There was no thinking. It was originally made with no lapel hole at all and I said "Hey, I like to wear a flower, this needs holes." And it came back with one, angled down. At first I was but then I figured, since I always wear a flower with black tie and no one would see it, I would just roll with it. No way to add another though, because two angled down would look even worse than one. Fair enough. But now you've given me a dilemma: I was pretty set on two horizontal ones, but your solution doesn't look half bad. Hmm.. oh well, no rush to order it.