Thank you FillW for an interesting link about button hole flowers and boutonnieres. But my primary question remains. How can I fasten a carnation as Fred Astaire did, pointing forward. Anyone that knows - or is it a forgotten knowledge?
I was going to try wearing a Blue Cornflower because we had them all over the place this summer but I never got around to getting my tailor to put the loop on my sport coats.
I should try that next to see the reaction I get. Haven't dressed up in over two months (bills etc.). I might see if the local florists have carnations this time of the year.