. So, it’s only fitting we comment on what we know best – men’s fashion. Specifically, men’s street…

Check out our friends over at Positive Health Wellness! For everything Health related. You are only as good as you look on the outside, when you feel equally as good on the inside.  So go and be the best version of yourselves. It starts with…

 

What is it about Italian tailors that makes owning an Italian-made abito (“suit”) feel like you own something so unique? First, if you haven’t already, we recommend you check out the history of the Italian Tailor in our previous blog post here. Italian tailors strongly…

  Father’s Day is just around the corner and Mr. Derk wants to make sure you have everything you need to say “thank-you” to dad for being the man you aspire to be. Mr. Derk is proud to present the Father’s Day Collection, complete with…

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 Quartz  Glasses: Dom Vetro F-36 in Tiger Tail  One of the big things with this brand…

 

Here at Mr. Derk we look out for our gentlemen and make sure they not only dress well, but also eat well. As a single man, you don’t want to make too much food because hey, who’s going to eat it? Leftovers are only good…

Tombolini suits became well known for their standard of excellence, innovation, quality, and function. The brand grew internationally, attracting clients from all over the globe, with stores worldwide carrying authentic Tombolini suits, including us at Mr. Derk. Tombolini started out as an Italian garment brand…

Get ready for summer with Mr. Derk’s FREE ONLINE SHIPPING launching on May 19th! That’s right: you can now get all your summer essentials from the comfort of your home anywhere in North America and Europe* and pay no shipping fees on your order. Check out…

 

Edmonton is famously known for its summer festivals, but our city also has an up-and-coming restaurant scene. Next time you’re in the mood for an authentic Italian meal, these local hotspots will give you a true taste of La Dolce Vita. SIGN UP TO OUR…

Italian tailoring, much like Italian garments, comes with high quality and a prestige reputation. Here at Derks, we appreciate and know a thing or two about Italian tailoring, too. The roots of the true Italian tailor can be traced back to the Italian Renaissance, starting…

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:…

 

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…

A good cocktail is like a good suit: the perfect mix between the classic and the modern with a dash of local. As Edmonton’s restaurant scene continues to blossom, a special sect of that market has become devoted to gastro pubs whose specialty is the cocktail….

Featured image sourced from gq.com You may have a few of Drake’s ties adding a splash of colour to your tie drawer but when the London haberdasher was founded in 1977, they specialized in scarves and shawls. While the ties and pockets squares that made them…

 

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 –…

Ready for spring? The city streets are still coated in gloomy grey but we’re in favour of welcoming in the new season with some of spring 2017’s biggest and boldest trends. Check it Out From crisp windowpanes to classic checks, this season’s shows proved that…

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright Established in 1903 under the name Schwartzman & Nordström, after founder Marcus Schwartzman and his partner Hjalmar Nordström, Tiger of Sweden has always been a modernist brand of innovation. Persevering through hardships and evolving with the constant change in fashion trends…

 

Last week, we helped you plan your Valentine’s night out for whatever level of your relationship you’re in. Now the question remains, “what to wear?” Mr. Derk has picked the prime outfits for all those creative dates we gave you for any stage in your…

With his quiver emptied, the chubby boy-archer has done his duty, and left in the wake of his flapping wings streams of red and trails of writhing bodies. Mr. Derk figured we’d prune through fields of rotten dates and compile a list of inspired ways…

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…

 

We made it! Whatever you thought of 2016, from it being the worst year in recorded history, to thinking, “Hey, at least I didn’t catch the plague!”, it’s all behind us now. Let’s take a look ahead to some of the good times we’ll be…

Carnalism “Carnales”, in Mexican slang (derived from “carnal” meaning “from the flesh”), are your bros, the strongly bonded friends of yours whom you’d go the distance for. With the success of their taquería, the infamous Tres Carnales (Edgar Gutierrez, Dani Braun, and Chris Sills pictured…

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…

 

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…

Every year, you hunt for the elusive perfect gift for the significant women in your life. You try the mall and end up with anxiety from the crowds. You type “unique gifts for women” on Amazon and just get a list of mugs with “sassy”…

Fathers. Sons. Brothers. Uncles. Boyfriends. Best friends. Everyone has a special man to shop for this holiday season. Whether you’re trying to step up his style or simply want to give him a touch of lavishness, here are a few of our picks from Mr….

 

See ya later salt stains Winter’s approaching, but there’s no need to be caught in the cold not looking fresh from head to toe. Your choice in winter footwear is key to stepping up your style this season. However, it doesn’t end with choosing a…

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…

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…

 

Click here for Part Two – Growing Your Beard Click here for Part Three – Maintaining Your Beard Part One – The Clean Shave Shaving your face is a uniquely masculine process that deserves to be done well. Whether a clean shave is part of…

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…

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…

 

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…

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…

In case you couldn’t make our Around The World event last week, here’s what you missed… Last Thursday we hosted some of Edmonton’s finest for a night full of drinks, snacks, music, and menswear with all donations and 10% of sales going to Sorrentino’s Compassion…

 

The rule against wearing white after Labour Day has become one of the most commonly debated fashion conventions – and for good reason. The practice is largely attributed to a combination of class-based snobbery and the realities of smoggy city life at the turn of…

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…

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…

 

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…

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…

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…

 

You’ve invested  time, effort, and money into curating your wardrobe. Like any other investment, you have to put time, effort, and money into maintenance in order to see long-term benefits. A poorly maintained wardrobe looks drabby and worn out, so buying higher end items looks…

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…

    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….

