Sadly, with the apartment move around last holiday season, that kind of gift card wasn't in the mix, but my friend Amy's suggested that we go on a trip to Uniqlo to get some good, cheap basics for him. The problem is that he's just so tall and skinny and angular. So far my experimentation has determined that he looks best when basically dressed like an old man. This isn't just because of how I like vintage, but because it expresses his true inner self of a crabby old man (Dennis the Menace's neighbor, but with very strong social filters). For example, he's got a great "flat cap" from Old Navy that was the best style for price deal ever ($3!).
So that's what I'm kind of looking for for his wedding attire. Isn't it a bit weird that it's far easier to get him something that he would wear again? And in fact, I've been pressuring him for a really long time to get a properly tailored suit for the wedding so he'll have a well-fitting suit to wear for a change (see "tall and skinny and angular"). He's got a light gray one that's pretty nice, actually, though still just way too much fabric in the abdominal area.
Here are some ideas I've come across that I quite like:
I love how slimly fitting this suit is, and I like the pinstripes. He's also got nice old man shoes. (A Cup of Jo)
Suspenders make my heart go aflutter. I think I also like the higher waist of the pants.
Jazz Age dance party at Governors Island (The Sartorialist)
Suspenders and Chucks! Maybe red Chucks, to match my dress. (Brooklyn Bride)
I do also like vests over nice shirts (academichic)