The reason that so many law firms have casual Friday (or casual everyday) dress policies is because back in the 1990s they took a cue from their sexier (i.e., high-tech) clients, who shed three-piece suits in favor of Dockers and polo shirts. Imitation was not flattery nor was it mere sycophancy. Rather, it made good business sense. We wanted to entice those 22 year old dot.com-mers with forward-looking hipness, and Brooks Brothers and Brioni suddenly seemed repellent. Law firms are conservative institutions. They are laggers, not early-adopters. The clients are always ahead of us. We find that out every time we deliver CLE lectures on compliance to in-house counsel; invariably, the in-house lawyers have come up with policies and techniques light years beyond our puny recommendations.