Our name, Mr. Derk, embodies a story of over seventy-five years of passion for the textile and apparel industry.
Our company was originally formed in 1939 by the hands of Stephen Derk — a trained craftsman in the art of tailoring, and patriarch of the Derks family. Stephen was forced to make garments for German officers during WWII, but upon fleeing their grasp, he found refuge in Italy. Stephen eventually worked his way to Edmonton Alberta, Canada to start a new life, and continued to work in his trade for over 30 years.
We named our menswear division “Mr. Derk” to both honour our roots and offer a gesture of thanks to our patriarch. His love for fine tailored goods, hard work, and elegance are virtues we embody to this day.