February 7, 2014

Winter Olympics

I have to admit that I like the summer Olympics much more than the winter ones, but it’s still fun to watch the skating and skiing, and the other things they do in cold weather…

I was a little put off by the USA winter uniforms, even though they were designed by Ralph Lauren and made in the USA. image

I think the sweaters are too busy and the message gets lost in all of the clutter. And I’d like to see the Polo name be a bit smaller and not so front-and-center! We all know that RL Polo did the uniforms, so he should be a little less conspicuous. IMO!

I like the closing ceremony outfits more, but I don’t love them. Are they wearing sweatpants? image

All that being said, ours are miles better than some of the other winter uniforms.

Like these horrors from Germany:image

France looking a bit austere:image

Hudson’s Bay designed Canada’s uniforms:image

H&M designed Sweden’s:image

Uh, these are from the Netherlands. I wonder if the designer knew these people were going to a sports event.image

Russia’s uniforms, at least they’re dressed for cold weather, not work.image

Poland’s uniforms make me cold just to look at them:image

The Czech uniforms look like something landed on their heads:image

Latvia’s uniforms are just dire, and they still have the tags on them:image

Apparently, our snowboarders are going for the homeless chic look. Not good.image

Last, but not least, the Norwegian Curling Team:image

I think I am having a seizure!

22 comments:

  1. Frances Ayers, Bryn Mawr 04, works for RL and was designed the beret for our last olympics. I love the red/blue pea coat (agree about the logo though). The fashion world has finally caught on to the notion of gym-to-street active wear. So, with that goal in mind, I believe that's what the design team was going for. Remember RL got more than it's share of criticism for the "clubby cocktail" look from the last summer olympics. I actually like the pants and the sweater seems very 70s to me. Part of the "curling culture" is outlandish gear so I love the Norwegian uniforms.

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  2. I didn't get to see the ceremony so I loved this review! I must say the French look like they are spectators rather than the athletes. But I can't wait to watch the curling matches - I love them for some reason!

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    1. Not sure I've ever seen a curling match!

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    1. I know. The opening ceremonies ought to be interesting!

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    1. Glad I could start your day with a laugh!

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  5. Who knew Norway had such a zany sense of humor?

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  6. If you can't have fun doing sporting events, what's the point? Obviously all the teams are trying to give us something fun and different to look at. Good on them. I actually love the German outfits, and the curling suits ROCK. I hate Ralph Lauren anyway, and his team suits look exactly like I would have expected them to. Oh, well. Yawn.

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    1. I think that the RL sweaters are too junked up.

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  7. oh i LOVE Latvias! you don't?? I would wear that myself!

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  8. I agree that the USA pants look too much like sweat....does RL not know the world thinks most Americans already think we skitch around in sweats anyway?

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  9. Life can be funnier than a comedy show! Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. Watching men's skating now and they have some frightening outfits. No man should wear illusion netting.

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  10. all I can say is OMG. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  11. I like RL sheets but not these that look like someone went to a 1980's thrift store. I'm ok with the Germans. I'm sure they knew they were garish, unlike RL.

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