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 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 they wilt easily, are difficult to find, and expensive. 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!
During my last cruise in the Caribbean I visited the beautiful Island of St. Lucia and while exploring the flora and fauna I came across this exotic flower, I am unfamiliar with its name but I was awe-inspired by its beauty and decided to add it to our boutonniere collection. It's noticeable and it works well with sport coats, tweed and country suits but also linen and seersucker suits. Even business suits will benefit from this wonderful color. Because of its natural shape it won't dangle on your lapel. It works particularly well on brown and green backgrounds, as well as ivory or blue, but even red would work. This beautiful bloom will elevate every single odd jacket of yours in just seconds. Highly recommended for men who wear combinations rather than suits and who want an exotic, one of a kind touch that ladies will notice.
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.