: Does anyone else find the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms pretty awful?



orconn
08-06-12, 05:27 PM
I know they were design by Ralph Lauren's firm and were made in China, but that's not an excuse for such uninspired warm up suits for our team members. I mean really, to me, they come across as gray prison outfits. Even the lettering on the back is boring and uninspired. Every time I see an interview with one of the medal winners I am taken aback by these poorly design gray uniforms. The uniforms that our athletes are wearing in competition aren't aren't going to win any prizes for looks or style either.

Lauren's "Yachting" motive for the Opening Ceremonies were really rather hackneyed and show a total lack of youthful vitality. They might have been appropriate for some dated Ralph Lauren Polo ad harkening back to a Gatsby lawn party .....but came off as "just off the rack!"

I think whoever was on the uniforms selection committee should be forever banned from any future section process!!!!

gary88
08-06-12, 07:34 PM
Well, it's not a fashion show :noidea:

They're good in a way because this way your eyes are focused away from the neutral gray jackets and directed towards their faces where you can see their emotions, plus the shiny gold medals contrast nicely against them. Gray makes life 10x easier for the photographers too.

http://i.imgur.com/uzmIW.jpg

dkozloski
08-06-12, 07:44 PM
Let'em wear BDUs.

MrHolland
08-06-12, 08:23 PM
Well, it's not a fashion show :noidea:

They're good in a way because this way your eyes are focused away from the neutral gray jackets and directed towards their faces where you can see their emotions, plus the shiny gold medals contrast nicely against them. Gray makes life 10x easier for the photographers too.

http://i.imgur.com/uzmIW.jpg
^^I agree, sometimes less is more.

orconn
08-06-12, 08:31 PM
Sorry, they look like hand me downs from Commissar Ivanovich's "Gulag Collection!"

dkozloski
08-06-12, 09:41 PM
Sorry, they look like hand me downs from Commissar Ivanovich's "Gulag Collection!"So what's bad about that?

Submariner409
08-06-12, 10:32 PM
Well, let's see - do we vote for a flashy RW&B star-studded fireworks display in satin, or do we go with a conservative "We're here to do business" motif ???

I will say the Chinese red and gold dragon theme was pretty classy............ maybe orconn would have liked satin jackets with a '57 Chevy embroidered on the back and a bowtie on the left breast ???

CadillacLuke24
08-06-12, 11:43 PM
Meh, they're alright. Nothing special, but nothing that would make Liberace Jealous.

MrHolland
08-07-12, 12:25 AM
Nothing like the Bosco designed uniforms in which Spain was clad!!!

ben.gators
08-07-12, 01:51 AM
I did like the Russian uniform!

http://en.rian.ru/images/17497/74/174977494.jpg

The-Dullahan
08-07-12, 03:27 AM
If their uniforms were more practical, it would hold my attention. Especially since they are "competing" in London of all places.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vtPO4XMukt4/T0JVOPyd29I/AAAAAAAAAts/yXJXUrM-1TU/s1600/warrior%2Bwoman.jpg
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/sm/custom/cc95ba35be.jpg
(Random selection from Google Image Search of Irish Women)


You had better believe I wear only my best when in England.

orconn
08-07-12, 01:34 PM
I did like the Russian uniform!

http://en.rian.ru/images/17497/74/174977494.jpg

The American Gold Medalist agrees, "Yeah, I know, these uniforms really suck!"

CadillacLuke24
08-07-12, 02:19 PM
That and the chump next to her appears to be an 11 on the 1-10 scale of OBNOXIOUS

EcSTSatic
08-07-12, 03:04 PM
Are you kidding !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlGz2LjPl-E&feature=player_embedded

CTS4MATION
08-07-12, 11:06 PM
Are you kidding !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlGz2LjPl-E&feature=player_embedded

Yea, they definitely screwed the pooch on thier picks! HAHAHA