This morning, the Prime Minister of Australia woke up, rode his bike to Old Parliament House and donated his blue Hermes tie to the Museum of Democracy.
The PM also donated his bike as part of the Pollie Pedal charity launch.
Here is the blue tie being tenderly held by an official in white gloves, presumably to keep the blueness in pristine condition.
It's an emotional day for the blue tie, which has been loyally wrapped around the neck of Tony Abbott nearly every day since Julia Gillard's controversial 'men in blue ties' speech.
I did notice a couple of years ago that Barack Obama and David Cameron, who are two of the coolest dudes in politics, tended to dress with a dark suit, a white shirt and a blue tie. I thought well, look, if it's good for them it's probably good for me.