A flower on the lapel 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 start 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!
Cherry blossoms can be found in many countries in the world and in some, they even have special meanings. In Japan, they symbolize clouds and are often used in anime, manga or folk song performances, and even the first day of school coincides with the cherry blossom.
Because of its popularity, we thought it was a good idea to create a boutonniere with a pair of cherry blossoms in white for your lapel. It's neither too big nor too small and will never wilt.
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.