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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that the WWI poppy worn in the UK (and other commonwealth countries) only in Novemeber?
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that the WWI poppy worn in the UK (and other commonwealth countries) only in Novemeber?

You are (almost) correct. Poppies are sold and displayed in November in England with the money raised going to the British legion which is a charity that supports all veterans not just WW1 as there aren't any of those left. This IMO is a million miles away from the ridiculous affectation of the felt flower.
'The Last Tommy' is a very good book about our last WW1 vet.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that the WWI poppy worn in the UK (and other commonwealth countries) only in Novemeber?

Almost certainly to commemorate 'the fallen', but in true Royal style, his is different to the usual, two-leaved, paper variety the rest of us get.
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You are (almost) correct. Poppies are sold and displayed in November in England with the money raised going to the British legion which is a charity that supports all veterans not just WW1 as there aren't any of those left. This IMO is a million miles away from the ridiculous affectation of the felt flower.
'The Last Tommy' is a very good book about our last WW1 vet.

Yeah, but the origin of the symbol is the poem "In Flanders Field," right? (Written by a Canuck.)
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Yeah, but the origin of the symbol is the poem "In Flanders Field," right? (Written by a Canuck.)

Well it was either that or 'Children's Crusade' by Sting!!
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Who is this? You know, for research purposes.
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Who is this? You know, for research purposes.

Eszter Takácsi aka 'Jewel' from House of Lust
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'The Last Tommy' is a very good book about our last WW1 vet.
Wow...this makes me feel really old. I spent a good portion of three youthful summers working on a farm that was tenant farmed by a German-American WWI American vet. H was a complex and funny guy who believed in luck.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that the WWI poppy worn in the UK (and other commonwealth countries) only in Novemeber?

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Yeah, but the origin of the symbol is the poem "In Flanders Field," right? (Written by a Canuck.)

Yes.
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Wow...this makes me feel really old.

I spent a good portion of three youthful summers working on a farm that was tenant farmed by a German-American WWI American vet. H was a complex and funny guy who believed in luck.

I posted pictures before of my Dad who was an RAF pilot in WW2. His mentor at RAF Cranwell was an old boy who had been in the cavalry in WW1 but as horses were useless in the mud most of them were sent off for retraining as pilots. He was a wonderful old fella who lived well into his eighties even though he lied about his age, but like most of these people would regail you for hours about all the daft things they got up to but never told any combat stories. My old man was the same. After he died my Mam gave me his one set of gold chain linked cufflinks and it was only then that I realized that the monogram on them wasn't his and they had most likely belonged to one of his mates who never made it back. I never wear gold but will always keep these along with a few other mementoes as I always say the memory of those old boys should be kept alive even though there aren't even many WW2 vets left now.
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Eszter Takácsi aka 'Jewel' from House of Lust

Holy smoke..

She is beautiful...
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Holy smoke..

She is beautiful...

pls see "brunette girl appreciation thread" for moar!
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I'm in Istanbul today, saw a french guy wearing a jewlery flower in his lapel. had to be 1.5 inches across. didn't like it
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Normally don't wear anything in my lapel button hole, but I kind of like the flower pin this guy is sporting. Is there a name for this? Where can they be found?http://www.thesartorialist.com/photo...ip_2406Web.jpg

Didn't really seem like anyone answered the OP's question. This is the closest I've found to the picture: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54240211/wool-felt-flower-lapel-pin. However, as someone else indicated, Mr. K on SF sells his versions here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/255295/mr-ks-lapel-flower-thread-with-all-styles-and-updates. Finally, they have a version at J and HP: http://jandhp.bigcartel.com/
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