The uniforms that athletes representing the United States will wear in the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next month in Sochi have been unveiled and, um, can they be re-veiled?
That’s the immediate, general reaction to the clothing, which debuted on “Today.”
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) January 23, 2014
Even America’s finest physical specimens may have a tough time making these look good.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 23, 2014
The duds, er, togs, were designed by Ralph Lauren and were made in the United States. The wool, from Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and knit
by your grandma in California, USA Today reports.
Julie Chu, a member of the hockey team, interpreted the design for USA Today.
“What I really enjoy when [I] look at it is I can see the patriotic spirit. When everyone’s wearing it together, it makes a bold statement.”
That it does.
You, too, can make a bold statement: the cardigan with stars goes for $598, the cotton turtleneck sweater is, the fleece athletic pants bearing the “Team USA” label are a steal at $165, the black leather boots with red laces are $395 and the reindeer hat is $95. Proceeds go to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Betsy Ross, cover your eyes. The Team USA Opening Ceremony uniforms are… Interesting? http://t.co/5yLfMI7dMa
— rEvolution (@littlerbigE) January 23, 2014
— Justin Alexander (@jistinalexander) January 23, 2014
Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms are here. Uhh… http://t.co/SdkhHyXWd5
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 23, 2014
So the USA team uniforms for Olympics are just horrible. Grandads sweater meets hipster meets craft fair. #usolympics
— Joey Archibald (@joeyarchibald) January 23, 2014
— Scott Bregman (@sbregman87) January 23, 2014