Court Clothing

#1
So, attending court in a few days (I express at this point I am a witness), what is the most suitable, dapper clothing you lot can recommend?

I was thinking pin stripe suit, a white patterned shirt, regi tie (silk of course), and a pair of plain leather shoes. Is the wearing of cufflinks deemed too over the top bearing in mind I dont want to look smarter than the judge etc.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
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#2
Jeans and a hoodie. It shows your down wiv de yoof.
 
#4
So, attending court in a few days (I express at this point I am a witness), what is the most suitable, dapper clothing you lot can recommend?

I was thinking pin stripe suit, a white patterned shirt, regi tie (silk of course), and a pair of plain leather shoes. Is the wearing of cufflinks deemed too over the top bearing in mind I dont want to look smarter than the judge etc.
Err, no.

Wearing the skin of a recently slain prostitute may be a tad over the top but dressing as if you were attending a meeting is not.
 
#5
So, attending court in a few days (I express at this point I am a witness), what is the most suitable, dapper clothing you lot can recommend?

I was thinking pin stripe suit, a white patterned shirt, regi tie (silk of course), and a pair of plain leather shoes. Is the wearing of cufflinks deemed too over the top bearing in mind I dont want to look smarter than the judge etc.
I wouldn't stress over it. Last time I was in, I wore a smart suit etc but it would appear a relatively clean trackie (with best going out trainers) is ample, judging by the other mutants who I saw there.
 
#8
I wouldn't stress over it. Last time I was in, I wore a smart suit etc but it would appear a relatively clean trackie (with best going out trainers) is ample, judging by the other mutants who I saw there.
Im talking about crown court in beautiful Oxford, not a magistrates in Essex
 
#10
I dont want to look smarter than the judge etc.
Can't advise on your dress code though Reg tie has to be applauded of course, but looking at the sentencing decisions given out by judges you will definitely be smarter intellectually.
 

skid2

LE
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#12
So there I was. Stage right in court.
'Any SERs' asks the judge
I'm shoved to my feet, with 'you're on'
'Yes, your honour' and rustled my pile of A4
'I don't recognise the officer of the court'
'No, I'm new here'
The next thing I'm hauled out by the RUC with a 'not a fuckin word'
As soon as we get into the hall the cops start laughing and I'm going 'What the **** was all that about'
No tie.
Plugged on a borrowed cop tie and straight back in.
Wear a tie, dress up.

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#14
I wouldn't wear pin stripe. Dark (blue best) suit and plain (white is best) shirt. Cufflinks good and tie ok. Keep your hands in front and look jurors in the eye when answering. Be prepared for rigorous questioning. Be very sure of what you are saying - do not accept any suggestions as to what may or may not have been the case. Stick to the facts of what you saw.
 
#17
As Bodie said, if you wear a decent suit, tie and clean shoes you'll be head & shoulders above most cnuts that I've seen in a courtroom. I had to accompany one of my little scamps to court in Irvine once - a real insight into the underclass.......
 
B

Biscuits_AB

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#18
Im talking about crown court in beautiful Oxford, not a magistrates in Essex
You haven't been in many of either it would appear. Watch where you sit when you're waiting to be called as well. You'll find the strangest of things 'attached' to the benches.
 
#19
To echo other posters, dark blue or grey suit fine - I haven't got a problem with pinstripe. I wore my vets badge and regimental tie. Plain white shirt. Put my notes on a clipboard and looked people in the eye. Saved myself a big driving conviction and a grand's worth of solicitors expenses - although I did have a good argument. At least two thirds of other witnesses I saw looked like extras from Shameless.
 

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