Saturday, January 25, 2014

US Olympic Sweaters

There is a saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  The same goes for ugly.  I've just read an article about the knitted Ralph Lauren sweaters that the US Olympic athletes will be wearing during the opening ceremonies in Sochi in which there is this comment:  "However ugly the uniforms are, there will be no doubt about where the athletes come from." You can read the article for yourself by clicking here, and there are other write-ups if you do a search.

Personally, I rather like the sweaters.  The women's sweaters are the same.  I find them to be fun, relaxed and cheerful.  I do have a few things that I would change, however.  First, I don't think the sweater should be worn with a pair of sweatpants, especially white sweatpants.  A pair of nice, crisp cotton trousers or slacks would have looked better, in my opinion.  The sleeves are too long.  I have an aversion to sweaters that fit well, except for the length of the sleeves.  It makes the sweater look sloppy to me.  And last, I know that these were designed by Ralph Lauren, but for heaven's sake, leave the advertising off of the sweater.  I don't like the word "POLO" right up front and center.  It's about the Olympics, not Ralph Lauren.  There will be enough hype in the media that he'll get all the free advertising he can use.  If he had to leave his mark on the sweater, it could have been more subtle. 

From a personal standpoint, being a big hockey fan, I like that the model is an NHL player:  Minnesota Wild left winger, Zach Parise.

1 comment:

Dayana Knits said...

Agreed on the POLO mark right up front. Ridiculous.