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post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by marc237
Just one more voice in support and a word of caution. I think the one place that DB may not always be appropriate is before a jury. I think that there may be a negative conotation for some jurors and a good trial lawhyer would not take the risk.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...e/3629357.html

Note what the article says:

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"As in most high-profile cases, the defense team's suits looked nicer than those of government prosecutors who don't rake in the big bucks. Skilling's lawyer, Dan Petrocelli, has another advantage: He has a head of hair that most middle-aged men would kill for.

But does it matter what the lawyers wear? Probably not. While jurors note how defendants dress, in most post-trial surveys they say they don't much care about how the lawyers look.

"You see attorneys dress like Columbo and attorneys that reek of money and success. Neither matter," Varinsky says. "Jurors look past that. What they care about is the professionalism of the lawyer."

I think that a good trial lawyer will select clothing based on circumstances, rather than set rules. DB suits are not commonly seen in court, but some attorneys adopt them as a personal style.

post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by medwards
Sammy:

We are about the same size. For many years, I had the same concern. Then Keith Fallan -- who had a wonderful eye as well as remarkable tailoring skills -- convinced me to try a double breasted suit and for the past twenty years, I have worn no other style. I will leave it to others to assess how "successfully" I wear them, but I am quite comfortable with this approach and have no intention of changing now.

Medwards,

Are yours of the Kent style with the lapel rolling to the bottom button, or do you fasten at the middle button (6x2)?
post #33 of 35
My comment was purposely qualified. When I read that most do not care, I see that some may care. I think a lawyer owes it to his/her client to consider that fact. I am not suggestion that in all circumstances it rules out the wearing of DB suits, or anything else appropriately professional. However, I do view it as a cautionary.
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by sammy
Medwards,

Are yours of the Kent style with the lapel rolling to the bottom button, or do you fasten at the middle button (6x2)?

All of mine are 6x2.
post #35 of 35
Well, I adore double-breasted suits, so one more voice in favor. In fact, the suit I most need to add to my closet just now -- I have a Platonic image of it, not but an actual suit in my viewfinder just yet -- is an alarmingly gangsterish navy chalkstripe double-breasted. (Notice that my avatar is wearing double-breasted as he skips along with his cell phone.)

That said, double-breasted suits are a variation for me, just as bow ties are a variation from regular ties. I would maybe wear double-breasteds 25% of the time that I wear suits. Here's how my business days tend to break down:

Suits 75% of the time
Sportsjacket/trouser combos 25% of the time

Single-breasted ventless suits 75%
Double-breasted ventless suits 25%

French cuff shirts 75%
Barrel cuff shirts 25%

Regular ties 90%
Bow ties 10%

Braces 75%
Belts 25%

Lace-up shoes 50%
Loafers 50%
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