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Lapel pins are a superb way to show your affiliation with anything close and dear to your heart. Whether it's a company, a country or a sports team, it's perfectly acceptable to wear multiple lapel pins. If done right, lapel pins can take your fashion game to the next level.
Adding a lapel pin to any suit is a fun way of enhancing personality and interest to your attire. It can be a cost-effective way to showcase your style but also a great way to display to others, things or causes that are so dear to your heart. Sometimes referred to as suit pins, lapel pins are not designed to distract others. Instead, they're meant to add a subtle air of class and elegance to what should already be a stylish and well-fitting suit. But how many lapel pins can you wear? Well, let's find out.
It's faultlessly acceptable to wear more than one lapel pin if one is decorative and another is either symbolic or promotional. In other words, there's nothing wrong with wearing a decorative lapel pin, a patriotic lapel pin, and a promotional lapel pin all in one suit. It's also acceptable to wear many lapel pins if they show your position or progression in an organization. For instance, you can wear multiple lapel pins to show your achievements or advancement in a military organization.
Here are a few guidelines on how to wear multiple pins. But before going into that, let's highlight some important details.
A lapel pin is essentially a small pin worn on a lapel jacket. Although lapel pins are principally decorative or ornamental, they can be used to show the wearer's close affiliation with an organization, a country, a sports team, a club or even a cause. Lapel pins are also a superb way of showing the wearer's class or achievement in various areas such as membership in an organization, military service, employee recognition awards, professional association, and patriotism.Lapel pins come in various forms and sizes and can be attached to the suit in several ways. The backend of the lapel pin is the part that is attached to the jacket and is as important as the front. In addition to ensuring that the lapel pin is perfectly held in place, the backend can be a great way to customize the lapel pin to make it even more outstanding.
There are strict rules that specify how to wear multiple lapel pins and how they should be placed. As such, let's walk you through how you can do it perfectly.
Most lapel pins have a metallic face, a short point, and a detachable backend. The best way to attach a lapel pin on your jacket is to remove the backend, push the pin into your lapel (jacket) until the short point appears on the other side and then reattach the backend.Keep in mind that the lapel pins must sit upright on your lapel. In other words, they should never be upside down or appear at awkward angles. This is generally because having your lapel pins in an upside-down position, especially if they're symbolic, may be offensive or show negative sentiments particularly to those who hold these organizations dear.You should, therefore, tightly clasp the lapel pins on the back so that they do not rotate when you're in motion. Again, it would be very inappropriate to wear a symbolic lapel with the main intention of being disrespectful to others. Unless the lapel pin is for decorative purposes, the main reason for wearing symbolic lapel pins is to show how the organization or cause represented on the lapel pin is so dear to your heart. As such, do not wear it if means nothing to you. For instance, it would be a faux pas to wear a military lapel pin if you've never been in the army or if you're not closely related to the owner.
It's essential to note that the proper placement of your lapel pins can depend on your clothing, what the pins represent, and your gender. Just like you would wear a single lapel pin, multiple lapel pins should be worn on the left. The main reason why lapel pins are worn on the left is because we generally use our right hands for handshakes and other things, so having your lapel pins on the right would only mean that they're covered when you're using your right hand. Again, wearing the lapel pins on the right will make them look wrongly positioned and this may derail your elegance.We must, however, note that there are instances where wearing your lapel pins on the right may not be a serious faux pas. For instance, you can wear your lapel pins on the right if you're left-handed and generally use your left hand to greet people. Again, you can also wear your lapel pins on the right if you are observing strict codes that instruct you to wear the lapel pins on the right as they do is certain military organizations.
We, however, have to stress that it's always appropriate to wear your lapel pins on a jacket rather than anywhere else.
The most important thing when wearing multiple lapel pins is to ensure that they're displayed in a manner that makes you most comfortable. You should also make sure that the lapel pins are arranged perfectly and respectfully, especially to those around you. Here is what you should do.
As we noted earlier, lapel pins are a superb and fun way to enhance your fashion and elegance. This means that you can choose to break the rules and wear them your way as long as you do it sensibly and respectfully. Whether you want to use your lapel pins to make a social or political statement, add a pop of fashion or color to your outfit or want to display your hobbies, causes or interests, do not let the rules limit you as long as you're not attending a formal event.You, however, have to be conscious of the attention or repercussions that your lapel pins might bring. If you're trying to make a political or social statement using your lapel pins, make sure that you do it in a way that will not send harm your way or leave you on the wrong side of the law. For example, do not wear Nazi lapel pins where they're banned as this may send a very wrong political message.No matter which style you choose, lapel pins are a superb way of adding a style quotient to your already superb fashion. Just wear them sensibly and respectfully and you'll radiate elegance.If you're looking to make custom pins, you can request a free quote and free design here.