 

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…

This Sunday June 19th is Father’s Day. Time to celebrate the dads in your life who have been there through all the ups and downs. Show him some appreciation with a thoughtful gift hand picked just for him. We’ve curated some of our top picks…

  Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI Continental team WIGGINS, after leaving Team Sky. Nicknamed “Wiggo”, he began his cycling career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and…

 

You shouldn’t need a recipe book to get started on mixing up this classic cocktail on your patio this summer. Men have been drinking old fashioned’s for decades (some even more than a century!) so get your act together and learn to master this classic every…

June is creeping up around the corner, which means summer is officially here in Edmonton! A brilliant way to lighten up your wardrobe and freshen up your summer look is: white denim. White denim has always been a staple for the summer season and in…

Todd Snyder x Champion Todd Snyder has collaborated with iconic sportswear brand Champion for this supremely comfortable collection. Inspired by gym-issued pieces from the 1950s, the robust lineup uses premium materials to modernize archival designs. Todd Snyder and Champion’s collaboration offers athletic-inspired basics that have a smart…

 

Graduation is upon us, and Derk’s Formals is here to help. From now until June 30th all residents of Fort Mc Murray can receive their graduation suit rental for $50.   Rental Information:  Must provide photo ID Diamond and Platinum packages does NOT Apply 5392,…

When it comes to wardrobe essentials, versatility is key. Investing in a key piece means you should be getting your money’s worth by buying something classic that works for years and years to come. And the sophistication of the tan blazer isn’t going anywhere. Tan…

An all-black outfit is extremely sharp and sophisticated, when executed correctly. The key to pulling off a seamless all black look is to vary the textures of pieces, and create layers of definition. Otherwise, you end up looking rather dull.  With spring comes unpredictable weather…

 

 Our latest sport casual collection Wheelers. V, is made locally in the heart of garment district in New York City, using world’s finest cotton blend material to create unparalleled comfort and look of understated luxury. MODERN + TIMELESS These everyday essentials, are crafted with the softest…

The key to looking sharp when you are running around all day in the spring, is outfit flexibility. When you change from outdoors, to indoors frequently, or the weather changes drastically from morning to afternoon, opt for 3 solid pieces that all work together, but…

  Beards have many purposes, from keeping your face warm, to adding a touch of masculinity to your look. Years ago in an office atmosphere beards were frowned upon, now they have made a comeback as we see the 70’s revival within the 21st century. …

 

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 if you are new to the short sleeve button down territory, here are…

  Out of the vast amounts of product that we are receiving at the store this spring, nothing has excited me more than the ties and pocket squares from Drakes of London.  But of all the beautiful jackets and suiting options that come in you…

  A sharp dark suit forms the foundation of any discerning gentleman’s formal collection and Van Gils’ Ellis version does not fail to hit the mark. Crisp and clean lined, this wool-blend set is softly tailored to a classic cut. Paired with trousers, this beautifully…

 

Matching vs. 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…

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…

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…

 

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. And while you’re probably still racking your brain over which restaurant she’ll like best or which florist to go to, don’t forget that good style and grooming matter too. It’s all about the details, so here’s our Valentine’s Day date…

Here’s the Mr.Derk official gift guide, so you can start dropping hints now and get something you’ll actually love this Valentine’s Day.    1) A Seductive Scent by Murdock London [shop_button link=”https://shop.mrderk.com/search?q=cologne”]   2) An Elite Series Watch by Renard [shop_button link=”https://shop.mrderk.com/search?q=renard”]   3) A…

Crowded halls and a very optimistic mood pervaded this very busy Pitti Uomo edition held from 12 to 15 January, 2016. The premier industry event for menswear, Pitti Uomo held its 89th trade fair in January under the theme “Pitti Generations.” Home to peacocking of…

 

  Mr. Derk is that polished gentleman reading the newspaper at a coffee shop, the well-travelled man who sports a three-piece suit because ‘he feels like it’, and that young man with a daring pocket square you can’t quite figure out how he folded. He…

  It’s the time of year when our Spring 2016 collections are starting to arrive, and in order to make room we must clear out all our fall / winter collections. Winter isn’t going anywhere, so take advantage of these incredible mark downs on our…

The key to surviving a cold winter (and looking decent) isn’t wearing everything you have at once. It’s about making smart choices with waterproof technical fabrics and warm natural fibres like wool and cashmere. If you have the right layers underneath, your jacket can be…

 

First, on behalf of the entire Derk’s family and the team at Mr.Derk, we wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season! And while your sipping on some good holiday cheer this Christmas, we at Mr.Derk are preparing for our biggest sale of the…

If you get down to basics, a scarf is a simple rectangle of fabric… yet many men are baffled about how to properly sport one, and even feel wearing a scarf is somewhat feminine.  Worn correctly a scarf can not only keep you warm all winter,…

In a time where your watch can monitor your steps, sleep and heartbeat, we have managed to slip away from refined elegance. Watches have become omnipresent accessories that continue to move and grow with our ever changing world. This accessory plays an essential role in…

 

News Flash: Taking care of your skin is essential to keeping those handsome good looks alive and well. The harsh reality is – that sexy mug isn’t going to last forever. So even if you’ve partied a little too hard in your 20s, or neglected…

