An Arbitrary And Incomplete History Of Courtroom Fashion

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Are you one of those attorneys who frets about what to wear to court? Do you worry about whether your tie matches your shirt or your shoes match your tights? Or are you one of those attorneys who is stupefyingly bored by your court options, because really, how creative can you be with the standard lawyer palette of brown, navy, black, and black with pinstripes? If only you could hurtle yourself back in time, when courtroom dress was somehow simultaneously completely uniform and completely over the top.

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  • Jeff Lowe

    Fun article. One minor correction: On Slide No. 8, that looks a bit more like John Cleese rather than John Lithgow. Both terrific. Hardly interchangeable.

  • Assaf

    Thanks for the article! Small correction: on page 8 it is John Cleese, not John Lithgow.