In criminal court proceedings, defendants (presumed innocent) are routinely permitted to dress in "street" clothes rather than the prison garb so as not to unduly bias the fact finder. One would not have thought that much of an issue with Saddam since they really is no hope or expectation of the trial being anything but a neceesary bit of theater. The outcome is pre-ordained and the only open question is the amount of time to permit him to speak, if any. That said, it is fascinating he was permitted to dress well for the sham appearance.
I was thinking what would be worse, being his tailor in Saddam's glory days or what if they would have taken him privately to a tailor before his court appearance and how nervous that tailor would have been as Saddam was making mental notes of the tailor's face.
I recall that when the US took control of one Saddam's palaces that a reporter noted the presence of a large number of Corneliani suits hanging in the closet. Â Nothing quite like a smartly turned out dictator.