IT’S FASHION FRIDAY
Grier Hopkins in Paul Bunyan, the musical?
The photo is from an election fundraiser coming up Sept. 18 in Anchorage, and Hopkins’ invitation shows what manly men do in the fall in Fairbanks — chop wood in their $249 Arcteryx down vest, with muscle-fitting, purple-on-teal plaid shirt, while gazing off into the bright future of a legislative aide-turned-representative.
For the prop department, we’re not sure that his ax has gotten any real use in awhile, but the costume department is on point for Juneau, where Xtratuf boots are de rigueur.
Hopkins, the son of former Fairbanks mayor Luke Hopkins, is running for the District 4 seat being vacated by Rep. David Guttenberg, where he says he will continue carrying on Guttenberg’s legacy.
He has the support of the Democrat A-listers, including Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, and the governor’s Chief of Staff Scott Kendall, (his inlaw), as his Anchorage invitation shows:
If nothing else, Hopkins is fashion-forward for Fairbanks woodcutters, showing that you can chop wood, carry water, pass legislation, and look like you just stepped out of an REI photo shoot.
Meanwhile, his opponent Jim Sackett is a Cabela’s sort of guy — more camo and less purply, if you will, as seen in the center of this 2013 hunting photo:
Then there’s petition candidate Tim Lamkin, who gets the prize for “he-whom-the-camera-loves-the-best” of the candidates for House District 4. Lamkin has been known to sport a man bun on occasion, while at other times seen in nearly Elizabethan-era attire, ala Jane Austin’s “Mr. Darcy,” but with beach hair.