Thursday, January 16, 2014

Even With My 5000 Pairs Of Shoes & 3000 Pieces Of Suits I’m Still In The Business Of Buying More- Fred Agbaje

Lagos Lawyer, Fred Agbaje in an exclusive chat with Yes Magazine International revealed why he has almost 5000 pairs of shoes and 3000 pieces of suits. He says, gone are the days when people think that the law profession starts and ends with just wearing one black suit and white shirt that the collar is brown.

In a recent interview, you said you have over 5000 pairs of shoes and 3000 pieces of suits, don’t you think that is outrageous, especially for a serious-minded person like you? Again, what time do you have to wear all of them and what type of wardrobe do you have to accommodate all of them?

I remember when we were in the Law School and the late Kehinde Sofola was invited to come and talk to us. The centerpiece of his discussion was lawyers and their sense of dressing. The long and short of that discussion that day was that if you don’t dress well as a lawyer, by the time they are pursing area boys on the street, they will mistake you as one of them. Have you seen Afe Babalola in his immaculate suits and bow ties? Have you seen GOK? Have you seen Richard Akinjide outside the court in his sartorial majesty?

Gone are the days when people think that the law profession starts and ends with just wearing one black suit and white shirt that the collar is brown. That is not for contemporary lawyers. It’s the way you present yourself that people will relate with you or people will say awon lawyers ti ole change suits. A lawyer who cannot change his motor, is that the lawyer you want to go and give your brief? You can be the best and most brilliant lawyer and if you are riding Volkswagen, they will curse you. Rotimi Williams, they were the first to ride Roll Royce. You can imagine the type of wardrobes those ones had. I’ve not finished acquiring, I’m still buying. I’m still going to buy.

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    1. Lol! Most boutiques don't even have 3000 suits in collection! U berra start a fashion line too

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    1. No offence but i dont believe this man. He may be exaggerating. Where does he keep them? In a warehouse?

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  3. It is true, people believe that lawyers are not fashionista, we sure are.thanks to fred

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    1. Lawyers be killing it in fashion these days! We refuse to be restricted to blacks n whites!

      #Proud Lawyer!

      But 5k shoes n 3k suits? Na wa

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  4. What time does he have counting his shoes

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  5. Still not hot with his 5000 and 3000 rubbish

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  6. He is mentioning names of icons, he is sure one of them

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  7. DO YOU WANT TO HAVE THIS
    http://tasknjob.com/?share=65352

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  8. His wife will have 10000, yeye things

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  9. I need a picture of his wardrobe

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  10. money speaking

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  11. Old fool and a liar

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  12. Superb combination, what a blue day

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  13. Fred does not make a good lawyer, he charges more and loses case

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  14. Vanity upon vanity

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  15. What is the point broadcasting

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  16. Cant use all the money he uses to buy the rubbish to renovate his office, bad office setting

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  17. I deal in all kinds of shoes and suit, i need you as my customer.call me 0807

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  18. Biggest lie of our time

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  19. And this is the person that wanted to be Governor?? thank God he didn't succeed,in fact he shall never attain the post IJN
    Vanity upon Vanity,i hope the 5000 suits and 3000 shoes will speak for him when he has to give account of his time on earth..
    100,200 years from now the only thing he will be remembered for as a legacy like imelda marcos is his suits and shoes,we know what Gani,Fela,Mandela are remembered for...
    many struggling charge and bail lawyers are struggling,they dong even have 2 good suits much less one good shoe,if he takes 1000 of his suit and shoes goes to ikeja court and gives them 2 pairs each there will still be hundreds left..

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    1. this is not the Agbaje that wanted to be Governor. That was Jimi Agbaje, a pharmacist and very humble gentleman

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    2. lubracee....oya ni e...ode

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    3. @adeniyi
      oh ok thanks for the correction my mistake

      @gbenga
      I dey Be abi? loool

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  20. And he still looks as local as this? See his razz office.... What a shame!

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    1. The office is still finer than your cockroach house

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  21. Wow, 3000 pieces of suits! So how many suits does he actually have when he puts all the pieces together?

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    1. The question is for your family

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  22. Broda this ur dressing get as e be. Upon all the suits and shoes u still colo no be small

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    1. You are an idiot , you are calling daddy a brother

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  23. oya take ur suit to the bank now..@ gbenga, its lucabree...thank me now

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