With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics now just a few months away (and taking place in 2021), the U.S. Olympic Team unveiled their team outfits for the closing ceremonies. The Ralph Lauren collection goes heavy on outerwear with a look that seems more befitting of a Winter Olympics rather than the Summer games, as they’ll be wearing an all-white ensemble.
They are very much in line with recent U.S. outfits from Polo and look a lot like what Ralph Lauren has been doing for a long time — as someone who was a merchandiser for Polo from 2012-14, they look very familiar. That is to say, they’re not exactly inspiring but also are not a disaster that will garner significant ridicule from the internet. That honor is bestowed to Team Canada which will be wearing, and I really wish this was a joke, airbrushed jean jackets to the closing ceremonies from Hudson Bay.
This is not a first, as they’ve had a jean jacket in the collection before but with patches, not airbrushed, and not as the centerpiece of the closing ceremonies. Usually they wear some extremely red blazers or coats with CANADA or a giant maple leaf on them, but this time they swung for the fences and, unsurprisingly, the internet has plenty to say.
did they forget they had to submit something and get these made at a mall kiosk
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) April 14, 2021
You call that a Canadian jeans jacket? Where's the iron-on Rush patch?
— Eric Peoples (@DnPeeps) April 14, 2021
— Kimberly Hudson (@kimberlylhudson) April 14, 2021
The most frequent jokes, though, were about how the entire Canadian team will now look like Robin Sparkles from How I Met Your Mother.
— 𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕫 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓮𝓷 (@minilauren) April 15, 2021
It's Robin Sparkles and I won't hear otherwise tbh
— Christian Lukens (@ChristianLukens) April 14, 2021
— El Fantasma de Osvy🩸🩸🩸 (@Osvaldo2Go) April 14, 2021
After the closing ceremonies, the team will at the very least be ready to go to the mall.