Fine and Dandy

There once was a time when a boutonniere was de rigueur for the well-dressed man.  Reserved these days mostly for weddings, proms and funerals and with roses or carnations being the typical selection, it’s a shame that this charming touch as gone by the wayside. 

I was recently playing around with a plat of pansies and thought about how they would spark up a spring jacket.  And although I have not worn a boutonniere in many a year I’m thinking about giving it a whirl again – perhaps for a garden party.  And why not?   It’s a charming and unexpected touch these days.  I’m also trying to think outside the traditional box and expand my horizons by donning perhaps a dogwood blossom or lily of the valley.  It takes guts to be fine and dandy.

Photos by Joel Woodard

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