Tuesday, February 4, 2014

No need to shout U-S-A! The Olympic uniforms speak for themselves

I like that Ralph Lauren's new Olympic opening ceremony uniforms were made in the USA – but what American made these?

The new look to be worn by TEAM USA at the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russa were modelled by American Olympic ice hockey players Julie Chu and Zach Parise on Thursday. They feature a knit patchwork cardigan emblazoned with big stars, American flag and the Olympic rings. It's being worn with a cream cotton turtleneck, white athletic pants and black leather boots. Completing the ensemble is a wool reindeer hat - with braided tassels - and of course red, white, and blue make up the hat's pattern.

I get him wanting to reflect his patriotism. It's the Olympics. His designs will be premiered on an international stage. He's also proving that he got the message during the 2012 London games - voiced by critics who were more than disappointed to hear that Lauren's TEAM USA uniforms were made in China. "A dynamic mix of patriotic references in a classic color palette of red, white and navy defines the Ralph Lauren 2014 Team USA Opening ceremony uniform, which is proudly Made in America," the company said in a statement Thursday.

Still, I think he could have conveyed his message with one less star or stripe.


As for team Norway -– I love that they're trying to draw attention to the game of curling.



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