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  1. #1
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    Default Ralph Lauren logo bigger than US Flag on uniforms

    Aly Raisman is on the Today Show and I'm furious. Her USA team jacket or whatever official garment she's wearing has a U.S. flag on her right front, and on the opposite side on the dark blue jacket is an enormous white Ralph Lauren polo pony logo. It's bright white and huge. Actually larger the the American flag.

    I cannot believe that the USOC didn't say Take That Thing OFF.



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    I'm not American, but normally I like the US uniforms......just not this time! I thought the opening ceremony outfits looked like kids from the 1940's heading off to war!
    Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!



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    Here today, gone tomorrow...



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    Was the flag even on the outfits they wore at the opening ceremonies?

    If it was, it was much less visible than the Polo logo.

    I have nothing against that brand. But that was inappropriate.



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    The flag was on the opening ceremony outfit. It was inside of a circle above the olympic rings. The original uniform, though (the one they first released photos of), had the RL logo on the blazer and no flag (but it was on the beret).

    The jacket in question: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...65715#48565715

    That link is to the interview itself, I couldn't find a picture.

    I'm not horrified by it, but it is slightly annoying.



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    Thankfully there is no RL pony to be found whatsoever on the Gold Medal winning US womens soccer team jackets as worn during the ceremony - and that's the way it should be.

    Even marketing whores like Nike know when to tone it down as evidenced by a swish logo no bigger than normal. If only Ralph had a clue that it only creates resentment.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RLastInstallment View Post
    The original uniform, though (the one they first released photos of), had the RL logo on the blazer and no flag.
    That's the blazer I remembered- giant logo, no flag.



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