As we continue to scour the globe to bring you the finest in tailored menswear we have came across Emanuel Berg fine shirting. This collection will be a staple in our store for years to come. Shirting is a crucial element to any wardrobe. When…

Are you tired of being cursed with getting gifts that you never use during the Holiday season? Are you tired of not knowing what to give your significant other? We at Mr. Derk have the answer for the 2015 Holiday season…   On December 4,…

 

Once you’ve invested time and money into creating a distinguishing wardrobe and sense of style, you must do yourself justice and pull it all together with a great signature scent. Everyone knows that scent is one of the biggest triggers of memory, so be unforgettable,…

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…

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. Our fully lined Filson Mile Marker coat is breathable, lightweight and weather resistant, making…

 

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…

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…

  Have you ever heard of the third-piece rule? In the retail world, many high end retailers have a rule to ensure all their employees are dressed ‘to code’, and that is the rule of three. It’s an easy way to make your outfit more…

 

October. That tricky month where mornings beckon a warmer cardigan or jacket, and the afternoons deliver a punch of leftover summer heat. At Mr. Derk, we know that mastering the art of layering will help you stay comfortable during this traditional autumn weather, and allow…

  Join Derks for fashion & food in support of this inspiring fundraiser.  October 29th @ Shaw Conference Center  T – 39 days until Derks is a proud participant in Edmonton’s annual Fashion with Compassion Fundraiser, providing the event with the latest styles & trends…

 You’ve come to your senses & decided its time to upgrade your life with a Made to Measure Suit. You’re now wondering what the process and time commitment are, but most importantly, who will be touching you and where..?  This is a painless process that…

 

Gentleman know that a well tailored blazer is the easiest way to make the perfect first impression. We even asked the men of Mr. Derk to name their top 5 menswear essentials, and blazer ranked number 1.  At Mr.Derk we are constantly asked about the…

Picking and matching your attire to a palette can sometimes arguably be the most difficult part of the selection process, trying to match that to an already existing outfit wraps another realm of issues that we all don’t have the time for. That tie doesn’t go…

Men are good at sports, cars, and lifting things. Of the many talents that men do possess, there is a small skill section that a lot of them lack. Laundry & ironing are likely tasks you’ve had your mother’s assistance with for the majority of…

 

 The rich camel colour of this pant is ideal as we transition into fall, so we constructed a polished leisure look perfect for any gentleman.      The Jeans: The Ladbroke Grove Slim Tapered Jean, by Tellason is an ideal choice for those who value…

Blue and white button up shirts are a core element of a gentleman’s wardrobe. You can always build a polished look with a crisp shirt as a base, but when your wanting to add some extra personality, look for a classic colour like light blue…

    “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…

 

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…

Grooming is an important part of dressing well and looking good. So to create more of a one stop shop for the gentlemen, we have expanded our product line to include hair and beard grooming products, scents and now: soaps – because what is the…

The classic crew neck sweatshirt is a timeless wardrobe essential, especially here in Canada where the weather is much less predictable. The clean neckline and basic styling make it such a versatile piece that can be worn with a simple tee in the summer evenings,…

 

   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…

  Join Derks for fashion & food in support of this inspiring fundraiser.  October 29th @ Shaw Conference Center  Derks is a proud participant in Edmonton’s annual Fashion with Compassion Fundraiser, providing the event with the latest styles & trends in menswear and formals, assisting…

A tribute to classic dad style throughout the years!        Fathers on Fleek.   If you want/need to up Dad’s fashion game, check out our Derks approved Father’s Day Gift Ideas blog. Happy Father’s Day!       

 

 “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…

Overload of Summer wedding invites? We’ve got your back. Spring into Summer with our Derks gentlemen providing top notch style advice when it comes to those Summer weddings & other festive occasions. Whether its a suit and tie situation, or an open bar on the…

Ever wanted a shirt like this?     Me neither.   But the point is, if you wanted this shirt, vast detailing and all, you could have it. Or you could create your own. Once you have that perfect, customized Made to Measure suit, you’re not…

 

  If your name is William and you’re the Duke of Cambridge, then go get yourself a $13,000 bespoke suit.   If your name isn’t William and you are not The Duke of Cambridge, but you’re still a quality valuing style icon, then listen up!  I’m…

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than sipping & snacking in the sunshine before hanging up your party pants for another work week?                      Extend your weekend festivities & come hang out at Derks between patio…

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.  While I cannot offer any assistance with…

 

                Will you let other people tell your story? Or will you create your own story? Ever felt foolish buying deliberately ripped or faded jeans? The purpose of rips and fades is to look grungy and unique, but if…

It’s an indisputable fact that sunglasses are an essential part of your Spring / Summer outfit—though, wearing them year-round isn’t a terrible idea, either. However, finding the perfect pair can sometimes be an arduous task even for the most committed of fashion-forward men. This is…

This week’s article we’re focusing on KNOT just any tie, but motif ties! A lot of men hesitate when it comes to ties, and we’re never sure why. It’s an easy way to add a little bit of style and flair to your outfit while being…

 

To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve put together a blog that is primarily concerned with battling the extremely random elements that can sometimes be a nuisance (or a positive) to you while walking through the streets of Edmonton.  We took a simple, sleek, and stylish grey…

