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  • Olympic attire??????

    Not sure if this can go here, but I'm thinking of the Eventing riders. How do all of you feel about the "attire" shown on Eventing Nation. I'm not crazy about it and I don't think it looks like "eventing attire" I guess I just don't like it. . .

    I hope I change my mind.
    RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

    "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

  • #2
    What is on their heads? Is it a beret? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's not a cowboy hat (AGAIN), but who decided that we must always have a hat of some sort? I don't think that anyone on the team has hair that some serious styling couldn't help.
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    • #3
      That is the attire to be worn by all US athletes during the Opening Ceremonies. Are we sure that is what the US Eventing team will be wearing during the jogs?

      I hope not, because it's pretty fugly looking to me.


      • #4
        The US Olympic outfits always seem to fall somewhere between Love Boat and Sea Org.

        I know it's just my opinion but I don't think either 1970s Aaron Spelling TV or Scientology is a good template for Olympic uniforms.

        That gigantic logo would be offensive if there wasn't so much awfulness competing for one's attention.

        But, hey, it could be worse. You could be representing Spain.


        • #5
          Originally posted by JER View Post
          The US Olympic outfits always seem to fall somewhere between Love Boat and Sea Org.
          Diet Coke really stings the nasal passages, JER!
          When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


          • #6
            With that said, however, I actually really like them.

            They have some style and tailoring about them, which should accentuate an athletic body.
            When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


            • #7
              Yachting, anyone?
              "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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              • #8
                Bobby socks and a Beret? OMG...
                "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."


                • #9
                  Eh, the men look ok.

                  Hate the long skirt with the blazer for the women, don't see how that will be flattering for anyone. Either the blazer needs to be shorter and more tailored, or the skirt should be pencil-esque and hit at or above the knee. Slim fitting white pants for the women would be fine too.

                  Whatever they are wearing on their heads looks ridiculous.

                  He he, just looked at Spains, much worse
                  Last edited by Liebe-ist-Krieg; Jul. 10, 2012, 07:15 PM.


                  • #10
                    Hate the womans look. UGLY out of 1945. The white shoes throw me off as well on all the outfits.
                    I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


                    • #11
                      They're cream, not white ...


                      I stand by my like. The slight military look says "I'm here to win."
                      When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Robby Johnson View Post
                        I stand by my like. The slight military look says "I'm here to win."
                        Either that or they worked for IBM in the 1980s.


                        • #13
                          Whoever said that at least it's not as bad as Spain's is right. Just. Not. Right.

                          I saw a comment on Facebook that our athletes may as well be holding a French baguette to go with those Berets!


                          • #14
                            Opening ceremonies outfits just seem to be bad as a general rule. Always. But hey, it's Ralph Lauren so it must be some high fashion we just don't understand.
                            "As one of those weirdos that always enjoyed the grooming tasks that most others didn't, Kirsten decided it was time to make the most of it and create Shear Convenience Grooming"


                            • #15
                              Blame Ralphie; http://www.oregonlive.com/olympics/i...ts_return.html
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                              • #16
                                Are those double breasted jackets on the men? Oy. That, I can overlook, because at least they don't look uber-sloppy like the woman's outfit. Are those athletic shoes with socks under a poufy skirt? Really?

                                Where's the poodle?

                                WHY CAN'T WOMEN WEAR PANTS? And why does the womens outfit look like a 12 year old school girl?


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ShearConvenience View Post
                                  Opening ceremonies outfits just seem to be bad as a general rule. Always. But hey, it's Ralph Lauren so it must be some high fashion we just don't understand.
                                  I'm fairly certain no one, including the designers themselves, understands high fashion.

                                  As evidenced by this:

                                  or this:

                                  or this:


                                  • #18
                                    But what does the rain gear look like? Surely Ralph wouldn't have forgotten an umbrella or overcoat... after all, it has been known to rain over there a bit...


                                    • #19
                                      Oh well, I guess it's better than the ridiculous cowboy hats. But that Ralph Lauren logo . . . sheesh!

                                      I wonder if KOC has a closet full of Olympic outfits. Kind of like bridesmaid dresses, you don't really ever get to wear them again (no matter what the bride says).
                                      Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                      The Grove at Five Points


                                      • #20
                                        Nike's offerings;http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkm45...gallerycontent

                                        #8 is labeled for USA Equestrian - looks like Star Trek gear. None of it looks special.

                                        Team GB got Adidas and Stella McCartney; http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/artic...ympic-kit.html
                                        Last edited by Equibrit; Jul. 10, 2012, 07:57 PM.
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