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sbanet
07-16-2012, 06:00 PM
If they didn't look like absolute crap, where they were made would probably make little difference. One of the guys on the handball team tweeted that nobody will get lost in the Olympic village now.

http://ep01.epimg.net/deportes/imagenes/2012/07/14/actualidad/1342299560_294320_1342299837_noticia_normal.jpg

Gah! I hope this teaches the Spanish government (and the Spanish fashion industry) a lesson. :cold:

I'd say that Bosco offering to produce the kit for free was an offer that was hard to resist, although it might have been nice if one of the Spanish designers had been brought in to collaborate.

ETA. Fwiw, I don't think the Spanish opening ceremonies outfits are all that bad. ;)

sweetsparky
07-18-2012, 07:27 PM
I donīt feel right now any special love for Spanish Government but of this fiasco is just to be blamed the Spanish Olympic Committee, and his (no words can make justice to his level of competence, and not just cause this last one) President fault. They have full independence for this kind of contracts and decisions, and they should have asked for and approved the designs with more time. And now they should be forced to wear these themselves.

IMO these costumes are :wideeyes: :eek: :confused: :rofl: laughable. I guess Bosco really wanted to open a new market and so they made a good offer. If so, they really are now known, but I predict that after this their success in Spanish market will be, more or less, in the level of Pinocchio work chances in a sawmill :P

Come on, combining red and yellow is quite enough a task, for a reason our real sport equipments are usually just red, red and blue or red and white with just some yellow, usually small details but some exceptions. So why all those strange design details especially in the necks of the jackets and tracksuits :confused:.

Anyway this fashion nightmare is also positive, the jokes in the web are endless (like that these arenīt the clothes for winning gold but for stealing copper, or a poligonero (Spanish chav) dream if a big gold necklace had been added, or that our sport fashion is just in the same level of our economy, right at the bottom :P ) and right now we need some laughs :lol:

sbanet
07-19-2012, 12:49 AM
Anyway this fashion nightmare is also positive, the jokes in the web are endless (like that these arenīt the clothes for winning gold but for stealing copper, or a poligonero (Spanish chav) dream if a big gold necklace had been added, or that our sport fashion is just in the same level of our economy, right at the bottom :P ) and right now we need some laughs :lol:

[[[hugs]]]

Although that Bosco sport shirt is truly hideous, cheer up, for the opening ceremonies it could be worse...

Have you seen what Portugal (http://olympicfanatic.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trajes-olc3admpicos_apresentac3a7c3a3o_558x339.jpg?w=430&h=260) will be wearing? :scream:

ioana
07-19-2012, 12:52 AM
Have you seen what Portugal (http://olympicfanatic.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trajes-olc3admpicos_apresentac3a7c3a3o_558x339.jpg?w=430&h=260) will be wearing? :scream:

Between them and the Brits, this is turning into a flight attendants' parade.

And Spain'd better not have their fútbol team wearing that monstrosity on the field. My bf deserves better :drama:

sbanet
07-19-2012, 01:00 AM
Here's a link to a blog with a dose of irreverent commentary on a few of the 2012 Olympic uniform kits...

http://olympicfanatic.com/2012/07/11/london-preview-its-time-for-athletes-to-sashay-into-london/

4rkidz
07-19-2012, 06:22 AM
Oh.. I like Romania's.. that is different.. casual yet chic IMHO :cool: The GB athletic stuff is starting to grow on me.. saw some different pics of them from FB and thought they looked quite sharp.. but overall my top is still the Dutch.. When I'm over next summer I'm hoping I might be able to finally get some orange sporting wear :D I really like their winter and summer clothing.. they never disappoint..

os168
07-20-2012, 05:08 PM
Clearly Germany was totally addicted to SS's Ken and Barbie program, they decided to conceive their Olympics uniform around it.

http://tennis-buzz.com/german-olympic-team-uniform/

At least it is better than their 2008 efforts
http://www.thelocal.de/sport/20080501-11631.html (looks like they are playing for Netherland, what were they thinking!?)

Surprisingly, i realy like it. Youthful, vibrant. It matches the London 2012 Olympics colour palette well, one of the few designs referenced it properly (Something all designer should think about). Although the colour application has pushed back gender politics by about 20 years, pink for girl, blue for boy, really?! What imagination. They could have mixed and match a little.

But then again retro is in, apparently so is right wing politics in Germany, so it seems fitting. At least they are all wearing white pants and water proofs which are perfect for the English Summer! :lol: So we get form + function! The scarf might be a bit much, but then it can double as a hankie for these dreaded hay fevers, or a headscarf in case it drizzles!

I like the fact this is a practical gear they can get to wear well after the Olympics. Can't say the same for others national uniforms we have seen. many deserves to be exorcised/burned immediately and never to be seen again. Can't imagine many would be wearing them walking down London without people point and laugh. (yes I am talking about the Spanish Ming the Merciless effort.)

In conclusion, Germans are not boring or predictable as the Brit often thinks, in fact judging by their choice of uniforms, the opposite is true. This lot is ready for partying with the Jamaicans, while everyone else is there going through some boring ceremony in their unfortunate school attires - With the exception of French going for their own catwalk looking too kool for school; the Dutch the most preppy of the lot; while the Americans all wearing their pony ready for war.

Icetalavista
07-21-2012, 07:21 PM
To add a sarcastic snark re the GIANT PONY on the US uniforms and the fact that they're made in China: what could be more American than outsourced clothing with corporate identification? :EVILLE: x infinity

Icetalavista
07-21-2012, 07:57 PM
Really liked the German pink hightops and Belize's women's hat, also the orange Dutch trench. I'm afraid Portugal looks like staffers at a convention for my former software employer. Why did Italy and France go black & white? You could have the same cut in more interesting colors. Yeah, yeah I know - minimalist chic and all that. Some of us look bad in black and white.

Jamaica's outfits will be flying off the shelves. The women's opening ceremony outfit is esp cute!

Ukraine's outfits are part of the reason we watch the opening ceremonies. Disco trainwreck! Fun!

re the poster who wondered how Dutch men could stand to wear a tulip...at the Salt Lake olympics, I went to a few speedskating events and the national warm-up jacket I most coveted was the Dutch one...a simple single tulip on the back. clean and stylish.

os168
07-23-2012, 01:47 AM
Big fan of Fila, thought they did a great job on the Korea National Uniform. (Though Men's socks was a bit much but then hey it is England might as well be dandy!)

http://whowired.com/files/attach/images/53745/505/095/ece7e1e5d2e4f0c985354a16198de1e0.jpg

made_in_canada
07-24-2012, 03:32 AM
Why the berets? Has an American EVER worn a beret outside of the Olympics?


I have an American friend that wears a beret all the time :shuffle:

suep1963
07-24-2012, 04:44 AM
Is her name Monica?


(OK--couldn't help myself!)

Garden Kitty
07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
British cyclists showing off their kit (https://twitter.com/MarkCavendish/status/227778640748892160/photo/1)

maatTheViking
07-24-2012, 07:48 PM
Big fan of Fila, thought they did a great job on the Korea National Uniform. (Though Men's socks was a bit much but then hey it is England might as well be dandy!)

http://whowired.com/files/attach/images/53745/505/095/ece7e1e5d2e4f0c985354a16198de1e0.jpg

Very nice - I feel sorry for the female atheletes, even if the heel is pretty low I would think it would be pretty gruelling to walk/stand in for the opening ceremony.

I love the men's socks!

Ziggy
07-25-2012, 04:31 PM
Netherlands is fantastic.

New Zealand also very stylish.