Posted Jan 30, 2023

How To Wear Multiple Lapel Pins?

Do You Have More Than One Lapel Pin That You Like To Wear At The Same Time?

That’s no problem. It’s very acceptable to wear a decorative lapel pin such as a flower pin, while at the same time wearing a patriotic lapel pin and a promotional pin. If you are out and about networking or interviewing for a job your lapel pins will make for great conversation starters!

How should you display your lapel pins if you are wearing more than one pin at a time?

First off you want to make sure all of your pins are straight and not upside down. In the case of wearing a patriotic pin, such as an American Flag pin if your flag is upside down it could come across as negative or offensive to others especially to others who are also patriotic. To avoid this embarrassing situation, you would want to make sure you American Flag lapel pin is securely fastened to your pin backing. Click here to learn more about the pin back options we offer.

When wearing multiple lapel pins you want to display them to the left side of your jacket, or shirt just as you would when wearing a single lapel pin. In some instances, you may be required to wear your lapel pin(s) on the right as instructed by certain military organizations. For the most part, you would generally wear your pins on the left. While some say wearing on the left puts your pins closer to your heart, business etiquette coaches also recommend wearing your lapel pin(s) on the left so you can proudly display them and they won’t be covered when you are greeting others with a handshake.

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In cases where you have more than two or three pins you may want to wear a jacket to showcase multiple pins. Depending on the weight of your pins a jacket may be a firmer material than a shirt or blouse. Some fabrics carry the weight of a pin better than others. For example, a thick sweater will display multiple pins better than a thin shirt or collard shirt. Before setting out for the day be sure to test your pins. Pin your fabric before you leave the house so you know if your material is a good candidate to support multiple pins. In the case of fastening your lapel pins to your jacket you would want to place the first pin to your left and marginally below the knot on your tie and an inch from the edge of your jacket’s lapel. If not wearing a tie, then you would estimate. The second lapel pin should be placed next to the first pin. The third pin should be placed below the first and the fourth pin below the second.

If you are the fortunate recipient of multiple achievements or anniversary pins, it’s a great opportunity to showcase your many accomplishments by way of a lapel pin! Words won’t be needed to describe how great you are, let your lapel pins do the talking. If you are in management and looking for ways to recognize your top producers or wish to commemorate an employee for record years of service, a custom lapel pin could be the solution. Awarding an individual with a lapel pin for their achievements time after time makes people feel valuable to their organization and allows them an opportunity to do some self-bragging when wearing their achievement pins.

Outside of awards and recognition in the workforce, if you are a fashionista you may enjoy wearing multiple lapel pins to give your style a lift. You may consider matching the metal, color or design of your lapel pin(s) to your other jewelry or accessories such as your necklace, earrings, watch, belt buckle, cuff links or ring(s). Over the years lapel pins have become not only a way to show achievement, a sense of unity, or to share brand awareness, but are also widely used to accessorize and extend one’s style and personality.

Curious to learn more about our different lapel pins?

Check out the different options we have and our price discounts when ordering large quantities:
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Ready to place your next order of achievement, recognition or cause related lapel pins? Contact us online or call our Oviedo, Florida office at 407-702-7555.

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