A pin to replace boutonniere loops? Does it exist?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Veremund, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    I have lots of suits and SC's, and was wondering if, instead of sewing boutonniere loops on all of them, there already exists a type of metal pin which could do the job. I hope I explain myself well, but I'm envisioning a kind of Greek letter Omega shaped pin, where squeezing the ends together slightly and letting them expand into the back of the lapel would secure it in place and the points would be out of sight by being "trapped" between / within the material of the lapel itself. Then there would be a little metal loop left hanging on the back of the lapel which could hold a small flower stem. Did I explain that at all well? Does such a thing exist?
     


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    RogerC Senior member

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    Possibly a regular safety pin would do the job?
     


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    Work well.
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    Wow, yeah, I must be pretty thick. The whole time I was thinking that wouldn't work because I couldn't bend the pin enough and still thread it through. But, yeah, obviously a safety pin has two little bars and the flower stem could be passed through them.

    Uh, yeah, I feel dumb now. :D
     


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    FillW Senior member

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    Have actually you tried this?


    I might try it this weekend but don't wanna mess up a good sport coat.

    I don't think I've seen anyone wear a flower in recent memory- maybe not at all...[​IMG]
     
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    Veremund Senior member

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    So yeah, I just tried it with a simple safety pin. Works like a charm. Slide the pin between the fabric an inch or two below the boutoniere hole so that it isn't visible from the front. :fonz:
     


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