Howdy gentlemen. I’m new here but it looks like a place with lots of opinions and lively chatter. What do do folks think about how a lawyer should present–clothing wise–to a jury. I am a partner in a small litigation firm in Northern California. (Bay Area). We represent individuals and small companies in business and employment matters. No personal injury, divorce or other “flash point” type cases. Usually both sides can generate opinions and emotions on both side of an issue. br> What message do you think is sent or received by embellishments in an attorneys dress? Do you think french cuffs and silver monogrammed cuff links are flashy? (Assume either a conservative BB suit, or gray flannels with a nice jacket.). I don’t do monogrammed shirts. I wear a Breitling watch, but it is not ostentatious. I don’t use expensive pens at counsel table. I guess the uber question is whether you prefer that an attorney project a pricier sophistication/elegance, or a more work-a-day roll up the sleeves approach. BTW, I’ve been practicing law for 29 years, and have always wrestled with this question. There are a LOT of lawyers who wear ill fitting suits, cheap knit ties that they don’t know how to tie, and crepe soled shoes that haven’t seen polish in years. That is not me. There are also many that look like they’re carrying $15k worth of clothing on their backs. Also no I think. The general rule is that the clothing should not distract from the presentation of content. But that is ALWAY the case no matter what the context.