Changes to Connecticut Supreme Court Attire

CT SUPREME COURT

Connecticut State Supreme Court Justices are pushing The Criminal Justice Commission for more formality in the courtroom because they do not care for current fashion trends. In a letter to the commission, the judges stated they want jurists appearing before the court to adhere to certain standards of appearance.

The justices want men to begin wearing tailcoats and waistcoats, breeches and stockings, lace cuffs and satin cravats, cocked or a plumed hat and a sharp sword for good measure.

Female courtly garments include side-hooped dresses, horsehair petticoats, and ankle-length dresses of opulence.

Side-hooped dresses to be worn in Connecticut Supreme Court

Side-hooped dresses to be worn in Connecticut Supreme Court

As for the judges they will don powdered wigs and speak in an English accent with an aristocratic tone.

Bailiffs will stand at attention bare-chested, in a black hood with a Monza sword at the ready.

“We preside over a supreme court and by the Queen, it’s time we started acting like one,” their lordships wrote.

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