Ralph Lauren unveiled images of the U.S. Olympic team outfits for the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 London Games and— if you like to look like a flight attendant mixed with a little prep school and topped off with a little military chic— these unis are right up your alley.
The navy, red and white ensembles completed with white pants (skirts for women) and red, white and blue neckties. They blazers will even be branded with Polo's "Big Pony" logo on one breast and an embroidered U.S. team logo on the other. Each suit is capped off with a military style beret. These double-breasted outfits would look quite at home on your typical luxury yacht or some upscale lawn party. I'm sure Thurston Howell III would approve.
You can't blame Lauren for outfitting the U.S. team for the third time. He gets to showcase his preppy fashion-sensibility to television viewers around the globe. Where else can a billion people see your Polo logo on some of the best bodies in the world. Abercrombie would have snuffed Fitch for that kind of exposure.
And if you can't wait for the Olympics to start, you can always pretend to be Michael Phelps or Hope Solo on your own pretend country club right now. The outfits are already for sale at the Ralph Lauren website. It might be cheaper to buy makeup for the whole synchronized swim team because the women's two-piece will set you back about $1100.
Come to think of it, I do remember Lovey Howell sporting the same look on a few episodes "Gilligan's Island." Furthermore, a Gilligan hat would be better than a French beret any day.