PHOTO: American Athletes Try on the Controversial Olympic Uniforms
Courtesy Kevin Durant
So … are they really that bad? Members of the U.S. Olympic team had some final opening ceremony uniform fittings with Ralph Lauren on Thursday, and a few athletes Tweeted photos from the proceedings.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant shared a shot of himself and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, both in uniform (berets and all). The guys definitely wear their suits well, and Durant’s followers had nothing but compliments for the Team U.S.A.-ers. The outfits feature navy blazers, crisp white shirts and ties, plus those “too-European” berets, all emblazoned with the American flag.
The Lauren-designed uniforms came under fire earlier this month, first for the berets, and again after it was revealed that they were made in China. Following the uproar, the American design house released a statement, saying, “Ralph Lauren promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government addressing the issue of increasing manufacturing in the United States and has committed to producing the Opening and Closing ceremony Team USA uniforms in the United States that will be worn for the 2014 Olympic Games.”
So now that you’ve seen the uniforms, how do you feel? Tell us in the comments below!