This morning I argued an appeal in the second highest Court of our state. I was the second to last on the docket-- so I had plenty of time to let my mind wander and make general observations of the other attorneys around me.
Frankly, the level of dress was to the point of near disrespect. I watched a lady lawyer argue wearing black sneakers, kahkis and a blazer that was so wrinkled, it looked like she pulled it from the bottom of the hamper!
I've long gotten used to the flip flops and sweats at the Mall, but to see this level of dress (it appeared to be the rule rather than the exception) from educated professional women was a bit suprising. Unkempt hair, no makeup, shoddy worn out shoes, ill fitting slacks.....
Its funny to think a secretary of the 40s would have far out-classed the presentation of the ladies I observed today.