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Olympic Fashion: Remember the Pants


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Posted Jan 9, 2014 @ 11:42 PM

Which pants? The breakout star of the last winter Olympics, of course!

Discuss uniforms, spandex, opening and closing ceremony outfits here.

Edited by Trini Girl, Jan 9, 2014 @ 11:44 PM.

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Posted Jan 10, 2014 @ 12:54 AM

The official staff uniform looks like it came out of the less popular sequel Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Paintball-Damaged Patchwork Quilt.


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Posted Jan 10, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Oh gosh, that looks worse than Germany's opening ceremonies team kit:

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_4030737.html


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Posted Jan 10, 2014 @ 8:04 PM

Benjamin Moore called - he'd like his paints back.
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Posted Jan 16, 2014 @ 1:43 AM

Despite the controversy over the Team USA Summer Games uniforms not made in the USA, Ralph Lauren decided it would be appropriate to have the Winter Games uniforms made in China - http://dailycaller.c...ot-made-in-usa/


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Posted Jan 16, 2014 @ 6:27 AM

That article is from July of 2012. The winter team uniforms are made in the USA.


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Posted Jan 16, 2014 @ 3:57 PM

No, they aren't.  They were designed in the USA but manufactured outside of the country.

 

The U.S., Canadian and Russian uniforms by Columbia were manufactured in Vietnam. - http://www.oregonliv...unveils_20.html


Edited by corvus13, Jan 16, 2014 @ 7:03 PM.

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Posted Jan 17, 2014 @ 7:50 PM

The actual uniforms were made exclusively in the USA. Ralph Lauren really turned it out. I know little old ladies that sat in kitchens spinning yarn for these outfits.

http://nypost.com/20...ade-in-the-usa/


However the gear worn by various disciplines are not part of that talley. Nike did a lot of team gear and none of that was US made. So it's a little of each.
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Posted Jan 21, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

The Norwegian curling team's uniforms - https://scontent-b-s...482307462_n.jpg


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Posted Jan 21, 2014 @ 11:33 PM

Those outfits aren't just loud -- they're seizure-inducing!


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Posted Jan 21, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

-- they're seizure-inducing!


Competitive advantage? :D
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Posted Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Instead of China, they apparently hired the nation's grandmas to knit the US teams opening sweaters!....
http://fansided.com/...emony-uniforms/
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Posted Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Here is the link to Nike's 'training gear and olympic village' outfits.  A lot of their items can be purchased on Nike's website.  I like the hoodies.

 

http://www.hollywood...es-slick-667325


So I'm a little miffed with Nike.  They have this fabulous site showing me all the really cute Olympic gear that I can buy.  One problem, the really cute USOC sweatshirt that is on the site is not available when you click the shop this gear link.  They are showing probably 50 items in the womens section and yet actually only have 9 of them for sale.  What's that all about?


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Posted Jan 24, 2014 @ 7:45 PM

Found out last weekend that an acquaintance will be on Team USA officiating in curling. Can't wait to hear his reaction to the uniform he's being forced to wear. We'll be meeting up the first week in March - I'll make him bring his jacket and see how it looks in person....
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Posted Jan 25, 2014 @ 3:02 AM

reply to post #9..."We are four wild and crazy guys!"


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Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 5:33 PM

 

Instead of China, they apparently hired the nation's grandmas to knit the US teams opening sweaters!....

 

Looks to me like they picked the wrong grandmas.  I could recommend several who could knit them without making it look like someone ate a bunch of red, white and blue yarn and upchucked it.


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Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 7:03 PM

I'm definitely in the minority but I kind of like the American sweaters.

 

I definitely love the peacoat.


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Posted Jan 27, 2014 @ 6:43 PM

Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe (who is a German prince) is the only Mexican contestant in the Winter Olympics.  His skiing costume is designed to look like a mariachi musician.  http://i.kinja-img.c...dspm33sljpg.jpg


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Posted Jan 28, 2014 @ 12:32 AM

He's just hot enough to pull that look off, in my opinion, but I'd like to know how he's going to ski in that thing.


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Posted Jan 28, 2014 @ 12:48 AM

I think it's all just one piece, printed on the material.


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Posted Jan 28, 2014 @ 1:12 AM

Yeah, it looks like the bodysuit version of a tuxedo shirt.


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Posted Jan 28, 2014 @ 3:39 PM

That photo looks like his head was photoshopped onto the body.


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Posted Jan 28, 2014 @ 11:34 PM

I'm quite satisfied with the Canadian team uniforms this year, particularly those duffle coats, as well as the snowboarding uniforms and the inspiration for their design.


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Posted Jan 29, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

It's nice to see that our neighbors to the North have gotten it right once again.  Way to go, Canada!


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Posted Jan 29, 2014 @ 9:49 PM

 

His skiing costume is designed to look like a mariachi musician.

The Three Amigos ride again!


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Posted Jan 30, 2014 @ 1:21 PM

 

The actual uniforms were made exclusively in the USA. Ralph Lauren really turned it out. I know little old ladies that sat in kitchens spinning yarn for these outfits.

http://nypost.com/20...ade-in-the-usa/

 

Gahhhhh, I want that peacoat!!!!!

 

Upon close inspection, the German uniforms don't really look like rainbows.  They're just colorful.  Very, very colorful.

 

I am totally on board with the wacky Curling pants!


Edited by Katrinawitch, Jan 30, 2014 @ 1:40 PM.

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Posted Jan 31, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

Gahhhhh, I want that peacoat!!!!!

 

ME TOO. Avail for the low, low price of $750.00!


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Posted Feb 1, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

(sigh) I am in love with Canada's Olympic Uni - but it's so freaking expensive. I love my country, and I support team Canada in everything, I ain't spending 450++ on that [gorgeous] coat. I do love the snowboarding outfits. if they had managed to do that for all the sports [speed skating, etc], it would have been amazing. 


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Posted Feb 2, 2014 @ 1:51 PM

 

I'm quite satisfied with the Canadian team uniforms this year, particularly those duffle coats...

I love that black sweater with the red maple leaf on the chest, so cute!


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Posted Feb 2, 2014 @ 6:13 PM

Canadian skeleton team and their cool/scary helmets.


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