As you may have noticed from the shuttered post offices, it’s Veterans Day. And while there’s plenty of somber contemplation to do, we’d like to highlight an English custom we’re hoping catches on in the States: the lapel poppy. It’s a bona fide tradition over there, and if you walked through London today, you probably wouldn’t see a lapel without one. All it takes is a good florist or a patch of felt—and a little transatlantic charm.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom