For men whose sense of style transcends cigars and single-malts, the boutonniere represents the new epitome of luxurious masculinity. Worn by today's impeccably dressed man, the boutonniere makes a confident statement of elegance and personal flair.
This beautifully illustrated volume shows how to incorporate this ultimate style accent to the modern man's wardrobe, whether for day or night, casual or formal occasion. Specially commissioned full-color photography demonstrates the matching of colors, fabrics, and styles with a wide range of floral possibilities, from a single daisy or carnation to the orchid or lily of the valley. In addition, the book presents a fascinating history of the boutonniere and the men who have worn them, from such royals as the Duke of Windsor and Prince Charles, to Hollywood icons like Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and Sean Connery.
From sprucing up an everyday suit to sporting the perfect boutonniere on your wedding day, this book offers the definitive word on this symbol of masculine elegance.
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Umberto Angeloni is global chairman of Brioni, one of the leading names in luxury menswear. Brioni has dressed many of the world's most recognized men, from Clark Gable and John Wayne to President Nelson Mandela, Luciano Pavarotti, and that quintessential icon of style, James Bond.
Sir Roy Strong is the former curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. An eminent writer, broadcaster, and columnist for British newspapers, he is the author of the recently published History of the British Isles.
Nick Foulkes is a London-based television broadcaster and journalist who is a regular contributor to The Evening Standard, British GQ, the Financial Times, Harpers and Queen, House and Garden, and Country Life.
Richard Martin is curator of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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