Ralph Lauren’s Team USA Outfits are All Stars & Stripes

By  January 23, 2014

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All American designer Ralph Lauren unveiled his uniforms for Team USA’s Opening Ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics, and they’re channeling the American flag something serious.

Seriously, they are a patchwork of chants of U.S.A, U.S.A! The wool is from Oregon, spun in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and knit in Carolina, USA Today reported. But the result? A uniform entirely from materials sourced in the United States.

“We’ve learned a lot,” concedes David Lauren, Ralph’s son and the company’s executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and communications said, speaking of 2012’s outcries over uniforms that were made in China. “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.”

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to wear this uniform, though, it will cost you.  Prices range from $75 for a belt to $598 for a sweater.