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Team USA's Olympic Sweaters...Really?

 
Team USA's Olympic Sweaters...Really?
Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 4:40am

When I saw Team USA's Olympic sweaters on 'Today' last week- I thought- "this has to be a joke, right?"

It's not. Here's the story...

Last week, Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA's Olympic Opening Ceremony Uniform, and the only good thing that can be said about it is that at least they were made in America – unlike the 2012 uniform that caused an uproar for being manufactured overseas.  

It looks like Ralph Lauren wants the U.S. Olympic team to win an ugly Christmas sweater contest. These sweaters are seriously something to behold. Let's just start with the white sweatpants that say 2012 down the right calf (Seriously, sweatpants?) and then move on to the grandma-like, button-down sweater/blazer that is covered in stars, stripes, Olympic Rings, flags and more ... so much more. The whole look is topped off with a knit winter hat that's just as busy as the sweater. It's one of those hats with the ear coverings and the strings that hang down. Um ... cute? 

The Twitter response to the uniform reveal has not been kind, either. It's safe to say that most people wouldn't be caught dead wearing the ugly sweater ... unless it was a joke. But if you are so inclined, you can buy one for yourself for just $595 (HLN)

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