Barristers: expenditure on clothing
Disallow the cost of ordinary ‘civilian’ clothing
You should allow a deduction in computing profits for the cost of replacing gowns and wigs and frock coats worn by Queen’s Counsel.
You should not allow a deduction for expenditure on `normal clothes’, for example, black coats and pin-stripe trousers worn by male barristers or black dresses and suits worn by female barristers. See Mallalieu v Drummond  57 TC 330, which is discussed at BIM37910.