And it seemed like it might be fun to have a tux from a really traditional place like J Press
Sounds like you're onto something. I'm slowly learning that it's nice to own a mixture of traditional and edgy - I find myself wavering from black-and-white minimalism to bursts of bright primary colors, and everything inbetween, over the course of a day, or even over half an hour. I'm sure if I lived in Cambridge, at least one day a week I'd be wearing patchwork waistcoats and ties with bumblebees on them.
Personally, in terms of formalwear, I'm looking for something reminiscent of old movies from the thirties - double-breasted, perhaps, with a great big wide shawl collar or wide peak lapels. PS Tell your brother that people on the Internet said 'congratulations'... PPS Now that I've got you here, what do you think of the Converse/John Varvatos 'Targa
' sneaker? I'm contemplating the green-and-white version, but I'd prefer something similar without such a huge designer premium tacked on. Any ideas?