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  1. Sharkb8

    Sharkb8 Member

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    Thanks Jubei. I will endeavor to snap some photos of the older stuff and post them. Yes, I had been reading about the not-so-good JAB here. I bought the Super 110 Signature suit at an outlet for about $100 (can't recall exactly how much) and I figured since it is Merino wool it can't be too bad. I'm not looking for these to last a decade, just a year or two would be great. And pleated is out now, I know (but maybe not quite completely out at least in the legal profession).
     
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    What exactly is the purpose of a three piece suit?

    Is it conservative enough to wear at work in a law firm?

    Just curious.
     
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    It is more conservative than a two piece suit, so yes, it is perfectly acceptable for a law firm.
     
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    What do you guys think of this suit? I did a search on Aquascutum and didn't really see anything conclusive on peoples' experience with the brand. I'm looking to replace my current navy with something that's got a better cut to it and was thinking that this my serve my purposes. The fabric doesn't seem to be that great being a poly/wool blend. But it's semi canvassed and, at $300, seems to be a decent deal. Thoughts?

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    I think it also depends on the firm, your position therein and the occasion. I would think it appropriate at a white shoe law firm at just about any time. If you're at a boutique where nobody wears suits unless seeing a client or going to court, it may be a tad over the top. I wore my three piece at such a firm once when meeting clients and had a few comments and jabs from fellow associates, but otherwise it was well received. If you are a junior associate and you are not going to court, or meeting a client, or in a boutique that does not typically otherwise wear suits, it would be bordering on bad form to wear the three-piece. So the answer is: it depends.
     
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    Agreed. I wear a three piece at least twice a week. I do not wear them for mostjury trials because I fear it creates the wrong impression in jurors, most of whom show up in sweatpants.
     
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    Can you elaborate? What colors do you notice inspires more empathy from jurors, be it for the lawyer or client? I am always quite interested in the psychology of such things :nodding:
     
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    Thanks that clears things up.

    I'm still in 1L - so I was just curious where 3 pieces fit in.
     
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    More formal, yes, but more conservative? I don't think many people would see it that way.
     
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    you're a 1L? the 3-piece does not fit in anywhere for you then
     
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    I took a CLE a few years ago on this so most of this is just me repeating but in front of a jury I wear CBD, charcoal or navy suit, regimental tie, white or blue shirt, white PS, black cap toes. When not in front of a jury I'll wear a bow tie, a 3 piece, wing tips, paisley ties, coloured PS, red socks, all that fun stuff (but not all at the same time of course).

    For clients I always tell them to dress comfortably but appropriately. Most come in with button down shirts and the occasional bad tie from Kohl's. Rarely do they wear a suit, because they feel and look uncomfortable wearing it. No jeans or t shirts obviously.

    I don't know if any of this is true, but I've followed it for near a decade and I've won more than I've lost so take it for whatever it's worth.

    I might still have the CLE packet at the office if you're really interested I could send it to you.
     
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    zero neck Well-Known Member

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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Let me answer your question with a question. Do you already eat ramen noodles for every mean? If yes, then yes. If no, then no.
     
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    One more word of advice - I would not wear a three piece suit to an interview. In the legal world I get the impression it is bad form to dress above your station. You likewise do not want to stand out too much by showing up with a $1500 suit and $600 shoes, etc. Interviews are not fashion shows - they are a moment in which your judgment is judged. Conservative attire is key. A little flair is ok, but not so much that your judgment/personality is called into question.
     
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    If you still happen to have it, I would be most appreciative, good sir.
     

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