I thought this thread was going to be about John Kerry.
move to northern california. No one cares what the hell you wear here. i work in a law firm and it's shorts/jeans and flip flops all the way. The firm still manages to make plenty of money. You will have to dress up for court, regardless, but even the "dress suits" here are a little suspect compared to east coast sensibilities. I used to have to wear a suit every day when I worked in Boston, and now I get annoyed when i have to wear real shoes.