A flower should mean more
As the story goes, when Prince Albert and Queen Victoria first married, she presented him with flowers as a token of her love. Prince Albert, reciprocating his love back, cut a hole in the lapel of his coat and inserted a single flower. The boutonnière was born. Today’s adaption of the original boutonnière manifests itself as what we know as a lapel flower. Typically made from a twill or wool fabric, this modern accessory mimics the visual aesthetic of the boutonnière, similarly being placed in the lapel’s button hole.
The resurgence of men dressing their best has allowed the lapel flower to occupy a space as a more acceptable everyday accessory….
This is only a snippet of a Men’s Fashion Article written by Steven Elliott
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