It’s our favourite time of year: festival season! Coachella weekend was last weekend and Coachella weekend 2 is coming right up! What does that mean? Well, you’re going to have to peruse your wardrobe for the best and brightest of festival gear… OR you can…

We all know how fast the weather in Edmonton can change. It can go from a sunny, scorching, hot summer day to miserable, cold and rainy in a matter of minutes. That is simply the nature of the YEG climate and we have to come…

 

 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…

Sometimes we put together a complete outfit that excites us, and sometimes we put one together that REALLY excites us. This is one of those times – it’s a sharp, straightforward kit that isn’t too daring with colours or details because it doesn’t have to…

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…

 

In just over two weeks, we will be throwing the very first event in our brand new Red Seal event series! Join us for  an evening of libations and social activities on Thursday, March 26th and goes from 6-10PM. If you’re looking to get a…

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…

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…

 

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…

Valentine’s Day is literally right around the corner — in fact, you can practically see it in the distance if you squint hard enough. Now, we’re hoping you’ve made all the dinner arrangements for the night and now all you’re wondering is: What do I…

Wherever your day should take you, you should be prepared. That can mean anything from having a great bag to go with your outfit to having enough room in your bag to carry around all your essentials . That’s where we come in! We carry…

 

Dressing for a date is always daunting, but dressing for the biggest date night of the year? That can be downright terrifying! And whether it’s your first date, your second date, your tenth, or you’re married,  you’re  going to want to look your best! But don’t worry!…

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…

Don’t be fooled by this–albeit lovely–short span of amazing weather in Edmonton! There is still a solid three months left of deep down winter chill in YEG. The only solution is to blast away the cold with incredible savings on all of your favourite brands…

 

The trick to embracing and beating winter is having the perfect combination of style and comfort to get you through those white washed cold days that we all know and love (to hate). Here’s two outfits that we believe do just that!  First up is…

Edmonton and Menswear fans! It’s December 31st, which means it’s the eve of what is likely the biggest–and last–party of the year for everyone! It also means that it is the perfect opportunity to show off your best outfit of the year!  To give you…

Here’s a few hilarious holiday photos to help spread that holiday cheer!  1) Couple of “reindeer” pulling the sled. 2) She tricked everyone into believing she had a boyfriend for extra presents. 3) Reindeer business is a tough gig. 4) Genius! 5) My favourite part…

 

The holiday season is in full swing and your time is running out to get that perfect gift for the men in your lives. Luckily, your neighbourhood menswear store in Edmonton wants  to make it as painless as possible by giving you a few holiday…

We couldn’t have asked for better weather this past Thursday as we set up our booth in the Yellowhead Brewery in the company of some of the best talent and vendors Edmonton has to offer.  Our menswear team participated once again in The Culture Collective’s…

The second of three parts of our Holiday Gift series, because we know how hard picky men can be to shop for. This one is titled The Trendsetter and is for that gentleman that is always ahead of the curve with every new trend. This man is a…

 

Shopping for anyone can be difficult, shopping for men who don’t know what they want can be worse, and shopping for stylish men who are picky can be downright torture. That is, unless you have a neighbourhood menswear shop willing to put together the perfect…

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.  SIGN UP TO OUR…

    In winter we often get stuck into a safe routine of blacks, greys, whites and really boring, basic colours. We wanted to get men out of their comfort zone by putting together two outfits that show there are coloured options out there that…

 

Our latest arrivals section of our online store just got updated with new autumn and winter arrivals ranging from full suits, button-ups, cardigans, blazers, sweaters and brands like Tiger Of Sweden, PYA, Filson, Tombolini, and J. Lindeberg.   Here’s a few of the many new…

In 1899, Swedish tailor August Stenström began making the famous Stenströms shirt and since then, the shirt has become synonymous with style, quality, comfort and attention to detail. It is this dedication to these four pillars that has made Stenströms one of the most well-respected brands…

Temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and there’s no way around it now: autumn is in full swing and winter is just around the corner. It’s crucial to be prepared for a #yeg winter because the weather in this town bites and it bites…

 

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…

At Derks, we believe a man can look polished and put together even in full winter gear, which is why we are upgrading all outerwear purchases with a gifted cashmere scarf of your choice.  We have an incredible selection of jackets and coats to get…

Step 1: Select a standout colour or pattern. Step 2: Follow this picture guide for a polished fold.  Step 3: Slay all day.     

 

  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…

Fashion with Compassion is the annual signature fundraiser for Compassion House Foundation, in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House. The event attracts over 1400 guests annually, helping us make a statement about our critical role in the healing journey of women fighting breast cancer.  This year…

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…

 

Designers are using dark leafy green fabrics everywhere on the catwalks this season. It’s a shade that is easy to work into your wardrobe regardless of your style. If you are not bold enough to wear it head to toe, maximize this trend by adding…

To our valued customer, We would like to invite you plus a guest to join us for an exclusive, invite-only customer appreciation event and fashion showcase sponsored by Matchless at our Whyte Ave store on Friday, September 26th from 6:30pm onward. All guests will be entitled to…

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 excellent cause! Down Syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in every…

 

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…

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…

  We’re excited to be a part of the third annual Uniquely Me Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser Event in support of the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society. Taking place on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 7 – 10pm,  at the Porsche Centre Edmonton, the fashion…

