I once appeared in Court in hip boots. I was doing an adoption for a friend that lived in the bush. We flew in his Piper Super Cub on floats from Aniak to Bethel, Alaska. The hip boots were necessary to board the plane in Aniak. When we got to Bethel I discovered I forgot to load any other footwear. After explaining to the Judge, there was no problem and no sanction. Of course, appearing in front of this Judge numerous times (properly attired for Court) over the previous twenty years helped.
Friends don't let friends eat farmed fish.
"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do them harm."