To have a lagh at them..
The World cup US team was already wearing a terrible tracksuit..
Looks had little to do with the post. All I wanted to state was the fact that berets were not necessarily "sissy" or French or socialist. As far as I know, quite a few special forces units and armies from capitalist countries have them as a part of uniforms. I don't really have time to dig into the little details of the RL look, but I would not dismiss uniforms just because they come with berets.
Exactly. While I'm not thrilled about these outfits, I don't think Congress has any business criticizing. The United States is almost unique in that our Olympians do not receive government funding. If Congress wants to have a say in what our Olympians wear, it should amend the Amateur Sports Act of 1978 and pay up.
As far as I can tell, the only noticeable difference between these RL uniforms and the 2008 RL uniforms is that the berets have been changed from white to blue. Why are people acting as though this uniform is something totally new? We had this same controversy 4 years ago; it's old hat (old beret?) by now.
Interesting. I looked at the product description on the RL site after the story came out (yesterday?) and in the "further details" section it said "Made in Italy." Now it says "Imported."