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, blazers & morning coats 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 lavender hydrangea is a large flower, and due to its size it is not really suited as a boutonniere. However, the beautiful pale lavender color of this flower is predestined for pinstripes suits in navy or grey. Hence florists have created a boutonniere just from the petals of the Hydrangea. Fort Belvedere recreated this buttonhole flower so you can look dapper in your striped or solid business suit and light blue shirt.
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.