Restated into something I can buy into:
"MC seeks an unbroken connection to the past through the specific avenue of tailored clothes. For some it is a simple daily requirement of professional and social life...to dress as their father, grandfather, and so on among other men who also dress the same way. For some, it is an aesthetic decision to recover and preserve old things that are more beautiful than new things. For yet others, it is a form of nostalgia bound up in concepts of society and culture. It can be one, two or all three."
That idea is just great. It also points out where the "anti-costume" mind-set must fail: what if your father, grandfather, and so on did not follow the specific avenue of tailored clothing? To honor that past requires disrepute? Intellectually indefensible.
Seeking an unbroken connection to the past through the specific avenue of tailored clothing? What a wonderful concept. Stand proud when pursuing it.
A simpler question is: What are you trying to achieve with your clothing? And what are you actually achieving?
Vox looks absolutely smashing in his tailored suits and jackets. (I'm not sucking up, I just really admire his collecting and taste.) He looks like a million bucks. Dressing like that makes people respect him, want to do business with him, provide better service for him, etc. Even a bunch of high school kids will undoubtedly see and sense his authority and not make fun of his "grandpa" clothing.
What does the goth ninja aesthetic achieve?