proper flower

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by phoenixrecon, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    so Im going to the symphony and I would like to wear a flower. whats a good choice and im sure the answer is no/yes but if i wore a flower is it no pocket square.
     
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    Anden Senior member

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    I wear a small pink rose alot. Sometimes with a square. No definitive rule IMO.


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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    No, there is nothing wrong with wearing both.
     
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    i thought so. any more recommendations for which flowers work best?
     
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    The 'classic' lapel flower is a small carnation. As a matter of fact there is a specific variety but I can't remember what it is.

    Other than that a small tight rose bud is nice.

    Can a man wear a small cymbidium orchid? Or is that too much like a corsage? I actually don't know.

    Something local from the seasonal garden can be a great choice, but that would require some more knowledge of where you are and what's currently in season. This is beyond my knowledge in general - but here in the south that would be a small white camelia.

    Just be sure to keep it smallish and simply.
     
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    I agree with local, seasonal, small, and simple.

    You might search the WAYRN thread for pics of olddog/newtrix . He wears a lapel flower quite frequently.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Red mini-carnation is the classic flower as it will look good all day without water. White carnations for evening.
     

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