POLO emblem bigger than US flag on US TEAM UNIFORM. ( and made in CHINA)

  • musclmed

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    Jul 13, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/07/11/ralph-lauren-ponies-up-with-u-s-olympic-uniforms/

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78445.html
  • creature

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    Jul 13, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    free market baby, don't fight it.
  • musclmed

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    Jul 13, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    creature saidfree market baby, don't fight it.


    Not really, Ralph Lauren has had a sweatheart deal for a while. The emblem is hideous , so are the outfits.


    I hope another designer comes along and makes them here and these are replaced because of public opinion.

    They belong in TJ max, with his other crap no one buys.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 13, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    Shamelessly commercial and made in China...

    ...these uniforms actually represent what America's all about very well.
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    Isn't Polo a deadly disease?

    Oh wait, maybe I'm thinking of something else...
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    Mr. Howell from Gilligan's Island would be offended that they copied his look! Bitch wants royalties from RL.
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    Jul 13, 2012 11:56 AM GMT
    Wait do we have a right winger complaining about the consequences of the free market?
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    Jul 13, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidWait do we have a right winger complaining about the consequences of the free market?
    absolutely!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 13, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    I guess I'm in the minority, but I actually think the uniforms are beautiful --- very classy, and very All-American looking (Ralph Lauren's "Polo" signature look). Could not care less if they were made in China, though a fitting sign of the times. I think the U.S. Olympic team will look stunning in them as a group and represent us proudly.
  • musclmed

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    Jul 13, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidWait do we have a right winger complaining about the consequences of the free market?


    A clear majority IMHO of the most left leaning liberals devolve into tribalism in just about every issue.

    Its about as intelligent as cheering for a Soccer team, just because.

    There are a minority of liberals who actually look at an issue and give an opinion.

    This explains about 90% of the discourse on RJ political forum. And its the reason why over time I have rejected the largely liberal based University experience I encountered when I was younger.

    I am more libertarian than conservative. I am sure it is the reason why it rubs you the wrong way.
  • tazzari

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    In the two Olympics I was in, the uniforms were embarrassing. The first time we went to an Adidas dealer and bought our own racing suits; the second time we had to wear them at the venue, but took them off as soon as we could. it was all about some designer,m and deals - not about what either looked good or was functional. I was freelance (ski service) in my third Olympics, so I could finally wear what fit and worked for me.

    Comet to think of it - that's about what the Olympics have become, anyway - design, VIP's, promotion, finance, TV... oh, and we should probably get some athletes there, too....
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    I think the uniform looks smart, but they do look as though they might be attendants on RL's private yacht, rather than members of the US Olympic Team. And WTF have they got on their heads?

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    Jul 13, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    For what it's worth, these aren't even the worst uniforms that will be worn at the Olympics. I've seen some terrible ones from other countries. The Italians look like they're wearing leaf/lawn bags (very shiny, black jackets); the Chinese look like communist flight attendants; the Russians are in messy swirls of red and white; the Romanians look ready to go to Six Flags; the Aussies are dressed to go on a yacht.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 14, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    Glee Club ?

    Yacht Club ?

    Nobody looks good in a beret.

    American factory jobs, in America, are what made the middle class, in America.

    No wonder our economy is in the toilet, with American corporations manufacturing their goods, overseas, using slave labor, then shipping the goods back to the United States, to sell at high prices.

    Is their a textile factory left in America, that could make our Olympic uniforms ?

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    Jul 14, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Opinion: Until Congress Funds US Olympic Team, They Should Shut Up About Uniforms

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/opinion-until-congress-funds-us-olympic-team-they-should-shut-up-about-uniforms/politics/2012/07/13/43557

    "The government of the United States of America is one of only three countries which does not fund its nation’s Olympics team, yet lawmakers have been outraged over the past 24 hours upon learning that the U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms were made in China. Until Congress starts to be patriotic enough to actually fund the U.S. Olympic Committee, they should shut up about where the U.S. Olympic Team’s uniforms (designed by iconic Ralph Lauren) are manufactured."
  • Robert9

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    Jul 14, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Good pointjhkh.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jul 15, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    The clothing they were when competing isn't made in the US, either. I don't see the big deal about the opening ceremony outfit being foreign made as well.

    It's the fault of every single American who doesn't buy US made clothing and goods. We let the manufacturers leave and go put of business because we wanted cheap shit from WalMart.
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    Jul 15, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    musclmed said
    TigerTim saidWait do we have a right winger complaining about the consequences of the free market?


    A clear majority IMHO of the most left leaning liberals devolve into tribalism in just about every issue.

    Its about as intelligent as cheering for a Soccer team, just because.

    There are a minority of liberals who actually look at an issue and give an opinion.

    This explains about 90% of the discourse on RJ political forum. And its the reason why over time I have rejected the largely liberal based University experience I encountered when I was younger.

    I am more libertarian than conservative. I am sure it is the reason why it rubs you the wrong way.


    In that case your point is even more nonsensical!
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 15, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidOpinion: Until Congress Funds US Olympic Team, They Should Shut Up About Uniforms

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/opinion-until-congress-funds-us-olympic-team-they-should-shut-up-about-uniforms/politics/2012/07/13/43557

    "The government of the United States of America is one of only three countries which does not fund its nation’s Olympics team, yet lawmakers have been outraged over the past 24 hours upon learning that the U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms were made in China. Until Congress starts to be patriotic enough to actually fund the U.S. Olympic Committee, they should shut up about where the U.S. Olympic Team’s uniforms (designed by iconic Ralph Lauren) are manufactured."


    We can't afford to fund the Olympics... that would endanger the next round of tax cuts for the super-rich. icon_rolleyes.gif