When I last wrote--years ago now--about the origins of the button-hole/boutonnière, I'm afraid I misled the public. The whole intent was to demonstrate what a gentleman Prince Albert was, and how little today the flower in the lapel makes an appearance (a tragic absence, I think). And in my exuberance I overplayed my hand, giving total credit to the Prince Consort and neglecting any deep historical analysis, thus presenting a rather dodgy portrait of the true antiquity of the buttonhole flower. And so, while the main points of the article stand, for the origin of the button hole, allow me to refer you to the Gentleman's Gazette, to whom I am indebted for the correction. For etiquette, gentlemanly example, and why wearing a flower in the old lapel button-hole is a grand idea, I hope the Well-Dressed Gent article spurs suit-wearing men to action. And in re this action, I present a new poll, to the top right of the page.