Silk flowers have been produced in Saxon Switzerland since 1834. These natural-looking, filigree works of art look very elegant as a boutonnière, i.e. buttonhole flower on the gentleman's lapel. Each boutonnière is one handcrafted unique piece made of hand-dyed silk.
Men's accessory with history
When Statement of intrepidity in the French Revolution, convicts had a flower in their buttonhole. Later, the boutonniere found its way into the dressing rooms of the worldly gentlemen and became a statement of good taste. Each boutonnière is punched, embossed and then built into a flower leaf by leaf. By the way, this is called "blooming": an old, almost extinct craft that has nothing to do with the cheaply glued mass-produced goods that you often see. No plastic parts are used. The highlight, however, is how the boutonnière is attached: a loop-like stalk, which was wrapped with fine silk threads, spreads slightly apart after being inserted into the buttonhole. It looks natural, sits firmly and no needles or staples are used. If clove or Rose: No matter what flowers you wear on your lapel - You make a statement!
Boutonnière - adornment of the Gentleman
The boutonnière in the buttonhole shows a sense of style and masculine self-confidence. This is about elegance and personal charisma.
Boutonnière rules of 1913
Some time ago we came across a small book with useful information from 1913: "The Gentleman - a Gentleman's Breviary" by Franz W. Koebner.
Who we are
If you're wondering who this Herr von Welt is and who is behind it, you can find out more about the idea, the curators and their motives here.