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Ralph Lauren Reveals U.S. Team's Sochi Olympics Look: VIDEO

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Ralph Lauren, the fashion designer tasked with creating the U.S. Olympic team's opening ceremony looks, unveiled the outfits yesterday, and they sure are patriotic! After scandal struck when Lauren's 2012 designs were found to be "Made in China," the warm, wintry outfit for this year's games had to reflect U.S.A. all the way in both its look and creation. As such, Lauren sourced wool from Oregon, had it spun in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and then sent it off to California to be made into the patchwork sweaters, hats, and pants that U.S. athletes will be wearing come February 7th.

What do you think of the opening ceremony look? Tacky or fantastic?

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  1. Why do you advertise these anti-gay olympics?

    Posted by: litper | Jan 24, 2014 7:31:04 AM


  2. BS.
    Should be modelled by Duck Dynasty.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 24, 2014 7:39:44 AM


  3. Is it Ugly Sweater Day?

    Posted by: antisaint | Jan 24, 2014 7:41:31 AM


  4. Jeez are those clothes FUGLY!
    For the upcoming games, I think most folks would do well to wear Kevlar. I have a very bad feeling about the headlines we'll see.

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Jan 24, 2014 7:44:19 AM


  5. "You want American? I'll show you American!" :)

    Oh, and it's actually quite warm in Sochi, so they may be a little too hot if it's 100% wool.

    Posted by: Eugene | Jan 24, 2014 7:44:41 AM


  6. Ugly!

    Posted by: Josh | Jan 24, 2014 7:47:28 AM


  7. I'm sorry but Ralph Lauren's jackets look awful. They look like a patchwork quilt created by someone in a rush. Yikes....

    Posted by: jason | Jan 24, 2014 7:51:04 AM


  8. Ugly clothes for ugly people (anyone who attends these Olympics without vocally condemning Russian homophobia is a collaborator - and that especially includes the athletes - a group of people so selfish that they think their ability to win a medal trumps the human rights of millions - people like Johnny Weir in fact.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jan 24, 2014 7:54:29 AM


  9. Thank God the Canadians have a better outfit that that horrible look. I get the whole "uber American" thing but that is just ugly. I'd outright refuse to wear that anywhere during the Olympics.

    Posted by: Stephen | Jan 24, 2014 7:59:00 AM


  10. They're tacky and fantastic. They're tacktastic!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jan 24, 2014 7:59:08 AM


  11. I guess I'm in a minority here because I love these sweater jackets. They are completely in line with the other patch work garments in the Ralph Lauren Denim Supply line, which I like a lot.
    This does not imply that I support the Sochi Olympics in any way, but just looking at the jackets from a design perspective.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Jan 24, 2014 8:00:09 AM


  12. You see, this is what happens when you take the gay out of the Olympics. A str8 woman I know once said she would only wear clothes by a gay designer because str8 designers were awful. Ralph Lauren proves her point. Although, I must say, it couldn't happen to a nicer Olympics.

    Posted by: domyluc | Jan 24, 2014 8:07:40 AM


  13. how about the white sweatpants!!!!!!!!!! sweats????????

    Posted by: V-8 | Jan 24, 2014 8:11:34 AM


  14. I have to defend Ralph Lauren here -- he is clearly doing his best to piss all over these homophobic Olympics!

    Posted by: kit | Jan 24, 2014 8:20:10 AM


  15. I think the understated elegance of these may turn out to be Ralph Lauren's legacy.

    And @JackM, isn't the word fantacky?

    Posted by: Charlie | Jan 24, 2014 8:33:08 AM


  16. Gross!

    Posted by: Alan | Jan 24, 2014 8:34:07 AM


  17. i hope there's a rainbow flag across the back.

    Posted by: yup | Jan 24, 2014 8:35:27 AM


  18. they are loud and ugly for a reason: grabbing attention, just like cheese-dripping burgers on mcdonald's billboards and screaming cereal boxes on a supermarket shelf.
    they are advertisements for mr. lifshitz's brand.
    but the olympics... they're all about the human spirit... sure...
    i wonder what would happen if some athletes didn't wear them.

    Posted by: woody | Jan 24, 2014 8:36:13 AM


  19. I want one, love it. Opening ceremony at the Olympics is not a fashion competition. This sweater is an in your face statement. It's a loud, bold statement of national pride.

    Posted by: Christopher | Jan 24, 2014 8:43:52 AM


  20. Is RL paid for doing these god-awful so called "designs"??? They look just terrible.

    Posted by: Elvis | Jan 24, 2014 8:46:43 AM


  21. Would you sign and share my Change.org petition being sent to NBC and the International Olympic Committee called:

    "TOP TEN REASONS WHY WE WON'T BE WATCHING THE 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS". Let them know we won't support corporations and organizations that put money and profits ahead of people and human rights. Here's the web link: http://www.change.org/petitions/nbc-here-are-the-top-ten-reasons-why-we-won-t-be-watching-the-2014-sochi-olympics

    Posted by: Daniel McHugh | Jan 24, 2014 8:54:33 AM


  22. Oof. This sh*t is ugly. It's ugly from a design perspective or even a fishermans perspective.

    Posted by: whitneyisadude | Jan 24, 2014 8:55:47 AM


  23. Mr. Lauren needs to see an opthamologist, stat.

    Posted by: excy | Jan 24, 2014 8:56:46 AM


  24. Mr. Lauren needs to see an opthamologist, stat.

    Posted by: excy | Jan 24, 2014 8:57:09 AM


  25. ...come on --- it doesn't matter what you think. There is no doubt as to what country these outfits represent and the 'patchwork' motif is as old as the country - the making of patchwork quilts is in our heritage and we're certainly a 'patchwork' group of people - the country is made up of peoples from everywhere - the mix is what makes us strong - it's unfortunate that some bigots don't see it that way.

    Posted by: George Deeming | Jan 24, 2014 9:22:18 AM


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