Look, it’s a lawyer in leopard-spotted slippers. And that one over there is wearing a striped velour leisure suit? Say, those Doc Martens lace-up boots go great with the cargo pants.

OK, so such scenarios are a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is that the top law firms in Los Angeles are allowing, indeed embracing, a brave new wardrobe. This year’s move toward casual dress is burgeoning, with old-line O’Melveny & Myers recently giving its departments the option of dressing down year ’round.