Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms for the Sochi Olympics are a patchwork of American “symbolism”. No one seems to know what the people at Ralph Lauren were thinking when it comes to the design, but unlike the China made uniforms from 2 years ago, these were at least made in ‘Murica.
“We’ve learned a lot,” concedes David Lauren, Ralph’s son and the company’s executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and communications. “This is an important issue for many Americans and one we have fully embraced, and we want to continue to lead the way and find all kinds of vendors who can produce amazing products made in America.”
I’m not even sure if Bill Cosby would approve of those sweaters.
On the brighter side, at least they don’t look like Germany’s cornucopia of colors that look like Rainbow Brite and her crew threw up all over:
Come February, let’s root for Team USA, even though they’re wearing sweat pants and a quilter’s nightmare. But then again, taking a second look at Germany’s uniform, the uniform is not so bad after all.