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Dark Red Mini Carnation Silk Boutonniere Buttonhole Flower Fort Belvedere
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Fort Belvedere 4054956007800
$35.00

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- Hand dyed silk petals
- Made in Germany
- Size: small about 1.75" - 4 cm diameter
- Looks like a real dark red Carnation flower

ANY 3 BOUTONNIERES for $90
ANY 6 BOUTONNIERES for $170
ANY 12 BOUTONNIERES for $320

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What you need to know

This dark red carnation has a diameter of 1.75" - 4 cm. We also offer a life size carnation here.

The Boutonniere

A boutonniere or buttonhole flower is the epitome of elegance in menswear or more simply spoken: the icing on the cake. Superbly dressed gentlemen including royals, politicians and movie 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 admired 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 look as if it was just freshly cut!


Dark Red Mini Carnation

Carnations are large, sturdy flowers that often are too large for a boutonniere. Hence, skilled florists assembled petals to a smaller one but as you can imagine, that's a very delicate creation, and so Fort Belvedere decided to offer miniature carnations. A red carnation makes for a great companion to a tuxedo, tailcoat or overcoat and is a bold contrasting statement. It is a classic boutonniere flower and has been worn by Fred Astaire, The Rat Pack and many other elegant gentleman. Hence, it is pretty much a staple and should be an integral part of your boutonniere collection. 


What is so special about the Fort Belvedere  Dark Red Mini Carnation boutonniere?

  1. It is entirely made by hand of custom colored & hand-dyed silk petals
  2. Authentic look - most manmade boutonnieres look fake from 10 yards away and even more so up-close. Fort Belvedere boutonnieres were modeled after existing flowers with great attention to detail in order to recreate a natural, authentic look. We tested them and people always thought they were real.
  3. Made to be worn through the buttonhole - nothing looks more disgraceful than a boutonniere pinned to the lapel with a safety pin. Fortunately, these boutonnieres are designed just like real flowers to be worn through the buttonhole of your lapel.
  4. Size & proportion - often, inexpensive pins on boutonnieres are gigantic and simply overwhelming. Men of taste have always opted for smaller sized boutonnieres that allow you to wear a pocket square as well without looking overloaded.
  5. Threaded Wire Stem - the threaded wire stem provides you with some flexibility just like on a real flower, which allows you to adjust the blossom to your taste.
  6. Enduring investment - unlike real flowers, Fort Belvedere boutonnieres will look the same for years to come if you don't abuse them.
  7. All boutonnieres come in the Fort Belvedere green signature gift box, which also serves as a great storage device.

How to Store These Boutonnieres?

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.


How to Wear this Boutonniere Through the Buttonhole?

Ideally, your jacket should have a stem keeper. We explained here how you can make one and how a boutonniere should be worn.


Questions?

If you have any questions, or need help with choosing a boutonniere for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch with us, we are always happy to help you. 

SKU: 4054956007800


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