In 1997 my family lived on an acreage outside of Edmonton. Every day my 3-year-old son and I would make the 3-hour daily round trip to his daycare and my job in the city. Often during these trips, when not otherwise entertaining each other, we would listen to the radio.
Also, in 1997, Derks had an ad on the radio, which touted the slogan, “Derks Formals – Makes you the man you want to be!” One day, while on our way home, the ad came on the radio. My 3-year-old, obviously listening to the ad, became very excited. “Do you hear that, Mommy? They make you the man you want to be!” He thought hard for a moment, then announced, “I want be BATMAN!”
Anyway, 15 years later, we no longer live on the acreage and reside in a small town in central Alberta. My son, now 18, is graduating from High School. The other day he came home with some formalwear catalogs from the local menswear shop. He chose the suit that he really liked and when I flipped to the front cover to see which company the suit was from, I had to laugh when I saw it was from Derks.
My son, while accomplishing many amazing things in his young life (Author, World Taekwondo silver medalist, Honour Student), no longer wants to be “Batman” and has decided that perhaps “High School English Teacher” is more to his liking. Regardless, he will look very handsome at his Grad ceremony in his Derks Formals suit.
There is really no point to this email other than seeing him choose his outfit and realizing it came from Derks brought back a memory and a smile and I just wanted to share the story.
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