Each and every piece of the uniform is grossly overpriced.
Perhaps the average Jack/Jill can pick up one of these uniquely fashionable
outfits very cheap at the local second hand store in a couple of years.
I like them - they are very lively. Would I wear this outfit? Absolutely - if
I could afford it.
It looks different and different does not always mean that it is bad.
wow all these people are so negative! I for one support our country and say USA!
$1573, wowI'd be happy to represent the US wearing a $73 outfit
and feeding $150 families instead.
aceroinox,I only clicked the "comment" button to say
"Ugly Christmas Sweater". You beat me to it.What's
worse about this is the fact that it was approved by people and real money has
gone into it.
Wow, those are ugly. Even the models look embarrassed to wear them. I
can't imagine a world class athlete paying for that outfit. Dangerous is
In one word: UGLY!
Why is the USOC still allowing Ralph Lauren to experiment with styling over-kill
at the expense of the athletes and the American public. There must be at a
minimum, 10 different styling elements in the featured USA Olympic sweater.
Whatever happened to simplicity and good taste. Ralph Lauren needs to go, and
the USOC should provide fellow Americans the chance to submit team clothing
designs, from which the public could choose the best design through popular
vote. Even though it's just clothing it makes a statement to the world
about America's image.
$1573 for an outfit that looks just plain awful.It would have been
so much better to have held a national contest and picked the best design from
amongst the entries. It would have done wonders for the designer's
reputation and given US all something we could have taken pride in.I
agree with CoolCool, this is what happens when you have too many "Yes"
men and women in an organization. Somewhere along the way, someone should have
put their foot down and said, "Is this really the best design we can come up
This is why fashion designers and sports should never mix (looking at you Nike).
Ralph Lauren simply doesn't "get it".
@the truthThere tends to be more flags & patriotic symbols at
Republican conventions. No need to get defensive - nobody's attacking your
Those outfits are horrible. It looks like the DEMOCRAT National Convention threw
up. No wonder Ralph Lauren hasn't been a relevant fashion brand in 10 years
- their designs stink.What does party politics have to do with it?
This is what happens when bosses surround themselves with "yes-men."
There is no way this design goes through an objective approval process with
anyone other than underlings who are afraid to make their boss mad.
I have to admit my first reaction was "ugly Christmas sweater". I
can't imagine they'll be anywhere near as popular to non-Olympians as
some previous uniforms, 2002 especially.
Those outfits are horrible. It looks like the Republican National Convention
threw up. No wonder Ralph Lauren hasn't been a relevant fashion brand in
10 years - their designs stink.