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Made in NYC Celebrates Pride: Fleur’d Pins

Made in NYC Celebrates Pride: Fleur’d Pins

Wednesday, June 26 2019 7:41 pm

Fleur’d Pins is a line of luxury lapel flowers that are all handcrafted in New York City and available in materials from leathers to exotic skins — from conservative tones to exotic skins and bright, bold neon colors. The boutonnieres add the perfect amount of personality for no-tie to black-tie ensembles!

Fleur’d Pins was founded in 2014 by Long Island native and NYC-based photographer Andrew Werner. Regularly shooting weddings, galas, and many black-tie events, Werner was frustrated by the repetition and lack of creativity that plagues most menswear. “I would photograph red carpets and black tie galas, and every man’s outfit was always the same – some variation of a black tuxedo, white shirt, black bowtie,” he explained.

In an effort to remedy the age-old conundrum of how men can stand out in ‘a sea of tuxedos’, Werner created and handcrafted the iconic Fleurs he’d wear for his own pleasure, and the industry quickly took notice. A passion project set to satisfy the need for more interesting subjects in his photography soon became a ‘tireless symbol of the well-dressed’ for the fashion elite and high-profile influencers. Notable people who have worn the brand include Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Lance Bass, and even former President Bill Clinton. 

As a proud supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, Fleur’d Pins has released the Pride Satin Dahlia, a #PrideMonth special item originally introduced in 2016 and back by popular demand. Available also in leather, the Pride Dahlia was designed to celebrate and bring awareness to LGBTQ+ issues, this year a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Stonewall Community Foundation, which funds over 100 nonprofits a year in over 30 issue areas of the LGBTQ+ community. The Foundation’s great work include a scholarship program and supporting LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers. 

“The Pride Satin Dahlia was designed to be an extension of inner pride, creating unity among both the LGBTQ+ community and allies”, says Werner. “Those who wear it show support of LGBTQ+ rights, freedoms and of course, the pursuit of happiness.” 

Fleur’d Pins will be hosting a trunk show at Barney’s Downtown in Chelsea, June 28th and 29th from 3-6 pm, stop by and see the unique pins in person. Andrew will be there to answer any questions and help you wear your pride in style.