Granted: the Politics Show has a fairly informal dress code. The team call it 'continental elegance' but whatever you care to call it, I did wonder whether the First Minister had taken it just a bit too far yesterday.
Now I know you care about this sort of thing because of all the entries on Newsnight's blog, guess which one broke the record for the highest number of comments ever - 348 in all? It was this one in which Jeremy Paxman asked whether Newsnight presenters should wear ties or not.
Adrian Masters wasn't wearing one on the Politics Show yesterday. Neither was Rhodri Morgan. It wouldn't have gone with the jumper, the one he wore last week to see Timmy Mallett in panto in Porthcawl; the one that made you think he'd rushed to the studio from his allotment; the one that made it rather hard to listen to what he had to say.
But listen we did, especially to his response to Peter Hain's message last week that the Assembly Government won't be allowed to ban smacking.
Why won't they? Because it's not within the Assembly's competence. It would involve the Criminal Justice System - not devolved so out of bounds.
Simple? The Wales Office seem to think so. Mind you they also seemed to think Rhodri Morgan was "more than happy" to agree with them and that wasn't the impression he gave yesterday.
What he did say was that Whitehall feel so strongly about the ban on smacking being dropped, that they'd rather scupper the whole LCO than allow an Order that fails to make absolutely clear that the Assembly cannot bring in a ban on smacking. The Assembly Government don't really want to set that sort of precedent for the future.
This is how the First Minister put it: "What they (Whitehall) are saying is if you want to have the ability to have a measure in the future which would enable you to remove the so-called reasonable chastisement defence against common assault charges - parent to child or parental guardian to child, then we won't let you have the LCO at all, so on that condition we are really being obliged to rewrite the LCO".
And in case we didn't get it the first time:
" ... if you want that power in there, or any doubt about whether you want that power, you won't have the LCO at all."
Today the Wales Office say there's nothing in the 'blocking move' story. But then they also say that unless the Order is redrafted so it's made explicit that the Assembly can't bring in a smacking ban, then they won't get any of the powers.
Now I'm not sure if this is just the predicted "London calls the tune" story or not; but I'm pretty sure it's a story. And the very well placed WAG insider who said something about 'big brother politics' as I walked by this morning seemed to agree.