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 starts 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 look as if it was just freshly cut!
Marguerites, also know as Argyranthemum are beutiful little flowers that come in a range of colors. This one comes in a rich violet which is a wonderful shade of purple. This Marguerite boutonniere lapel pin is neither too small nor too big and looks stunningly beautiful on any suit or jacket lapel.
It features a great amount of detail including a fuzzy center bud and handmade filaments, which make it look like a genuine, authentic Argyranthemum flower.
Even if you already have other boutonnieres from Fort Belvedere in your collection, this is a special one.
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.