April Fools: GQ raves about gay U.S. Rep. Jared Polis’ fashion sense

Wisconsin Gazette

Democrat Jared Polis, an openly gay congressman from Colorado, is GQ Magazine’s new spokesman for 2014, the politician announced today in a “news release.”

Calling a polo shirt with a bow tie (potie) “the new black,” the magazine praised Polis for his innovative and groundbreaking fashion sense and noted his ability to “blow up” Twitter and fashion blogs as he explores uncharted style combinations.

“While we were, admittedly, slow to appreciate the ‘fashion genius’ that Congressman Polis’ daring style represents, we can admit when we were wrong, and think that this move more than makes up for that,” said GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson in the “news release.” “I am confident that a wave of polo’s with bowties will sweep across the nation, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this ‘potie’ revolution.”

“I am thrilled to join the definitive authority on men’s fashion as their chief congressional fashion spokesman,” said Polis in the same “release.” “The ‘potie’ revolution brings the classic, formal look of a bow tie with the comfort and flexibility of a polo shirt, and I knew it was only a matter of time before my new look was appreciated.”

GQ’s move come after Polis sent shockwaves through the fashion world rocking a polo shirt and bowtie on the House floor, both meeting House fashion rules and representing the eclectic and creative fashion sense of Colorado’s 2nd District — so said the press release released on April 1, also known as APRIL FOOLS’ DAY.