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Orange Red Poppy Boutonniere by Fort Belvedere
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Fort Belvedere 4054956008050
$35.00

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- Hand dyed silk petals with 2" - 5 cm diameter
- Made in Germany
- Size: medium about 2" - 5 cm diameter
- Looks like a real orange red Poppy

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

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What you need to know

What is so special about the Fort Belvedere  Poppy 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 poppy flowers were modeled after authentic poppies from Flanders field 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. We also offer a slightly larger, flatter red poppy here and and an orange version that is flatter and smaller here.
  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 the your taste.
  6. Enduring investment - unlike real flowers, Fort Belvedere poppies will look the same for years to come if you don't abuse them, and so you can wear them every year for remembrance day, over and over again.
  7. All boutonnieres come in the Fort Belvedere green signature gift box, which also serves as a great storage device when travelling.
  8. 3 Colors - Poppies change in color and hence we offer a red, orange-red and orange poppy. Get all free for just $90 with free shipping, so you can alternate your outfits.

The History behind the Flanders Poppies

The Red Field Poppy has become the symbol of remembrance around the world and to this day, people wear Field Poppies on their lapels, especially in England on Remembrance Day, November 11 and the week before and after. In the U.S. Poppies are worn on Veteran's Day, November 11 and Memorial Day, May 25.

Unfortunately, most people wear cheap plastic flowers that have no aesthetic value but are simply worn as a symbol for remembrance. Hence, Fort Belvedere has created high quality Remembrance Poppies that look like the real Poppies from Flanders Field.

But how did the poppy become the symbol of remembrance and people suffering from the aftermaths of wars?

Flanders in Belgium was a battlefield during WWI and when the Canadian soldier John McCrae wrote a poem following the death of a friend in May 1915, the orange red flanders poppies inspired him to these lines:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place: and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing gly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

However, it took until November 9th, 1918 just two days before Armistice was declared when the American Moina Michael. That day, she read this "In Flanders Field Poppy" poem in a magazine and felt so deeply touched that she made a pledge to always wear a red poppy of Flanders Fields as a sign of remembrance. Since she was on duty at the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries' headquarters in New York, she used some poppies for decoration.

How to Store Poppies?

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 Poppy 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: 4054956008050

 

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