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HBAfashion’s Instagram account & Partner Douglas Hand featured in Law.com Article on Workplace Dress Codes

Erin Geiger Smith speaks with a number of fashion-forward attorneys about their trendy business-casual work wear in Forget Khakis, Law Firms Take ‘Casual’ to the Next Level.

Smith writes “Partner Douglas Hand at New York boutique law firm Hand Baldachin & Amburgey still thinks that a lawyer can rarely go wrong with a well-tailored suit, but his firm’s clients include cutting-edge clothing brands, so they have a little more fun with fashion than many firms. The firm’s Instagram account includes postings of an employee “Look of the Week,” recently featuring a man in a Rag & Bone striped vest and a woman sporting a Giambattista Valli sweater and black Sperry shoes. After prior failures to mandate a detailed dress code, Hand said he’s distilled his firm’s policy down to four words: Look capable and elegant.”

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