 

  Fall is almost exactly a month away, and what does fall bring with it? Dying leaves, shorter days, colder nights, and everyone’s favourite: comfortable warm clothing! Break out your cardigans, layers, and long sleeves. Here are two outfits from ZANEROBE and NEUW that are…

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 TextureFor evenings where you don’t require a heavier jacket, opt…

  National Bow Tie Day is on August 28th and we’re looking forward to seeing Edmonton’s sharpest dressers sporting their favourite bow ties! Is your tie collection lacking one of these classics or do you want to freshen it up with a new addition? Come…

 

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…

August is an exciting time at Derks. This is when fall fashion arrives. Out with tees and shorts and in with suits and jackets.  We celebrate jacket season, because a jacket is the most crucial item to every man’s wardrobe. Let’s face it, a jacket…

  We’re excited to be bringing Tagliatore to the streets of Edmonton this autumn! A luxurious brand from Southern Italy, they are defined by their embrace of texture, colour, and fine detail. Built from the Lerario family tailoring company, designer Pino is the third generation at the helm of…

 

 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…

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 in…

  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…

 

    Image from the Edmonton Journal.   Enjoy the beautiful weather forecasted for this weekend and support local talent during the annual Art Walk! Started in 1995 by Kim Fjordbotten and David Bradley, the festival has grown from a handful of artists on the…

Our new Swims umbrellas are exciting addition to our selection of rain gear. Swims, a Norwegian brand specializing in rain and water gear, is one of our favourite lines for rainy weather. Perfect for on the go, these excellent umbrellas are rain, and probably cat…

      Make a splash in crisp blues with this abstract floral pattern from Sand; with its assorted blues it is an excellent piece to mix with a great variety of pieces in your wardrobe. Pair it with more colour, like the deep purple…

 

Summer is upon us, and that means warm weather, weddings, and the Derks’ Super Sale! Take advantage of the great pricing and snap up a good suit at a great price! Summer weddings are a great time to show off your sartorial side and the…

In its 25th year since inception, Diner en Blanc is making its first ever visit to Edmonton this summer on July 17, 2014. If you haven’t heard of Diner en Blanc, here’s a quick rundown (for more info, visit the official website).  Diner en Blanc…

Written by Danielle Fuechtmann Alberta’s spring and summer forecasts frequently include long periods of rain and humidity. Luckily, fashion has come a long way with water-resistant clothing and it’s easy to stay looking your best regardless of the dreary weather outside!  Whether you’re catching a train or…

 

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….

The Derks Super Sale returns Friday, May 16th! Huge savings on blazers – POW! Mega deals on suits – BAM! Jaw smashing sales on dress shirts – WHAM! If you’ve been pushing off updating your wardrobe, now’s the time to upgrade from zero to hero…

Subtle details pull an outfit together. Accessories tie everything in and add an extra edge to any outfit. They are the cherry on the cake, the sriracha sauce on your mac n cheese, and the orange slice in your Old Fashioned. At Derks we advocate for…

 

The transition to summer is almost here, and as the vaguely warm weather turns to a blast of rays, it’s important we alter our clothing to suit.   However, before you begin frantically buying new pieces, you’ll be pleased to know that there is no need to…

The Saga continues this spring with Aussie brand ZANEROBE, one of the hottest selling brands in our casual-wear division this year. Their signature Sureshot joggers are jam-packed with unpretentious attitude, inspired designs and effortless cool. Their elastic waistband guarantees a comfortable fit for when you’re on…

There is never a bad time to wear a watch as it’s always a nice touch to a well-dressed man. That being said, Spring and Summer are the better times to wear a watch. You no longer have to deal with the extraneous layers bogging…

 

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…

Looking to freshen up your wardrobe for spring but don’t want to break the bank? Derks has done some spring cleaning of its own and has selected some great clearance items for you: 40-80% off a huge variety of golf wear, casual wear, shorts, long…

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….

 

First, if you haven’t read Revenge of the Nerds in issue 3 of Elements for Men, check it out!  Let’s take it back to when Elements for Men and Nerd Nite Edmonton first hooked up. Sometime in the early winter of 2013, Elements for Men…

Elements for Men issue 3 launched on April 3rd and the launch party was that same day in collaboration with the Culture Collective’s Arts Market at Yellowhead Brewery. Art and fashion vendors sold goods, bands rocked out live, DJs and other presenters did their thing,…

Our team’s been hard at work the past couple months putting together issue 3 of Elements for Men, our seasonally released online magazine. We’re excited to announce that our spring issue will be released on April 3, 2014, and to celebrate, as we do with…

 

SWIMS 2014  footwear line is the perfect choice for anyone looking to combine practicality and style. SWIMS is a Norwegian lifestyle brand offering a unique range of water-resistant, fast-drying footwear in durable rubber and mesh variants, perfect for the great outdoors, and available in a fantastic…

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here – new arrivals are flying through our door faster than the Edmonton Oilers switch coaches. Every day we’re receiving new shirts, jackets, suits, blazers, and pants from Van Gils, Zanerobe, G Star, Neuw, Tiger of Sweden…

Spring weather may be far from here, but we know it’s on your mind, so let us help you prep your step. With new spring items arriving at our Whyte Ave store every week, we’re eager to show you some of our favourites. This week, we…

 

