Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Boutonniere or The Buttonhole

The boutonniere at about the late nineteenth century was what marked a man as a good dresser. Now it is rarely seen even for weddings, funerals or any other occasion that calls for a dinner jacket. The colours for the boutonniere are commonly white for full dress events (now very rare) and red with your dinner jacket. You can also try wearing a boutonniere of the national flower of your country(an example would be if you live in England you can wear a rose). The movie The Godfather had many scenes showing the boutonniere, the above pictures of Marlon Brando are from the same movie at his daughters wedding. The red boutonniere is worn with a dinner jacket. 

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