2012 Olympics - Uniforms

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. martinottawa

    martinottawa Member

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    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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  2. lasbar

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    The Jamaican ones are fugly...
     


  3. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Here is what Spain had to say...
    http://www.roundtownnews.com/rtn-ne...ts-criticize-the-spanish-olympic-uniform.html

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


  4. FlyingMonkey

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    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.
     


  5. emc894

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    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.
     
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  6. David Reeves

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    Russia wins followed by Jamaica.

    U.K is awful who was responsible for that?

    Australia looks very Alan Partridge.
     


  7. lasbar

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    Alan Partridge is brilliant David..
     


  8. Dr Huh?

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    Oh, Canada...:facepalm:
     


  9. facet

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    That's from 2008, is it not?
     


  10. facet

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    That's definitely from Beijing. No, they didn't go over very well.
     
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  11. bellyhungry

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


  12. lasbar

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    A cheap one..
     


  13. martinottawa

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    oops here is the 2012 one. gah!
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    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.
     


  15. death shot

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    Spain's is horrific and Jamaica's is desperate and just lame.
     


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