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

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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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