I enjoy the relationships with my clients. Some I have known since I had started in the menswear industry almost forty years ago. Here are just a few of my clients offering supporting comments.

Tom Harris - "Derek has been my clothier for a very long time.

I have to admit that at first I was sceptical about having clothes made to order, from both a price and quality standpoint.

There was no need for my concern.The first blazer and slacks I ordered turned a out great and, while not inexpensive, I don't believe they cost any more than fine clothing off the rack from a quality clothier in Victoria or Vancouver would have.

Two years later and those clothes still look like new even though they get worn a lot. I have reordered from Derek twice since then and will continue to do so. I have always enjoyed good quality clothing and haven't objected to paying for it.

For many years I enjoyed Derek's service in his retail store. Now he is coming to me with a great fabric selection, all of my measurements in his system, and the same high level of professional service that I have always received from him. I encourage you to give Derek a try if you are in the market for clothing. I know you won' t be disappointed.

Tom Harris,
Chairman: Harris Auto Group/Tom Harris Cellular"

Doug Johnston – “Derek has been my personal clothier for over 27 years; both at “Rickwood’s” when he had his store on Commercial street and with his new mobile service………Derek does far, far more than just “sell clothes”………he truly is my personal clothier.    He comes to my residence, on at least, a bi-annual basis to inspect my clothes to make sure that my wardrobe is in good shape and is still “fitting me” properly.  His objective is to maintain the overall wardrobe rather than simply “sell me something”.  As a guy that hates shopping for clothes for myself, I can not imagine using anyone else for my clothing needs than Derek Rickwood.  In addition, Derek is an outstanding painter and I have commissioned two paintings from Derek over the years.

Douglas A. Johnston, CPA, CGA
Retired, Johnston - Johnston & Associates Ltd.

Len Thomson – “I have enjoyed being Derek’s client for many years. He has always put my interests first and helped me have a wardrobe that always fits my lifestyle. I trust his advice and his service is beyond expectation.  I would without a doubt recommend his service!”

Len Thomson
President of Paradise Island Foods Inc.

Mike Harris – “Derek has been my clothier for over twenty years. In all our dealings, I have received exemplary service from Derek. He has always had a deep seeded desire to ensure that I am 100% completely satisfied.  As his customer, he earned my trust and respect, and our business relationship evolved into a friendship, as the very best business dealings tend to do sometimes.”

Mike Harris.
President. Harris Auto Group.

Robert Bank – “I have used Derek’s service in the past when he had his store downtown Nanaimo. It was a pleasure dealing with him then. I have not used him for a while until I made a career change. My business wardrobe unfortunately needed a major over haul. I approached Derek and asked for his help.

He suggested a closet review. He told me that this special service needed only to be done once. I obliged him.

At the outset of the review he said he wanted to make the best of what I had. He consulted me with what worth keeping and what needed some adjustments. After the review, he offered worthwhile recommendations. I told him my budget and he stayed within it. I must say I was excited with what he provided me. My business wardrobe looks great. I enjoy the compliments.

I must say that his expert advice and honest approach not the mention the convenience of him coming to me was very much appreciated. I ended with wardrobe that I know works and enjoyable to wear. It’s neat to have my own personal clothier. I highly recommend Derek’s service!”

Robert Bank
Realtor, RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Andreas Hinkkala - "I've worked with Derek for approximately two years, and I've greatly appreciated his personalized service. Like many business owners, we are often too busy to address our own wardrobe, and having him come to our office and efficiently find us the best clothing through his years of experience allows us to simply focus on our business, as we are comfortable knowing that our clothing decisions are in great hands with Derek."

Andreas Hinkkala
Founder and President of Hinkkala & Associates

Steve Wellburn - “Derek provides exceptional service and is very helpful in building a professional clothing inventory.”

Steve Wellburn,
CPA, CA Partner, MNP

Al Dreger - “I have been dealing with Derek Rickwood for over 20 years in regard to my clothing needs, both business and casual. I have never worked with an individual that is more professional, caring and exact in terms of my needs for all my clothing. I heartily endorse Derek and believe you will have the same opinion of Derek once you start working with him.”

Al Dreger
Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Dr. Paul Geneau – “I have known Derek Rickwood for many years, and I have been happy to rely on him for honest and forthright wardrobe advice.  The clothing that I have purchased from him has been excellent quality, and durable in style and wear.  I highly recommend his unique brand of personal service.”

Dr. Paul Geneau
Optometrist, Eye Care Nanaimo