Amid R. Kelly's well-dressed handlers and hangers-on, defense lawyer Sam Adam Sr. stands out.
Kelly himself is a sharp dresser, wearing expensive-looking, well-tailored suits (Navy blue today), crisp white shirts, and ties that seem to glow. Defense lawyer Ed Genson wears shirts with monogrammed cuffs, and his colleague Marc Martin's suits do not appear to suffer any overt damage during the ride south in his, Martin's, BMW. Sam Adam Jr., the youngest member of the defense team, dresses well.
But, in keeping with his I-don't-give-a-rat's-ass demeanor, Sam Adam Sr. eschews suits. Instead, he wears rumpled pants and sport coats that look like he got them at the Salvation Army. Invariably, the sleeves engulf half of Adam's hands. Meanwhile, his shirt collars point in more directions than a weather vane.
The color choices are interesting, too. On Monday, the first day of juror interviews, Adam's sport coat was bottle-green. On Tuesday, he wore a purple one.
At one point, Adam, 72, was overheard saying, "I dress like a juror."