Wardrobe advice from an attorney from an image consultant



This article explains how lawyers should dress. It focuses on costumes, hairstyles, shoes and accessories.


When we look at the legal profession we usually see men and women in suits, but few lawyers, including the more experienced ones, are aware of the unwritten rules covering their most prized attire, the business suit. As image consultants, we look beyond the surface and can tell you that your suit should be in earth tones, perfectly fitted and made of a wool or wool blend, except in summer when Belgian cotton is acceptable. .

Men often forget to make a second fitting. Demand one. Women typically neglect to have their jackets tailored, resulting in bumps and wrinkles that will cost them points in the minds of clients, colleagues and judges. The best advice we can give you is to watch Jay Leno and observe the fit of his costumes. Copy this style. Shop at Brooks Brothers or other quality stores. Avoid stores that do not have tailors on staff.


The only two styles of shoes acceptable for male avocados are black toes and wing tips. No other shoe is so harmless and effective. Yes, F. Lee Bailey wears boots. But it’s F. Lee Bailey.

Lawyers often make the mistake of matching shoes to suits. It only works when your outfit is black. Lawyers should not wear light-colored shoes. They are sending the wrong signals. Your toes shouldn’t be visible either. You should wear black pumps, with heels no more than two and a half inches in height.


Male avocados should have neat hair, cropped around the ears. It should not be too shiny with gel. He shouldn’t have the thorny look common to college students. Judges react unfavorably to such styles.

Lawyers can wear different hairstyles as long as their hair is not over the shoulders. They can even wear it in a semblance of a beehive or bouffant, if it is not excessive and if it is neat.

Lawyers must have the best accessories. Luxurious leather briefcase. Gold cross pens. Leather wallets. Movado wristwatches. Simplicity. Fine lines. No sports watch at work.

By following these suggestions, you will at least make sure that you don’t make major mistakes and turn off clients, colleagues, and judges.

Copyright (c) 2011 William Cane


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