In the real world, there have been issues concerning court apparel. Sometimes those issues focus on a single item, such as footwear. For instance once upon a time not too long ago, the Municipal Court of Lakeway had a ban on cowboy boots. This may not seem like that big of a deal until you realize that Lakeway is a small city west of Austin, which happens to be in Texas. As Vizzini can attest, there are several classic blunders and one of the most famous is don’t mess with Texas. But only slightly less well-known is this: Never get between a Texan and his/her cowboy boots. The ban was overturned in 2010.
The Court of Law does not always cave though, as a particular individual found out in Milwaukee earlier this month. Not since a Trekker showed up for jury duty has there been this much hoopla over an ensemble choice. Kenneth Kraucunas was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. He happened to be wearing a clown costume at the time of arrest, and also chose to wear the costume to his court hearing. Judge Bonnie Gordon was not amused. Kraucunas was ordered to return for a rescheduled court date in March in proper attire. Clown suit aside, at least Kraucunas appears to have abided by the cardinal rule of fashion—he was not sporting white shoes after Labor Day.Tags: Clowns, Court Conduct, Fashion, Faux Pas