A boutonniere is the epitome of elegance in menswear or more simply spoken: the icing on the cake. Superbly dressed gentlemen including royals, politicians and silver screen stars such as the Duke of Windsor Prince Charles, JFK, Douglas Fairbanks or Fred Astaire wore them with grace and even decades after their death they are still admires for their elegance & taste in dress.
Although particularly popular at weddings, the lapel buttonhole flower is perfectly suitable for daywear in summer & winter with suits, sport coats & morning dress as well as in the evening with velvet jacket, tuxedo & tailcoat.
Fresh boutonnieres are beautiful but wilt easily and are difficult to find. In order to change that, Fort Belvedere developed a number of boutonnieres that are finely crafted by hand to look as authentic as the original. Moreover, it will never wilt and always looks as if it was just freshly cut!
The Lotus flower, also known as Indian lotus, Nelumbo nucifera sacred lotus or bean of India can range in size and color considerably. In order to be able to wear it on your lapel, we downsized it so it looks proportional and not overwhelming. The Lotus flower symbolizes the rising from a dark place into beauty and rebirth. That makes perfect sense, as this is exactly how a lotus flower grows: out of muddy and murky waters which results into a beautiful blossom. Therefore, Fort Belvedere created a
Unlike the typical white and pink version you can often see in nature, we decided to go with the rare dark Magenta Lotus flower which we encountered on a trip to Asia. Skilled florists assemble the petals so they get the rounded shape that is so typical for a Lotus.
A Lotus makes for a great companion to an overcoat, suit or sport coat and because of it's dark color with yellow center it is very versatile and will pair well with almost anything in your wardrobe.
Just keep them in the Fort Belvedere gift box when you are finished wearing it and it will be fine. Also make sure not to bend the wire incessantly to prevent it from breaking apart.
Ideally, your jacket should have a stem keeper. We explained here how you can make one and how a boutonniere should be worn.
If you have any questions or need help with choosing a scarf for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch with us, we are always happy to help you.