How to Pin on a Boutonniere

How to Pin a Boutonniere in Rochester, NY

The day that you have been waiting for is here!  After your date arrives to pick you up (looking handsome in his tuxedo from Vittorio’s) and hands you your beautiful corsage, you must tackle his boutonniere. While this may seem intimidating, it can be done easily in a few simple steps.

  1. Before you pin it on, make sure that the flower is in the front with all of the greenery arranged behind it.
  2. Pin the flower on your date’s lapel or just outside the broadest part of the lapel on his left side, which is to your right.
  3. Place the head of the pin under the lapel and push the point through the coat, into the boutonniere and back through the coat.
  4. Make sure it hangs straight, and you are good to go!

Webster Thomas Prom Rep Takes the Prize!

Top Prom Rep 2013 - Tantillo

Out of 74 active prom reps this season, one took the top spot with the most paid referrals during the season.  Derek Tantillo was a junior at Webster Thomas High School this year and through creativity and hard work earned a discount on his tuxedo rental (a high-end special order tux, in case you were wondering) and an Apple iPad for his efforts.  Here’s a picture of him accepting his prize at our store this past weekend.  We can’t wait to see what his senior year brings!

It’s really through the efforts of prom reps like Derek that we are able to have a successful prom season and although we are only able to give one top prize, we appreciate everyone’s efforts this year.

If you know of a high school student in the Rochester area – please send them our way for next year’s season.  While it’s usually the guys wearing tuxes, the program is open to both boys and girls.  This can be a great opportunity to win some nice prizes, save some money on a tux or suit rental or purchase and more importantly, participate in an activity that develops marketing and business skills that can be valuable later in life.  Many Ambassadors have used this experience to demonstrate initiative to future employers, on applications for college and in other ways that extend far beyond prom season.

Congratulations to Derek and if you want more information on our Ambassador program, it can be found right here: Prom Ambassasor Program

Prom Tuxedo Discounts for Aquinas Students

Need to rent or buy a tuxedo for a prom or special event at Aquinas?

Aquinas Institute

Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo specializes in tuxedo rentals for students, faculty and supporters of The Aquinas Institute and is conveniently located on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit — less than 15 minutes from the Aquinas campus on Dewey. We feature a great selection of colors, styles and designers for just the right look for your next event.  Call or click for an appointment and we’ll help you with all the details.


Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo
1900 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 467-7711

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