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 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 looks as if it was just freshly cut!
Edelweiss is a well-known mountain flower and belongs to the Sunflower family. Famous for its velvet like petals and fuzzy interior it is usually only found in rocky limestone place between 5,000 - 10,000 feet of elevation. Fort Belvedere created a beautiful Edelweiss boutonniere that looks particularly genuine. You will not find this boutonniere in any of the best dressed cities in the world, so if you would like to standout in a unique, subtle yet sophisticated way, the Edelweiss is the perfect flower for that. Due to its mountaineer heritage, it goes well with all kinds of sport coats and tweed but it also looks outstanding with all shades of grey or black.
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.