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The lapel buttonhole - purpose, history and usage
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The lapel buttonhole - purpose, history and usage

Ever wonder why your jacket has a buttonhole on the left lapel? Ever stranger, there’s no matching button to be found on the right lapel. The most popular explanation is it’s a flower holder inspired by England’s Prince Albert, who after he was presented with a small bouquet from Queen Victoria on their wedding day, made the gentlemanly gesture of cutting a hole in his lapel to hold the flowers.

The gentleman's style: Accessories
The dandy style

The gentleman's style: Accessories

The style is not limited to clothing. There are various small additions, which complete the image, make it finer and insert special personality through one's choice.

The exquisite gentleman - a man obsessed with personal elegance
The dandy style

The exquisite gentleman - a man obsessed with personal elegance

Sartorial elegance isn't just a hobby for this breed of very-well-put-together men - it's their life's calling. Serena Altschul explores the world of the dandy, which Nathaniel "Natty" Adams (author of "I Am Dandy") and photographer Rose Callahan define as a man "obsessed with personal elegance."

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