Anonymous said: Hey Dale, I am a size 34 jacket and need a really soft shoulder, perhaps even no shoulder pads. Do you have any recommendations in yeg? I have done a couple coppley's and am not particularly impressed. I am considering Samuelsohn b/c I have some options on cut of suit and it's fully canvassed as well. Heard they go on sale once in a while as well.

Hey anon,

It’s incredibly refreshing to see some one who knows what they’re taking about in regards to suiting construction around these parts. I’m not personally familiar with Samuelsohn but having eyeballed some of their work via the interwebz, it’s probably a strong choice when your looking at bang for buck options. If you want to take a look into some more obscure brands from Italy check out The Helm on 104 Street and Jasper Ave. While the prices are a little steep, if you’re looking for a full canvas you’re probably aware of that in the first place. The guys there are great and if catch a good sale you can usually grab a full suit for under a G. As far as alternative brands go, check out Lubiam and the sub-brands which fall under it such as L.B.M. Of course you could just head to Simon’s in West Edmonton Mall and ball the fuck out on some Margiela for $3,000….on sale.

Hello followers! I’m competing to be Canada’s sharpest man and it would be much appreciated if you headed to sharpformen.com/sharpestman and found me, Dale MacDonald and gave me your votes! Once a day, every day! Thanks guys! (Taken with Instagram at Art Gallery of Alberta)

Hello followers! I’m competing to be Canada’s sharpest man and it would be much appreciated if you headed to sharpformen.com/sharpestman and found me, Dale MacDonald and gave me your votes! Once a day, every day! Thanks guys! (Taken with Instagram at Art Gallery of Alberta)

Arsenal options. #yeg #fyeahyeg #menswear (Taken with Instagram at Home)

Arsenal options. #yeg #fyeahyeg #menswear (Taken with Instagram at Home)

Casual kit for the new sneeks. #adidas #sneakers #menswear #yeg (Taken with instagram)

Casual kit for the new sneeks. #adidas #sneakers #menswear #yeg (Taken with instagram)

Chris of Jaisel off Whyte straight killing it with a Rag and Bone blazer, Gant Rugger OCBD and super crispy Nudie selvage. Game on lock down. Also, Jaisel happens to be a fantastic location for all types of #jawnz copping for you #menswear types.  (Taken with Instagram at Jaisel)

Chris of Jaisel off Whyte straight killing it with a Rag and Bone blazer, Gant Rugger OCBD and super crispy Nudie selvage. Game on lock down. Also, Jaisel happens to be a fantastic location for all types of #jawnz copping for you #menswear types. (Taken with Instagram at Jaisel)

I’ve tried a bunch of beers from all around the world but this hometown brew is still one of my all time favorites. #alleykat #beer #yeg #apricat #delicious (Taken with instagram)

I’ve tried a bunch of beers from all around the world but this hometown brew is still one of my all time favorites. #alleykat #beer #yeg #apricat #delicious (Taken with instagram)

Heated Discussions

I have chosen not to have this as a text based blog for very specific reasons. One of them being: words start fights. Particularly when it come to weighing the merits of what makes a city awesome or lame or anything else lying in between. The reason I have decided to break my photo streak is to announce my profound joy in the election results that went down last night. No, I am not by any stretch a right wing conservative but I would be lying if I thought that having the WRP win this thing wouldn’t scare the shit out of me. So down to why I am incredibly proud of my city? Because this entire city did not elect a single WRP leading for a riding. This election showed me how much our city cares about moving to a political standing that supports art, education, and basic human rights. 

Nice work Edmonton. So, I guess it’s time to say it, I love you.

Brotherly foot game. Mad props @zakkmacd. #yeg #brogues #style #socks  (Taken with Instagram at University of Alberta - FAB)

Brotherly foot game. Mad props @zakkmacd. #yeg #brogues #style #socks (Taken with Instagram at University of Alberta - FAB)

Spotted this on a telephone pole on Jasper Ave. #hilarious #yeg #downtown (Taken with Instagram at Second Cup)

Spotted this on a telephone pole on Jasper Ave. #hilarious #yeg #downtown (Taken with Instagram at Second Cup)

Spotted this #hershel #backpack in the mall. Couldn’t help noticing the candy stripe lining. #awesome. #yeg #wem #style (Taken with instagram)

Spotted this #hershel #backpack in the mall. Couldn’t help noticing the candy stripe lining. #awesome. #yeg #wem #style (Taken with instagram)