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The Boutonniere: Style in One's Lapel Hardcover – February 5, 2000
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About the Author
Sir Roy Strong is the former curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. An eminent writer, broadcaster, and columnist for British newspapers, he is the author of the recently published History of the British Isles.
Nick Foulkes is a London-based television broadcaster and journalist who is a regular contributor to The Evening Standard, British GQ, the Financial Times, Harpers and Queen, House and Garden, and Country Life.
Richard Martin is curator of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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This handy little guide is all most men should need to navigate the largely unknown waters of boutonniere-wearing. Much of the book, necessarily, traces flower-wearing through history, with a focus on the British royal family and various dandies of times past. A few profiles of modern men who keep the tradition alive are also included, as well as helpful suggestions about various types of flowers to wear, what to wear with what kind of jacket, and even alternatives to the jacket lapel like vests and overcoats.
Take a stand for personal style and start wearing a flower from time to time. If you're unsure about how or whether, let this book help you get started. Once you do, you may never look back.
The book starts with a historic narration of flowers in men's clothing, moves on, to more recent well-dressed men that wear them, and then to examples of elegant more modern combinations that include the use of boutonnieres.
This is not a "picture book" only, it includes essays on the topics that are well written and inspire the reader to become an impeccable dresser, and this is what Brioni is all about.