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post #16 of 72

The Canadian ones are unfortunately not wearable after Labour Day. They also use a very weird typefac.  The man-purse, on the other hand, will no doubt prove handy for the athletes to store their cameras, phones, keys, etc.  

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post #17 of 72
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Originally Posted by martinottawa View Post

A lot of countries seem to be going with the preppy look. What's up with that? Love the Jamaican ones for having no pretence that anyone is going to wear them post-games, and also for being just plain fun.  And LOL at "Russian Tuxedo"!

The Jamaican ones are fugly...
post #18 of 72
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

That's very very bad..

Here is what Spain had to say...
http://www.roundtownnews.com/rtn-news/costa-blanca-this-week/item/37091-fashion-experts-criticize-the-spanish-olympic-uniform.html
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Patricia López, a member of ADEEM (an Association of Spanish Designers) said she was “saddened” that a task so important was “taken out of the hands of national talent.”
Fashion blogger Ana Bedia was more scathing: “Vulgar. The female version is a sort of ‘stewardess’ uniform with a slight ‘Indian sari’ motif,” adding, “The bell-bottomed men’s uniform is out-dated. No Spanish athlete deserves to look like this!”

And another article from The Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/05/spanish-olympic-kits
post #19 of 72

Quite like the French ones, Jamaica's and the Austrians' - relatively speaking. They are all pretty awful. New Zealand's women's clothes make them look like 1950s housewives. The UK's are dull. Spain's are just a joke. Canada's and Russia's also awful.

post #20 of 72
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Originally Posted by martinottawa View Post

A lot of countries seem to be going with the preppy look. What's up with that? Love the Jamaican ones for having no pretence that anyone is going to wear them post-games, and also for being just plain fun.  And LOL at "Russian Tuxedo"!

London influence probably.

Austria's look very alpine which and representative of the country which I like.

NZ's men's are nice. Tailoring looks terrible but the idea is a good one.

Germanys are representative of the type of German style I hate.

Austrialia's I think are pretty good, but they do look a bit like staff at a resort hotel.

South Korea's are fine.

The rest (particularly spain's) are pretty bad.
post #21 of 72
Russia wins followed by Jamaica.

U.K is awful who was responsible for that?

Australia looks very Alan Partridge.
post #22 of 72
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Russia wins followed by Jamaica.
U.K is awful who was responsible for that?
Australia looks very Alan Partridge.

Alan Partridge is brilliant David..
post #23 of 72
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Oh, Canada...facepalm.gif
post #24 of 72
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Originally Posted by martinottawa View Post

The Canadian ones are unfortunately not wearable after Labour Day. They also use a very weird typefac.  The man-purse, on the other hand, will no doubt prove handy for the athletes to store their cameras, phones, keys, etc.  
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That's from 2008, is it not?
post #25 of 72
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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post

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Oh, Canada...facepalm.gif

That's definitely from Beijing. No, they didn't go over very well.
post #26 of 72
Many of them looks like they either work on a cruise liner or a tropical resort.
post #27 of 72
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Many of them looks like they either work on a cruise liner or a tropical resort.

A cheap one..
post #28 of 72

oops  here is the 2012 one. gah!

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post #29 of 72
On July 1st, 2012, as a gesture of international goodwill, Canada is converting from the English customary colour system to new metric colours. No doubt at first, many Canadians, will be confused by the new colours; gone will be the creams, maroons and quiet shades of gray so familiar to us now and in their place will be loud, clashing hues long popular with European tourists. Violet is now Millimauve, Blue is now Centrisepia, Green is now Decablue, Dark Yellow is now Kilogreen, Light Yellow is now Microbeige, Orange is now Hectorange, Red is now Megapink and Purple is now Cubic Red. Besides being an act of goodwill, it’s a necessary change, important in keeping Canadian industries up-to-date and competitive in the international marketplace. It’s a change that will have far-reaching effects, too, because, in combination with the new metric business suit cut mandated by law for the 2012 Olympics, all Canadian athletes will look like bizarre French myna birds on crossing guard duty.
post #30 of 72
Spain's is horrific and Jamaica's is desperate and just lame.
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