The start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is just around the corner and nations are beginning to prepare for the Opening Ceremony. On Thursday morning, the United States Olympic team unveiled their uniforms for the opening parade, which will certainly generate some conversation.
The uniforms include a patchwork cardigan that is more suited for an ugly sweater party, with some white fleece pants, wool hate and some boots. They were once again designed by Ralph Lauren.
As you would expect, the uniforms feature the stars and stripes.
During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Ralph Lauren was criticized for having the opening ceremony look manufactured in China, but this time around they did what they could to ensure the team got the “Made in America” label.
“We’ve learned a lot,” said David Lauren, executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and communications, according to USA Today. “This is an important issue for many Americans and one we have fully embraced, and we want to continue to lead the way and find all kinds of vendors who can produce amazing products made in America.”
Here is another look at the uniform from the TODAY show:
If you want to pick up your own outfit to dress like an Olympian during the Sochi Games, here is what it will cost you: cardigan emblazoned with stars ($598), cream cotton turtleneck sweater ($245), slim-fitting white fleece athletic pants bearing the “Team USA” label ($165), black leather boots with bright red laces ($395), a cotton belt accented with American graphics ($75) and a reindeer hat ($95).