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GQ Declares – The Spring Jacket

March 3, 2017

 

GQ declares the unstructured Sportcoat as the must own piece for Spring… and WE AGREE! Every modern gentlemen should have at least one lightweight jacket hanging in his closet for easy transitions from work life to weekend festivities. With a wide variety of fabrics to traditional and modern patterns there is a jacket for every gents style. Personal Shopper Alexander hand selected his favorite Sportcoats for your wardrobe this season.

GQ Spring Jacket

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Jim

February 27, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our President, Jim Murray. He has been a part of our family for eleven years. Jim has traveled all over the world collecting A.K. Field Notes and understands the importance of appreciating where you live. He explains, “Many people ask me why we do not have a store in New York City, Tokyo, Atlanta, or Chicago and the answer is – we’re proud to be in Grand Rapids. Not to say we won’t have other stores at some point but every store we will ever open will be a part of the community that it lives in. That is what makes the store special.” Get to know what holds the most influence on Jim’s perspective through a series of questions in our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Capri’s Bourbon Limoncello Made Easy

February 24, 2017

This weekend, taste the flavors of Capri with Bourbon Limoncellos, in celebration of Isaia’s Spring and Summer collection. Mix them at home, or stop by our store February 24th and 25th and have one on us. Furthermore, find the exclusive fabrics of Isaia on Men’s Two with Brian Cook this weekend. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Ingredients:

2 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz limoncello
4 oz lemonade
splash of lemon bitters
Fresh mint
Fresh Lemon

Method:

Combine bourbon, limoncello, and lemonade. Stir in lemon bitters. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh mint and a lemon twist.


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A.K. Field Notes – The Sovengard

February 20, 2017

 

A.K. Field Notes has had the pleasure of dining at many phenomenal restaurants all over the world and today we invite you to expand your palate at The Sovengard with the taste of Scandinavian cuisine sourced with local ingredients. Located in the Historic West Side neighborhood, you will experience seasonally crafted shared plates and libations perfect for a business dinner or an evening with friends. We have included suggestion of outfits that would be ideal to wear when dining at The Sovengard along with the recipe for the featured cocktail – The Aquitaine Quest. Enjoy!

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Brittany

February 17, 2017

 

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Director of Marketing, Brittany Milnes. She is the newest member to join our family. Brittany finds digital marketing fascinating, as she explains, “The digital landscape is always changing and I want to be on the forefront of what is the most impactful way to market to consumers.” Get to know why Brittany loves the connection between customers and brands through a series of questions in our fourteenth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Amy

February 15, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Assistant to the President, Men’s Merchandise Coordinator, and Finance Manager,  Amy Carpentier. She has been a part of our family for almost ten years.  Amy finds inspiration from many outlets, including her peers.  She explains, “I have the luxury of working with an eclectic group of individuals here at A.K. RIKK’S with each of them having varying interests and passions which inspires me to grow. I know I can go to any of my co-workers and get insight, whether that be about music, art, or fashion.” Get to know why Amy is looking forward to Men’s Fall Fashion through a series of questions in our thirteenth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Courtney

February 9, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Women’s Merchandise Coordinator, Courtney Lee. She has been a part of our family for almost three years. A lover of fashion for as long as she can remember, Courtney recalls, “There was this one specific moment when everything changed for me. I was shopping with a friend about six years ago standing in the check out line with a fashion book in my hand and my friend turned to me and said ‘You obviously love fashion don’t you? You need to work in that industry.’ For some reason those words made a huge impact on me and redirected my career focus.” Get to know why Courtney is a full fledged #ChloeGirl through a series of questions in our twelfth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Blair

February 8, 2017

 

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Director of Women’s and Personal Shopper, Blair Dame. He has been a part of our family for eight years. Blair Dame has always had a love for fashion, as he explains, “I wake up every morning looking at fashion – it makes me breathe. I am very visual and this is what channels my life!” Hear Blair’s style advice and first designer piece he purchased through a series of questions in our eleventh Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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A.K. Field Notes – Terra GR

February 6, 2017

 

What is A.K. Field Notes? Who is A.K. Field Notes? Well, today we would like to introduce you to another aspect of the A.K. RIKK’S world. A.K. Field Notes is a collection of firsthand photographs and stories from our staff that hold influence on our perspective and style whether it’s traveling, restaurants, museums, designers, or culture. As a part of our concierge service at A.K. RIKK’S we offer recommendations to our clients for destinations they should experience. A.K. RIKK’S has had the pleasure of dining at many phenomenal restaurants all over the world and today we are featuring a local Grand Rapids restaurant, Terra GR. At Terra GR you will find the freshest ingredients and expertly handcrafted food and cocktails. This dining destination is a perfect spot for brunch with friends or date night with a loved one. We have included suggestions of outfits that would be ideal to wear when dining at Terra GR and the recipe for their Winter Kale Salad. Bon appetite!

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – David

February 4, 2017

 

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Data Analyst, David Wiers. He has been a part of our family for two years. David is an important member of Heart of House as he is always on the pursuit to gain and share knowledge with our team, which is a direct reflection of our Core Values at A.K. RIKK’S. He has always known in one way or another he would be in the fashion industry – as he explains, “What I do as a data analyst is to collect, process, and perform statistical analyses, which are very black and white but I work in a world such as fashion that is based on emotions, feelings, and perspectives. I find there is an interesting balance because there is a science behind business but there is not a science behind style.” Get to know who David’s style muses are and his perspective on fashion through a series of questions in our tenth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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