I'll be starting work at a big law firm in the fall, and it's at one of the more relaxed offices in Orange County, CA. Dress is business casual. During my summer clerkship I wore basic slacks and dress shirts (sans tie). I know an attorney who wore doc martens (I know, dreadful). First, do you think as a first year, it would be too much wearing a suit and tie maybe a couple of times a week (just because I feel like dressing up and actually getting use out of my nice clothes), even if I'm not going to court, while everyone is more relaxed, especially the partners (who sometimes seem to wear Tommy Bahama shirts with slacks/khakis), or even in the case where it's only the partners who decide to wear suits occasionally? Granted I'll be at my desk all day. Second, is there a general consensus about wearing a black pinstripe suit with a striped shirt or colorful tie to the office. I don't recall if black suits were frowned upon (with pinstripe or not) at the office.