Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More Holiday Dress Code Violations

Despite last year's public service announcement regarding Courtroom Dress Code Violations during the holidays, it appears the message was lost on some of our more elderly attorneys. This year's violation is ten times worse than last year.

Somebody please alert the fashion police and have them arrest this man on sight.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

If a prosecutor has a trial set with Pete, and he shows up in a grey, pinstripe, sober suit, look out. That means he's ready for trial, and you better be ready too. God bless that man.

A Harris County Lawyer said...

True enough. Pete is one of the best defense attorneys out there.

Anonymous said...

Is that Phil Spector?

Texas Ghostrider said...

The people of the court house? Hummmm, might just be a bigger hit then the people of walmart.com

Anonymous said...

Pete Justin is an honorable and very competent lawyer. Regarding look-a-like comparisons, I've always thought he looks like Sean Penn as Al Pachino's lawyer in Carlito's Way. Keep this between us Pete - ha! Happy Thanksgiving to All.

Anonymous said...

I've seen pimps waiting outside in the hallways with their ho's, both dressed to match, purple hat and all, for a second, I thought thats what I was looking at here, he is only missing the hat.

Anonymous said...

One thing's for sure, if there is ever a power outage at the C.J.C. people could just follow Pete down the stair well like one of those bright green glow sticks....

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember the Assistant M.E. Dr. Parungao? His typical attire when testifying was a green jacket, red and white checked pants and white shoes.

Anonymous said...

I remember him very well. However as a former prosecutor I didn't pay any attention to what he wore - I was just praying under my breath that the jury could simply understand what he was trying to say because of his very heavy accent.

Anonymous said...

What the deal with the attorneys that wear hats?

Anonymous said...

Up until the mid 60s most men wore hats. Some of the people you see wearing hats were cowboys in their younger days. Some wear hats that were gifts from grateful clients.Percy Foreman always wore hats.Remember ,this is Texas.

Anonymous said...

You have been derelict in your blogging duties--the office is sinking at an alarming rate. People are quitting in droves again. Holy shit it's amazing.

Anonymous said...

"Here are 5 theories as to how the hat died:
1. Supposedly, men who returned home from World War II had grown tired of wearing hats (specifically helmets during the war). When Kennedy bucked the trend and didn’t wear a hat to his inauguration speech, this may have given men the go-ahead to forego wearing hats altogether.

2. Clark Gable apparently killed the undershirt industry after he bared his chest in “It Happened One Night”. No one has ever proven this, but it has been accepted as fact. Yet, the film was released during the Great Depression, when many men were probably trying to save money and, thus, not buying undershirts anymore. In the matter of JFK and the hat, the President could have been just a victim of circumstance like Gable. Hats had been on the decline in sales and popularity for many years.

3. The car may have run over the hat. Before the 1940s, cars were not as streamlined, with air flow being a problem, causing men to wear hats to protect themselves. However, after vehicles started to become more streamlined and enclosed, men no longer needed hats to protect themselves.

4. According to Neil Steinberg’s book Hatless Jack: the President, the Fedora, and the History of American Style, hats declined due to nonconformity. During the 1960s, youth ruled, and conformity was the enemy. So the decline in hats could have been just a natural progression in the decade, with Kennedy simply one of many refusing to give in to societal expectations. Plus, in terms of youth, young people didn’t wear hats. Wearing a hat was seen as something “old men” did.

5. The hat may have just died from natural causes. In the past, wearing a hat was seen as formal and proper. After all, there were places for people to “hat check” their hair wear at hotels, and restaurants. However, perhaps time had just reached a point where the lines were blurred. Hats were no longer intuitive of class; they were simply a fashion statement. Plus, since hats were once indicative of a forced fashion statement involving uniforms, people were possibly more apt to stray from wearing hats.

Like most urban legends, we can never know for sure what caused men to stop wearing hats. It’s doubtful had Kennedy worn a hat while addressing the inauguration audience that men would still be wearing hats today. Yet, it’s an interesting world to think about. A world where everyone looks like Don Draper. Doesn’t sound so bad."

Anonymous said...

"Here are 5 theories as to how the hat died:
1. Supposedly, men who returned home from World War II had grown tired of wearing hats (specifically helmets during the war). When Kennedy bucked the trend and didn’t wear a hat to his inauguration speech, this may have given men the go-ahead to forego wearing hats altogether.

2. Clark Gable apparently killed the undershirt industry after he bared his chest in “It Happened One Night”. No one has ever proven this, but it has been accepted as fact. Yet, the film was released during the Great Depression, when many men were probably trying to save money and, thus, not buying undershirts anymore. In the matter of JFK and the hat, the President could have been just a victim of circumstance like Gable. Hats had been on the decline in sales and popularity for many years.

3. The car may have run over the hat. Before the 1940s, cars were not as streamlined, with air flow being a problem, causing men to wear hats to protect themselves. However, after vehicles started to become more streamlined and enclosed, men no longer needed hats to protect themselves.

4. According to Neil Steinberg’s book Hatless Jack: the President, the Fedora, and the History of American Style, hats declined due to nonconformity. During the 1960s, youth ruled, and conformity was the enemy. So the decline in hats could have been just a natural progression in the decade, with Kennedy simply one of many refusing to give in to societal expectations. Plus, in terms of youth, young people didn’t wear hats. Wearing a hat was seen as something “old men” did.

5. The hat may have just died from natural causes. In the past, wearing a hat was seen as formal and proper. After all, there were places for people to “hat check” their hair wear at hotels, and restaurants. However, perhaps time had just reached a point where the lines were blurred. Hats were no longer intuitive of class; they were simply a fashion statement. Plus, since hats were once indicative of a forced fashion statement involving uniforms, people were possibly more apt to stray from wearing hats.

Like most urban legends, we can never know for sure what caused men to stop wearing hats. It’s doubtful had Kennedy worn a hat while addressing the inauguration audience that men would still be wearing hats today. Yet, it’s an interesting world to think about. A world where everyone looks like Don Draper. Doesn’t sound so bad."

Anonymous said...

The last week has seen five (5) prosecutors put in for termination. This Friday, a sixth is supposed to turn in his/her notice.

An alarming rate? The floor is literally falling out from underneath the 6th floor, one hardwood plank at a time.

I realize the 6th has nothing to do with budget cuts, but it has everything to do with why so many (so, so many) veteran and talented prosecutors are seeking greener pastures.

Anonymous said...

Since June 18 prosecutors have left or will be gone by the end of the year. That is more than the normal rate of departure that the 6th floor is claiming. The workload has not decreased in proportion. People are miserable. And now the County has cut our retirement. Sticking around is becoming difficult to justify.

Anonymous said...

Well, any word on who the 6 are that left / plan on leaving this week?

Anonymous said...

I have a family member who has been waiting to go to trial, reset after reset, they keep changing the ADA on the case and it keeps getting reset because the ADA isn't "up to speed, hasn't had time to look at the file yet" and we've waited over a year, it was just reset for another 4 months and it's beyond frustrating. At what point will the judge say enough and force the ADA to be ready or just throw out this ridiculous case? I am sure all the ADAs leaving the office has everything to do with this matter.

Anonymous said...

Say What you want about Pete Justin.. I met Pete in the 80's and he has always been one one the best lawyers to deal with. You can make fun of his suits all you want to, but I can tell you that he has the best taste in shoes than any other lawyer in the court house. Does anyone know where to buy Prada or Gucci shoes? I always admired him in a special way. If people have a problem with Peter's style.. look in the mirror.