Here’s the official information on the outfit:
Ralph Lauren, three time outfitter of the U.S. Olympic team, unveiled the uniforms athletes will don during the Opening Ceremony on July 27 in London.
Calling it an “updated take on old-world elegance,” David Lauren, son and executive vice president to Ralph Lauren, told the “Today” show the aim was to achieve a classic look that would look good on all athletes, from wrestlers to gymnasts.
The outfits consists of a white cotton sport shirt with a red and navy necktie under a double-breasted blazer for men, and a cream skirt with a white blouse under a red and navy scarf and a navy blazer for women. All athletes will also sport berets. More casual outfits were prepared for atheletes to wear within the Olympic Village.
I think it looks OK. It was inspired by the 1948 outfits worn to the Olympics in London. A part of me keeps thinking it’s French yet another part of me feels like they’re all stewardesses.
The jacket and tie look fine, but I feel that they just got off a yacht and are on their way to the annual polo festival.
What do you think of this outfit?