And now for a Capitol fashion report: Bow ties are officially “in.”
A longtime favorite of state Sen. Isadore Hall, the Compton Democrat has for months been a lone standard-bearer in the upper house, sporting colorfully striped bow ties that stand out among his colleagues’ more traditional neckwear.
On Thursday, however, Hall arrived for session with an acolyte: seatmate and newbie Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda.
“Doesn’t he look good?” Hall crowed, as he showed off Glazer’s dapper look and asked colleagues to join their newly formed “Bow Tie Caucus.” Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, politely declined.
Hall said he was reviving “Bow Tie Thursdays,” a regular tradition from his years in the Assembly. There were more participants then, he joked, because the Assembly “has a lot cooler folks.”
The bow ties attracted a compliment from Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco: “You look good, baby!”
Glazer admitted that he had borrowed his from Hall, who also tied it for him.