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‘Bow Tie Caucus’ forms in California Senate

Sens. Isadore Hall, left, and Steve Glazer debut the “Bow Tie Caucus” in the California Senate last week.
Sens. Isadore Hall, left, and Steve Glazer debut the “Bow Tie Caucus” in the California Senate last week. akoseff@sacbee.com

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.

Alexei Koseff: (916) 321-5236, @akoseff

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