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 heroes 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 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!
This pastel lavendar geranium flower is pale and therefore versatile. It measures just about an inch/ 2.5 cm in diameter making it great for men who prefer a small boutonniere lapel pin that is noticeable but not over the top. The light lavendar tone is darker than white and hence it blends into outfits better. The fine filaments and flower buds create a unique look that upgrades any suit or sport coat. Once you wear it on your lapel you will get more compliments immediately.
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.