Bolo Alert: Dress Code Change Sought For Tie

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The bolo tie is New Mexico's official neckware. Even so, the Western fashion classic is not allowed on the floor of the state's House of Representatives. A New Mexico lawmaker has introduced a resolution allowing his colleagues to sport the string tie. The measure goes to the House floor for a vote. Fashion police will be on the lookout for violators.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. New Mexico's state bird is the roadrunner, and its official state neckwear is the bolo. That means a string tie ought to get a man into any place that demands a tie. Except, it turns out, the floor of the state legislature. A New Mexico state representative has now introduced a resolution to allow lawmakers to sport bolo ties. He's tried before, no luck, but perhaps this year's message of change will extend to the sartorial. It's Morning Edition.

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