Ralph Lauren Reveals Team USA Sochi Olympics Uniforms
Souvenir hunters, rejoice: U.S. athletes will walk the opening ceremony in grandpa sweaters complete with stars and stripes.
Ralph Lauren has debuted its Team USA uniforms for the Sochi Olympics' opening ceremony, and the goods are as patriotic as one might expect -- think stars, stripes and multicolor rings, otherwise known as the Olympics logo. Nothing earth-shattering here, just a sweater with some American touches that looks like it came out of a Hallmark commercial.
The complete look features a knitted grandpa cardigan detailed with an overwhelming amount of pattern and patchwork ($598), a cream cotton turtleneck sweater ($245), slim-fitting white fleece athletic pants ($165), black leather boots with red laces ($395), and a cotton belt accented with jacquard tape featuring patriotic graphics ($75). For fans interested in dressing up like their favorite U.S. athletes, each piece will be available for purchase at RalphLauren.com and TeamUSAShop.org.
"It is a privilege to be a part of dressing Team USA during the Sochi Games,” said David Lauren, Ralph Lauren executive vice president of advertising, marketing and corporate communications, in a statement. "It’s a proud moment for us to watch these premier athletes as they walk out representing our nation on a global stage in front of billions of people worldwide."
The uniforms -- made completely in the United States -- were unveiled by American curlers Jared Zezel and Jessica Schultz on NBC's Today Show on Thursday.
See the full outfits -- modeled by women's hockey forward Julie Chu and men's hockey left-winger Zach Parise -- below.