As Edmonton starts to heat up over the next weeks, we know Edmontonians will be leaving their winter jackets at home and embracing any sign of above-freezing weather. But don’t get too hasty and head outside in shorts and a hoodie just yet. You still…

  Derks Menswear is proud to be working with the Gregor Foundation in hopes of connecting with the driven men in our community. The foundation is looking to collect professional men’s clothing in excellent condition that will be given to students graduating from high school and…

This week only New blazers are arriving at our store quicker than Edmonton changes seasons. Now until March 28, when you buy any blazer at retail price, you’ll receive any tie valued up to $129. You choose the tie! We have new blazers by Tiger of…

 

Spring is in the air and as our city freshens up, there’s no better time to freshen you up! We’re offering you a special little offer to help get your wardrobe revamp in motion. Print the below coupon or show it on your smartphone to…

When it came to red carpet attire for the leading men of the industry at this year’s Oscars, the majority of looks were from reoccurring themes and were quite spot on for fashion trends and styling. What we’re looking to do here is highlight and…

                                                   

 

Before starting your laundry, always check the symbols on a garment’s tag to ensure you get the best wear out of your clothing. Some manufacturers have simply started to write out laundry instructions instead of using those alien-language symbols, and if that sounds like your labels,…

  Don’t let your favourite piece of clothing stay out of commission simply because of a missing button. Because at some point, a button will fall off your suit jacket, shirt, or maybe even pants, and it may be last minute, and you most likely…

We all know the classic image of a man in a barbershop with a hot towel placed on his face. It looks nice, right? What man wouldn’t love a hot, soothing treatment before butchering his face with a sharp razor? The purpose of the hot towel…

 

Photography by Semi Ohtomatic; model Randy Cusack 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…

Shrek the Sheep hid in a cave for six years to hide from being shaved, probably because he didn’t want to give up his treasure. Wool is a natural fabric that is primarily produced from sheep coats. It is naturally an absorbent fiber, which makes…

What makes wrinkle-free shirts harmful? Has it come to a point in society that we’re so lazy we can’t iron our own shirts and we instead rely on harmful chemicals to save us the hassle? Wrinkle-free shirts are on the Fox News list of the…

 

Our No “B.S.” Boxing Week Event continues with even more major markdowns! With savings like this, now’s the perfect time to build your wardrobe for 2014.

Last week a burglar broke into our Menswear store on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, and we’re happy to say nobody was hurt and our catastrophe has been resolved. After a fantastic Christmas, we were excited to open our doors for Boxing Day. Before we did,…

This week new blazers and suits from SAND and Van Gils arrived at our store, just in time for you to greet the new year like a gentleman. Below we’ve showcased three outfits from our new arrivals, but you’ll find more in-store. 3 New Looks…

 

We joined local artists and stylish art buyers for MINBID VIP night at the Morris Lofts on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton on December 20th and couldn’t ask for a better time. Not only was there spectacular art up for auction, but the food, drinks and company were also…

Here at Derks Menswear we’re sick of hearing about all the fake Boxing Week deals and over-the-top prices, so we’re cutting to the chase at our No “B.S.” Boxing Week Event with 30 to 80% off the entire store and daily markdowns that even your…

If you have any last minute gifts you still need to get or you just want to bring in the New Year in style, now’s your chance to stock up during our flash sale taking place this weekend, December 13 to 15! 30 to 80%…

 

As an official sponsor of the MINBID Art Auctions, Derks would like to invite you to two up-coming MINBID events: MINBID 4 on December 14th and MINBID VIP on December 20th.  What is MINBID?  MINBID is a collective of Canadian artists hosting electrifying silent and…

Kids might complain about getting socks and underwear in their stocking, but adults can appreciate a quality pair of underwear and/or socks as a gift. Derks Menswear is having a Stocking Stuffer Blowout Sale on socks and undies featuring some of the most sought after…

Dress for the Occasion SAND Dress Shirts Whether you’re dressing up for a staff Christmas party or New Year’s Eve, our new SAND dress shirts are the perfect style, feel and fit to set you apart over the holidays. Scandinavian brand SAND, as seen on…

 

Shopping for the right gift for the guy on your list can be a pain in the butt, because most of the time guys themselves don’t know what they want. To save you the hassle of second-guessing what’s best for him, we’ve put together a…

Before you go trekking around in deep snow in your leather boots this winter, make sure you first clean and polish them. Follow these steps monthly to prolong the shoe-life of your favourite boots. Before and After What you’ll need Walter’s Neutral Wax Shoe Polish…

How it Works Buy multiple suits and get 30/40/50% offBuy 1 suit get 30% off that suit,Buy 2 suits get 40% off your second suit,  Buy 3 suits get 50% off your third suit. All Outerwear  30% off.   All Denim  40% off. Plus 20%…

 

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,…

During our last trip to Banff for an Elements for Men and Bridal Fantasy photo shoot, we stumbled upon Eden, a sophisticated Rocky Mountain restaurant at the Rimrock Hotel with stunning valley views and top-of-the-world (literally) wine.  This 5-diamond restaurant offers a uniquely Canadian Rockies experience with every detail looked after,…

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…

 

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 drinking taking place, why…

J Brand Reid Leather Trucker Jacket  Denim jackets and leather jackets have long been a wardrobe staple of badasses everywhere. New this season, J Brand is giving you the best of both worlds; the Reid Jacket combines washed lambskin leather with a slim fit and…

