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 they wilt easily & are difficult to find and expensive. 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!
During my last trip to the Caribbean I visited the beautiful Island of St. Lucia and while exploring the flora and fauna I came across this exotic little orange red flower. It looks a bit like a Gerbera Daisy, yet it is slightly different. I thought it was so beautiful that I decided to make a boutonniere out of it. With colors of orange red, yellow and brown, it works well with sport coats, tweed and country outfits but likewise with linen and seersucker suits during the warm summer months. It works particularly well on brown, beige and green backgrounds, as well as ivory or blue or grey, but even red would work. This beautiful bloom will upgrade your wardrobe and you will certainly receive more compliments. Highly recommended for men who wear combinations rather than suits and who want an exotic, one of a kind touch that ladies will notice.
Just keep it 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 boutonniere for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch with us, we are always happy to help you.