A First Look At The American Olympic Team Uniform By Ralph Lauren

by Rachelle Hruska · July 28, 2008

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Behold a sneak peek at the Official American Team Olympic Uniform by Polo Ralph Lauren! The motif for these pieces hearken back to the Jesse Owens era, and the aim was to attach a certain gravitas to the American appearance in Beijing this August given the location of the Games and the general geopolitical situation in the world at the moment.

Ralph Lauren certainly didn't disappoint..

He made wonderful use of rich red white and blue colors, and his choice of pieces and their cuts will certainly drape the Americans in sartorial splendor. For the opening ceremony, the men and women will have a double vent navy blazer with safari pleats on the back as well as a white driving hat and canvas walking shoes. For the closing ceremony, Ralph opted for a more casual look that includes white shorts, a red, white, and blue rope belt, a classic polo shirt and a sleeveless sweater. Expect our athletes to look dapper!