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

 

Last night saw the serious fashionistas out to raise money for an amazing cause – Sorrentino’s Compassion House, with a mission to support women with breast cancer in their recovery. This year’s theme, “Making a Statement,” brought the full fashion component on board with Blu’s,…

New this week to Derks are a few key fall items and accessories, and we’ll give some tips on how to help bring together all your fall looks by adding a splash of colour. Adding hi key tones to any outfit, whether it be a…

With the announcement this week of 2 Chainz coming to Edmonton this December, we thought now would be a good time to showcase Versace clothing from Derks. We had our friend Amro come in to model an all-Versace look, staying true to the 2 Chainz…

 

Here at Derks, we love our customers and to show our appreciation this fall, we’re giving away free product to every customer that comes in the door! We’re not talking key chains, magnets, or pins; we decided to go all out this year by giving…

Wearing a pair of socks twice certainly isn’t a crime, but don’t listen to the guy who says it’s OK to wear underwear four times (front, front inside-out, backwards, backwards inside-out). So how many times should you wear an article of clothing before washing it?…

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…

 

One item that needs to be on everyone’s must-have list this fall is the crossover jacket, a multi-use garment that performs both as outerwear and as a sport coat.  Crossover jackets are stylish, functional and comfy; materials and fabrics have come a long way from…

Spreading positivity from his campaign to inside Latitude 53, Edmonton mayoral candidate Don Iveson quickly lit up the crowd during his speech at his campaign launch party on Monday night. According to Don, he’s not running against any candidates, he’s running for Mayor. The difference being he…

 Edmonton male celebrities showed up to Western Canada Fashion Week in high spirits on Saturday showcasing their humour and of course clothing by Derks Menswear. The guys from Derks joined the models to caption the night, both in the dressing room and on the catwalk….

 

Derks will again be exclusively dressing the local male celebs for the Western Canada Fashion Week Celebrity Showcase this Saturday, Sept 21, a show sure to captivate the hearts of local ladies. We had the privilege of meeting these cool dudes throughout the week and we picked…

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…

Frenchie’s head chef and creator Gregory Marchand joined the industry at an early age, starting his first kitchen job at the young age of 16. Originally from Nantes, France, Gregory had no bonds keeping him in France and decided to travel after finishing cooking school. With…

 

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…

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….

Join us for Western Canada Fashion Week‘s Celebrity Showcase this Saturday, Sept 21 as local male celebrities dressed by Derks take the stage.  Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $25.00. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view our 2012 Celebrity Showcase video. 2013 Celebrity Showcase – men’s…

 

As you may know, “the bridal show everyone is talking about” takes place this Sunday, September 22 at Edmonton Expo. As we’re sure brides, bridal parties and ladies alike are getting excited, Derks and Global TV wanted to give tribute to the grooms and groomsmen out…

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 or padding found anywhere in the garment. The garment will shape to your body. So the more…

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…

 

We’re gearing up for fall with new arrivals hitting the floor every week. Be sure to check back each week, as we’ll showcase to you what’s trending for fall 2013. Sean from Derks geared up for the three looks seen below. For the first look, Sean…

THE SAGA CONTINUES…. As the story of our 2014 Autumn collection from Van Gils progresses, the next signature look in the series is the broken suit. A classic style mostly showcased in the 70s, broken suits (unlike your typical matching suit) are mixed into a hybrid…

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…

 

Tik tok, Mode Models and Derks Menswear were takin’ a walk. On a sunny Thursday morning in September, the minds behind Fashion with Compassion and Citytv met at Bernard Callebaut’s COCOCO at 10103 – 124 st to talk fashion…with compassion. For the sixth year straight, Derks…

To introduce this brand to you, we sourced not-your-typical model (and avid cyclist) Will Belyea, DJ by night and media savant by day. With that in mind, Van Gils clothing isn’t designed for just skinny European models; they cater to athletes, tall guys and then some. First…

THEIR STORYOne early morning in 2008, two friends woke up in a hotel room on the other side of the Atlantic. Their baggage had been lost the night before and the only clothing offered was the ones from yesterday. Although this morning did not start…

 

Björn Borg underwear is as long lasting as the memory of the tennis legend Björn Borg’s deeds, as breathtaking as his play and as eye-catching as his records. Björn Borg underwear is recognized for its playful designs, and of course, comfortable fit.   Visit us at Derks…

This morning we had the pleasure of teaming up with Blu’s Womens Wear, Women with Vision, and Alligator Pie to present local fashion on Global Edmonotn’s morning show live from Mercer Tavern in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House. We dressed up three gents from Mode Models in our menswear, as seen…

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…

 

Min Bid is an electric night of art, music and conversation that explores the underbelly of the Edmonton & Canadian Art Scenes. The first show was a near SELL OUT, so be sure not to miss this amazing night. The silent auction runs from 8pm-11pm…

Where to start  It’s a real jungle out there when it comes to choosing a good moisturizer for your face. I suggest you start by experimenting with a couple different creams to determine which one is best for your skin type and provides the kind…

If you were born in the 80s, you remember TGIF on TV, Boy Meets World, Tapanga and Family Matters, and you definitely remember Steve Urkle. 90s-born Sean from Derks seen below doesn’t know Urkle, but our stylist Sterling Derk does, and Sean best-fit the hipster profile….

