In about two weeks I'm scheduled to appear in court for the first time in my life. I'm contesting a speeding ticket, the acquisition of which also being a first for me. The court district resides in a semi-rural area, a college town (Athens-Clarke County, GA.) I already know what I'm going to say, so the question becomes, what to wear? I know that with my slight (but still present) accent I start at a disadvantage, and I don't want to compound that by looking too "not from around here". I've scouted out the better men's stores, and they seem to be selling what would be considered trad/preppy-wear. Not much form to the suits, no explicit detailing (picked stitching), mostly two buttons with a lower gorge than I usually wear and a lower buttoning point, along with center vents. Most of my suits strike me as too much for the occasion, between silhouette and handwork. The only two that might work are the following: -A center-vented two-button Burberry London, in POW fabric. -An unvented two-button Armani Collezioni, in dark grey flannel with light grey chalkstripes. Both have fused coats and no handwork but fit acceptably well and are in good condition. However, both will also be pretty warm for the time of year due to the fusing and fabric weight. Or should I bite the bullet and, assuming a quality but anonymous suit might come in handy at other times too, drop the $600 or so on a nondescript grey or blue worsted Hickey Freeman from NM Last Call? (Used suits almost never work for me; I trawled eBay and found appalling numbers of American suits in 42's and even 42L's only 29-30" inseams.) Second, shoes. Should I wear the "correct" type of shoes, bal captoe round-toe oxfords, in black (Ferragamo)? My other "trads" option in black are black bal wingtips (AE) and black plain toe ankle boots (Bruno Magli). Am I correct in assuming that something in a nicer color or with more shape would be contrary to my goal of blending in? I don't have any tassel loafers, and don't imagine I'd ever have any interest in buying a pair. Beyond that, I assume no pocket square. Also, I assume I should do something that under normal circumstance I would never consider: a button-down oxford cloth shirt (white or sky blue?) with a tie. The tie in question would probably be a fairly conservative and not super nice model, more likely a Ferragamo/Zegna/Lanvin than a Kiton/Brioni/Charvet.