Rep. Jared Polis, sans bowtie!


It’s not usually news when a male House member wears a normal-looking suit on the House floor.

But Wednesday was the exception to the rule.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) spoke on the floor, without his (recent) signature look of a bowtie over a polo shirt. It was just an ordinary dark jacket over a white shirt and a purple-colored tie.

When we last wrote about what his office calls “fashion genius,” the congressman was sporting a red polka dot bow tie over a pink shirt, with a light-colored jacket and a green vest. That was the third time Polis had been spotted wearing a bow tie in recent weeks.

A horrified GQ magazine last week offered to give Polis some advice, and he accepted.

So we had to ask: Are we at the end of an era? Has GQ gotten to Polis and convinced him to toss out the bowties?

And thankfully (for this column), we got this answer from Polis spokesman Scott Overland: “I wouldn’t say that the bowtie is in retirement … yet. We are still working out the details with GQ, but the consultation should begin soon. More likely, the bowtie collection was at the dry cleaner today.”

Note to GQ: You can adjust Polis’s fashion genius, but please, please, don’t make it boring.



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