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Vintage 10


I've been to the city again this week and saw these barristers - set me wondering about the value of the vintage fancy dress.





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  1. I used to work at the Macquarie Street end of Martin Place and saw the barristers a lot with their wigs.

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    1. I agree they are seen regularly up that end of town. But this still begs the question of the value of their dress.

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  2. I used to work for Solicitors in Phillip Street near the Supreme Court and was always seeing Barristers on their way to and from Court.

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    1. So is the value of the costume that they stand out in the crowd, that they like the "history" of it, that it gives them presence in court? I was having a similar discussion recently about value of priestly robes.

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  3. I think it brings authority, formality and dignity to court proceedings and also respects the history and tradition of English and Australian law.

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  4. I think Shirley is spot on Joan Elizabeth.. must get a bit musty under those wigs in summer 😊

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    1. And they pay $1,000+ to have a hot head.

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  5. I can't see that it is relevant anymore

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    1. I understand that many court proceedings are now electronic so it probably doesn't matter what they wear.

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  6. Judges in the U.S. wear robes but no wigs. Attorneys wear suits. Our legal system took some English law traditions but not as much of the formality.

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    1. In Australia solicitors wear ordinary clothes and barristers tend to dress up. Judges in some courts wear gowns but not wigs. Others go the whole hog. I guess we are seeing a profession in transition with technology also taking its bite.

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