Images of Team USA’s Sochi Winter Olympics uniforms were released this morning and fashion heads are divided. High fashion folks are calling the wool cardigans grotesque while hip hop fashion heads are trumpeting the designs. I’m in the latter camp.
Thirstin Howl The 3rd, a rapper and Lo Life ( a die hard Polo Ralph Lauren fanatic) would love the design which evokes patchwork quilting with the arrangements of stars, the American flag and the Olympic logo on the front of the cardigan; and stars and stripes on the sleeves. The huge USA letter against a backdrop of white stars on a blue field is equally spectacular.
According to Today, the wool, originally from Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania, yarned in North Carolina and finally, knitted in California by a husband and wife duo known as “Ball of Cotton.”
$595, and made in the USA!