Imagine our excitement when the latest Monona City Council video went up for us watch. With a wide assortment of suits, ties, sports coats and who-knows-what-else, it’s a feast for any fashion maven.
Let’s start it off with alderman Jim Busse. Busse didn’t do the jacket thing but he came across nicely. The blue shirt and tie looked sharp. We loved the nice vibrant blue color of the shirt. Way to go, Jim.
Next is Dennis Kugle – looking frighteningly like a non-gray bearded Jim Busse – Kugle lands on the not-so great-side of the fashion scorecard with the white/beige sport coat. He wore a perfectly respectable blue shirt and tie, but the jacket just was not a winner.
The next contestant is Mayor Kahl. With his impeccability coiffed hair (I think it would be more crunchy than greasy), the mayor did well with the old fashioned suit-and-tie get up. The shirt was a a light purple (or maybe just white – can’t tell very well) with a matching stripped tie. Thumbs up from the fashion gods.
And now the newcomer. Scott Munson is at his first meeting. How will the stylists judge his initial appearance? Well, if he was dressed straight out of Apollo 13 or the Right Stuff, he’s perfect! Even the hair is circa 1967. But then, white shirt, tie – can you go wrong? Can you go right?
Jeff Wiswell sported a gray jacket and a tie that we just couldn’t make out on the video. Anyhow, it was perfectly respectable – if somewhat old school looking. Perhaps Wiswell and Munson can make a 60’s era Dragnet-like cop show together – the craggy veteran and the enthusiastic rookie.
Mike Veserat wore a sorta pee (yes, we mean urine) colored shirt. Okay, it wasn’t that bad, and at least he brought some color to the proceeding. And we give him credit for being the only guy to where a tie that didn’t have strips or was a solid color (maybe Wiswell’s had some design, but we can’t say for sure).
Finally, Doug Wood was resoundingly dull with a light colored, short-sleeved button shirt and stone washed khakis from 1992. We have to admit that he did look the most comfortable of the entire bunch.
So, in a cage match for fashion championship of the Monona City Council, who wins?
Are you kidding? Does anyone win with this lot! We think not. They all looked pretty much the same (except Doug Wood). Tie, shirt, jacket (mostly). At least in school board the women give the whole thing some excitement.