How to Wear a Lapel Pin

A lapel pin is a great way to add some flair to your outfit without being too showy. It's also a subtle way of telling the world who you are and what you stand for. Here are five good reasons why you should consider wearing one:

Wear it on your suit lapel

If you're wearing a suit or tuxedo, a lapel pin can be worn on the left lapel. This is usually reserved for formal occasions, but you can wear a more conservative lapel pin everyday if you wear a suit to work.

If you're going all out on formal wear, then medium to large sized pins will make an impact without being too flashy or ostentatious (think of them as "statement pieces"). We recommend something simple like our brass leaf design for these occasions.

A lapel pin is an opportunity to let your personality shine through

Lapel pins are a great way to express yourself. They're also a great way of adding some color to your outfit.

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Don't overdo it with the pizazz

If you're going to wear a lapel pin, don't overdo it. You don't want to overwhelm your outfit with too many pins or pins that are too large, small or flashy. Just one lapel pin is enough.

Lapel pins are not just for suits

You don't have to wear a suit to wear a lapel pin. They can be worn with shirts, ties and even blazers. The key is finding the right pin for the occasion. When wearing a shirt and tie: A small, simple design like the Formel lapel pin works best here.

Your tie can love a pin too

Tie pins are a great way to add some personality to your outfit. You can wear the lapel pin on your tie in place of a tie bar.

Lapel pins will make your jacket more interesting

You can add more texture and color to your jacket by adding a lapel pin. For example, our Jardin lapel flowers provide a nice touch of colour without being overly large or intrusive.

With the right style, a lapel pin can add a dash of class to any ensemble.

A lapel pin can be worn in many different ways. It's all about what style you're going for and the occasion that you'll be attending.

If you want to wear your lapel pin with a suit, consider how formal or casual the event is. If it's an evening event and/or one where people will be wearing tuxedos or other more formal attire, then go for something more ornate such as as the Masque lapel pin.

If the occasion calls for less formality--say, if it's just another day at work--then keep things simple by sticking with something small and subtle like the Brozne Stag lapel pin.

There is a time and place for lapel pins, but it's important not to overdo it. You want your outfit to look polished and professional, not tacky or overdone. Shop the Joel Wade lapel pin collection here.

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