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post #106 of 152
I don't think it is so much anti Chinese as it is the growing social and economic trend where people want to support Made in USA when given a choice and when practical. And, for the uniforms of the US Olympic team that should have been the choice.
post #107 of 152
I think something as nationalist as a country's Olympic team should be outfitted to showcase all that it can of a nation's resources and talent. After all the team is representing the USA, not China.

I do, of course, realize that in a global economy that it would not be possible for a team to be completely kitted out in all respects with US made products. But when a US product is available and appropriate it should be used.

I'm no protectionist in terms of import/export laws. Although I do believe that Americans in general would do well to focus less on the quantity of goods that they buy. And to focus more on the quality. And if a quality product can be had that is made close to home then so much the better. Better for America and better for the environment (in theory). For instance, America exports most of the cotton it grows, and then buys a good deal of it back in the form of finished clothing. This is perhaps cheaper - but what is the environmental cost of shipping all of this stuff back and forth across the oceans?

I recently worked on a project in Europe which used thousands of square feet of Italian marble. The stone was shipped to China for fabrication and then shipped back to Italy before being sent over the Alps into Germany for it's final installation. And this while Italian stone finishing companies were right there and could have accomplished the work for just 2% more. Is is really worth the environmental cost to save a few percent?
Edited by Gdot - 7/14/12 at 6:36pm
post #108 of 152
Would we ask the American athletes to wear Made In USA gears to compete?

As far as I know, many of the high performance gears are not Made In USA.

What about imported coaches, say, in diving and gymnastic?
post #109 of 152
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Would we ask the American athletes to wear Made In USA gears to compete?
As far as I know, many of the high performance gears are not Made In USA.
What about imported coaches, say, in diving and gymnastic?

In all cases the best product/person obviously must be the objective. So if that means imported so be it. But local resources should have priority.
post #110 of 152
I insist on locally sourced Canadian bacon.
post #111 of 152
Some things must be imported regardless of the cost to humankind or the planet.
post #112 of 152
That RL uniform doesn't look very American to me.

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This is what a real American athlete looks like. They don't even have any advertising on their uniforms. They're wasting space and tax dollars.
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And during the opening ceremony the American team should be driving an American car like the one above. If they can't drive a real car then a segway or a golf cart could work I guess. They shouldn't be walking, that's for poor people and schmucks.
post #113 of 152
It's outrageous that the Olympic team wasn't dressed head to toe in the wares of Styleforum affiliates, like tha Epaulet loafer that shows up 95% of the time in the banner ads.
post #114 of 152
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I insist on locally sourced Canadian bacon.

And French Fries.
post #115 of 152
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Anyone who spends any significant amount of money on clothing made in China, including Hong Kong, is nothing more than a low-down, dirty-dog traitor to the flag in my book, and that's that!

What if they are Chinese?
post #116 of 152
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I insist on locally sourced Canadian bacon.

Hey, I resemble that comment.
post #117 of 152
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

As far as I know, many of the high performance gears are not Made In USA.
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Where do the best steroids come from?
post #118 of 152
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Would we ask the American athletes to wear Made In USA gears to compete?
As far as I know, many of the high performance gears are not Made In USA.
What about imported coaches, say, in diving and gymnastic?

They must shot at dawn or deported with their foreign speedos..
post #119 of 152
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Anyone who spends any significant amount of money on clothing made in China, including Hong Kong, is nothing more than a low-down, dirty-dog traitor to the flag in my book, and that's that!

What a real dick. Nose bigger than a pair of Lobb boots.
post #120 of 152
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Originally Posted by dirkweems View Post

And I don't like RL. It's not for me. I'm not a label whore. I also don't buy Armani, Boss, Gucci, Kiton, Brioni, Ferragamo, Brooks Brothers etc., etc.

How about ties?
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