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Five Questions with Isaia Made-To-Measure Specialist, Brian Cook

September 6, 2017

 

Our Made-To-Measure service is an ideal choice for the gentleman who wants to create a garment that perfectly compliments his style. You can expect luxurious fabric selections, customizeable pocket placement, lapel shape, buttons, and other variables. Attend our ISAIA Made-To-Measure event September 8th & 9th with Brian Cook, a Made-To-Measure specialist, to ensure your suiting whether it be day-to-day wear or formal attire is personalized to your desires. We recently sat down with Brian Cook and asked him five questions to gain better insight and knowledge about the ISAIA Made-To-Measure experience.

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What to Wear for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2017

 

Here at A.K. Rikk’s we love any reason to find the perfect outfit for the weekend. Labor Day is almost here and is a reminder a break from work is important and so is being ready for “layering” season. To find out what to wear for the holiday weekend and into the fall season we sat down with two of our Personal Shoppers, Hannah Wilson and Alexander Mars, to ask about their Labor Day weekend plans, what they’ll be wearing, and how they will transition items from day-to-night as we leave summer and enter into fall.

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

March 27, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce the Founder and Owner, Rick Gaby. Rick has made a powerful impression on all of our lives over the last thirty years. Personal Shopper Matt Sova said it best, “I’ve been with A.K. RIKK’S for fourteen years and truly enjoy seeing Rick each and every time he comes to the store. I’ve always enjoyed his sense of humor, personality, and the way the store lights up when he is here.” A.K. RIKK’S has always been more than a store, it is a family. For instance with the celebration of Rick’s sixtieth birthday all the clients, friends, and employees came together to give their sentiments in sixty cards. It is with great pleasure that we give you insight into Rick’s perspective as a business owner through this series of questions in our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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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.

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

February 2, 2017

 

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Personal Shopper and DSA, Jordan Hill. He has been a part of our family for almost five years. Jordan’s love for customer service and fashion is shown through his dedication to providing his clients with the right pieces to enhance their style. As he states, “Style showcases your individuality. My mission is to figure out my clients style and where they draw inspiration from. I am then able to show them the right designers to have them always feeling their absolute best.” Get to know what Jordan’s favorite trend of the moment is and what he finds most intriguing about fashion through a series of questions in our ninth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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

January 28, 2017

 

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Personal Shopper, Karina Williams. She has been a part of our family for almost three years. Karina is a wonderful mother and implements the family atmosphere everyday she is working- with her clients and her coworkers. She explains how she keeps her style fresh, “I love street style. Just seeing the way people dress whether here in Grand Rapids or in New York City – their day to day style always intrigues me. I find the most inspiration from people watching.” Get to know who Karina’s style muses are and how she transitions her style season to season through a series of questions in our eighth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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

January 25, 2017

 

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Director of Business Development and Personal Shopper, Ben Tobar. Ben has been a member of the A.K. RIKK’S family for ten years and has an immense appreciation and understanding for the details – he explains, “I enjoy watching those that have come and gone before us. Cary Grant, Miles Davis, Hemingway, Picasso. They were always playful with the details. Style to me is a conversation. Not everyone may understand the dialogue, but fashion allows me to speak non-verbally.” Get to know where Ben believes the “eye” for future seasons come from through a series of questions in our seventh Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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