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 film 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!
Although roses are among the most popular flowers, most are not suited for boutonnieres because they are too big and their stem is too thick and inflexible. On the other hand, smaller spray roses suit a lapel much better and the stem allows for bending. If you want to add a dash of color to your black tie outfit, add a red spring rose to your outfit if you don't like the size of a carnation. While not as bold as a red carnation, it still stands out in an elegant way from your white shirt front. Apart from that, the red rose works great with tweed and sport coats due to its warm color. Always fresh and ready whenever you need them, this silk boutonniere provide your outfit with the finishing touch you were looking for.
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 boutonniere for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch with us, we are always happy to help you.