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    Lapel Flowers

    Hey guys

    Do any of you wear lapel flowers on your jacket lapel? I receive TONS of compliments on them.

    While I admit the lapel accessory is more on the fringe of fashion then, say a pocket square or tie bar, it does a whole lot more than any of those (when worn the right way).

    I own a few lapels from the knottery and hook and albert... But I just bought a few lapel Circles online from Vivarati and --- WOW. I had never seen a lapel circle before, but I have been wearing them now for a few days now and they look really great (and so many people tell me!), that I have to recommend them. They are priced at $12 each (which is more than the knottery but way less than hook and albert).

    Does anyone have any tips with regards to matching colors of lapel flowers/ circles to their shirts?

    #2
    Those Vivarati circles look fun. I have a few lapel pins from Vanda that I'll wear occasionally.
    http://vandafineclothing.com/store/l...apel-pins.html (Vanda's ties and pocket squares are awesome too!)
    I also have a few felt flowers that were made by "Mr. K" on StyleForum. Send him a PM over there if you're interested.

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      #3
      http://artofmanliness.com/2010/07/09...re-buttonhole/

      This is probably one of the better sources I've come across about boutonnieres. I've always liked the looks of a good boutonniere but if you don't have the lapel hole on your jackets opened and reinforced (as shown in the Art of Manliness article) it's a little hard to do it regularly and not spend a great deal of time pinning them to your jacket.

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        #4
        I think they look really awesome and are a fun detail. I always, always get compliments on mine, in particular, from women. It's a great ice breaker, getting a compliment from a woman...
        "Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." – Marcus Aurelius

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          #5
          Another thing I saw recently on someone's jacket in the WIWT thread....two silk knots (usually used to keep french cuffs together) pushed through the hole. It was a very cool looking small pop of color...Kudos to the gent who did this. Unfortunately I can't recall who it was....
          "Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." – Marcus Aurelius

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            #6
            I wish vanadas shipping wasn't same price as the flowers, very pretty! If they get more in stock I may order a few and stop whining

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              #7
              Lapel Circles

              Originally posted by Sigtweed Corduroy View Post
              I think they look really awesome and are a fun detail. I always, always get compliments on mine, in particular, from women. It's a great ice breaker, getting a compliment from a woman...
              Exactly!

              You should know, that these lapel circles look so good. The lapel flower could come across as gimmicky at times, but the circle looks so unique!
              Everyone always asking where I got it from....

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                #8
                Great link! Nice read...

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                  #9
                  I wear Knottery felted flowers and pins quite often. Girls, as has been mentioned, love the flowers - was glad I had a pink one to wear to a breast cancer fund rasier a couple weeks ago. I also wear a lot of lapel pins. I have a couple that are distinct objects like a Shag skull, an anchor, some tiny coat of arms, etc... but I also really like country roundels. England's roundel, and to an extent Italy's, are quite common and add a pop of color but you can also search on eBay and get them for a variety of countries in different schemes.

                  I haven't done this yet, but if you search for flowers on Etsy you can get a lot of interesting stuff for cheap. For example, searching felt flowers I found ones very similar to what the Knottery offers, less than $20 for 30 shipped: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81717680...earch_type=all

                  You would, of course, have to sew the button onto the back or whatever other method you may devise to keep it on. I spent A LOT of flowers from the knottery, wish I'd at least experimented with that first.

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                    #10
                    Every now and then I wear this one. And usually always get a compliment. Got from eBay for about $15.

                    "One man's style must not be the rule of another's." - Jane Austen
                    #StayDapper

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