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 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!
This Yellow Buttercup boutonniere is small and with a diameter of about 1" it works perfectly with a blue business suit, shirt & tie but also with grey, brown and green or lighter colors. Because of its size it is just a little accent but the yellow color makes it very versatile. It is part of the Ranunculus flower family and its name Buttercup has been derived from a false belief that these little flowers lend butter its characteristic yellow color. This yellow Buttercup boutonniere can either be worn with sport coats or business suits especially if they are blue or grey, but even on a dark brown suit, or tweed sport coat the Buttercup looks very handsome.
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.