 

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.   First thing’s first, you’ll need to get your butt down…

With 1400 guests selling out the event each year, Fashion with Compassion returns to Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre on October 17, 2013. While raising funds for Compassion House Foundation, the event makes “a statement about our critical role in the healing journey of women…

 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…

 

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…

You’re going for a cool and casual look, so you roll up your sleeves. One sleeve turns out lopsided and the other looks bunched and wrinkled. You did something wrong, and don’t know how to fix it. Good news! Below you’ll find two ways to…

Most people and celebrities alike stick with black, grey, navy or tan suits, but sometimes bold is better. Tiger of Sweden has always stood by their “a different cut” belief, and this season they’ve also taken “a different colour” approach. Looking clean in green, Sterling…

 

  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…

Designed with our friends in mind. “We are the iPod generation. We love to make a statement, but have nothing to prove. We are the guy or girl at the party who you want to know, and we want to know you too. We dress well,…

From the moment he stepped into his very first pair of Chelsea boots, he has been hooked on the pursuit of a good pair of ones and twos. Ted’s a firm believer in the adage that a bad pair of shoes can ruin the best of suits and – from…

 

Based out of Austraila, Neuw denim started from a passion for collecting and archiving vintage denim pieces (over 2500!) – then tailoring some to actually wear himself . This is called “VINTAGE REVISION,” garments with personality, rebellion and rock.  With that motto in mind, Neuw…

The Edmonton Fringe is winding down, but it’s not over yet. Jean-François Plante-Tan stopped by Derks today to fill us in on his menswear-driven show, “La Cravate Bleue,” taking place at the University of Alberta’s Faculté Saint-Jean auditorium on August 25th at 3 p.m. Check…

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…

 

Article by Alex Migdal via the Edmonton Journal For more on summer suits, visit our online magazine EDMONTON – 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….

We just received our order of highly anticipated Matchless leather jackets from their debut clothing line. Matchless, a London motorcycle company with a rich heritage dating back to 1878, is synonymous with premium quality. Designed with the rider in mind but with a fashion fit, celebrities…

Continuing our hunt to bring you the best of the best for spring 2014, we ventured in “The Tents” at Project Las Vegas. Showcasing some of the key looks and colour pallets mixed with a few fun accessories, brands showed a strong following of patterned materials…

 

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…

Did you watch the movie Seabiscuit and think it would be fun to dress as the upper-class, styling spectators? Whether you go watch horse races or not, don’t miss your chance to dress in derby fashion at the 84th Canadian Derby at Northlands Park on…

The Las Vegas strip is introducing a new, not-to-be-missed event in fall 2013: Life is Beautiful Festival, an entertainment showcase featuring music, food and art.  Taking place October 26 & 27, the music lineup features some of the biggest names in the industry, including the…

 

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…

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…

You’re a young professional with the right clothes to look the part, but wrinkles put a crinkle in your appearance. Without having mom around to iron your dress shirt, you’re left to spearhead the dreaded task yourself. Fear not, brave young man; we’ll show you…

 

Dinner with your in-laws is only 30 minutes away and you’re still not ready. You’re a beastly, burly mess, and suddenly you discover you’re out of shaving cream. Don’t stress, champ, we have your back! Here’s a list of shaving cream alternatives, and yes, peanut…

Loose boxer shorts, tight boxer shorts or briefs – what is the best type of men’s underwear? Some prefer looser underwear often seen worn by low-pant-wearing rappers, while others prefer good-old-fashioned tighty whities. Personal preference plays an important role when determining the best type of underwear…

Don’t throw your suit jacket in the hamper after wearing it. Don’t wash your suit jacket after each wear. These tips may be obvious, but we’ve put together a list of key, not-so-obvious maintenance questions and answers that will help you prolong the life of…

 

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…

As a general rule, you can wear a striped shirt with a striped tie as long as the stripes aren’t identical in size. Also make sure at least one colour in your tie matches your suit, shirt, or your belt and shoes. Avoid wearing a…

You were told to fake it till you make it, and now you’ve made it. You can’t fake a professional appearance, so it’s time to internalize these essential grooming tips and follow them. Shoes. Start off on the right foot. Shoes should be so well…

 

I recently bought a pair of raw denim jeans. I was told by the cashier to never put them in a washer and to instead freezer-wash them. Can you tell me how to freezer-wash my jeans, and does it work? Never put your jeans through…

Everyone likes the look and feel of a cleaner, closer shave, but who likes the neck-acne look and the razor rash feel?  If you want a close shave but want to avoid razor bumps and burns, follow these five rules. Facial hair: the wetter the…

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…

 

An easy-to-make Japanese dish for on the go. Served with brown rice and veggies, this is a great snack for the health-conscious vegetarian. Meat-lovers, try filling with flaked salmon of tuna! Ingredients: ½ cup brown sushi rice 1 cup water 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or sushi…

Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Canola Oil 4 (about 1 lb/500 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 can (284 ml) CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water 2 teaspoons (10 mL) paprika (optional) 2 cups (500 mL) fresh (cut up, cooked)…

What colour suit should I wear to my wedding other than black?Nowadays, people are always looking to stand out in a crowd rather than blend in, and the same thing applies for weddings. Keeping in mind that bridal parties greatly affect the suggested tone of your…

 

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