I'm looking for a formal jacket I can wear to a small New Year's eve party - there will be alot of variation in what men will wear to the party i.e. its not a total black tie event so there's no "uniform." I'd also like something a little different that I might wear to the symphony and opera which here in Atlanta means I can wear virtually anything I want. Both are - to me - very handsome jackets and each entirely different from the other. Opinions on the jackets, appropriateness of black bows, suggestions for shirts (formal - bibb style, or just a nice high end spread collar woven white dress shirt?). I'm not particularly bound to a traditional look but it seems to me both jackets would look better with black bows.