Perhaps later; right now, John has to get advice from that stupid loser, Ted.
Panel 1: We're at the local tavern; as John drinks a pint of Labatt's, that dumbass no-hoper Ted tells him that he's henpecked. If Elly bug him about his clothes....
Panel 2: ....he should tell her off and tell her he'll wear what he likes.
Panel 3: If she ain't happy, she can take a flying leap.
Panel 4: John mutters "Then again, I could change."
Summary: This is because, as you no doubt realize, he uses Ted as a sounding board to figure out what not to do. If Ted says to do something, John can be relied upon to do the opposite because he's realized that it works out better that way nineteen times out of twenty.