At the Rose Bowl Flea Market this weekend, I narrowly missed out on a beautiful bone stickpin in the shape of a dog’s head. I was too busy ogling a shagreen and silver sewing box that I couldn’t afford and a dealer snatched the pin up for $65. I have to admit, I was a bit crestfallen.
Above is a great collection of stickpins from an episode of The Antiques Roadshow. If you’d like to add some jewelry to your ensemble as an alternative to cuff links or a watch, a small stickpin can be a great option. It can be worn through the buttonhole of the lapel like a boutonniere, or through a tie. Just remember that one should be modest in your accessorization – if you have a jewel in your lapel, a plain white pocket square should be enough.