These colorful outfits took too much inspiration from NASCAR.
Next Worst: Hong Kong
New Zealand's uniform is the best, all others look like they the athletes work in airline or fast food.
Sorry, there is "no accounting for taste." The first two Best choices here are a joke. New Zealand (#1 Best) looks like it's part of living room decor from an IKEA catalogue. Okay for pillows and table cloths but sure as hell I wouldn't wear it. And Italy (#2 Best) looks like it belongs strictly with the 60-plus crowd -- Gramma and Gramps would feel right at home outside in these duds, lawn bowling.
It seems like the Time's just let anybody write a fashion article. Because this person has no since of style at all...
I like their uniforms its unique, but HATERS like "leoBr" need not worry about their uniforms what you should worry about is that the Jamaicans are going to come first in 99.9999999999% of all the sports they will be playing in. #RogerThat
I thought that ALL the commentary about this article AND the author's was really funny. So, what did we get? Hotel doormen, Athletes
prepared to meet the bulls, Gay athletes, Athletes waiting to be laughed at, Athletes going to business interviews and business meeting, etc. But, I'd have to agree with f_galton. (But then it couldn't be televised anymore, right?)
Some of the African and Polynesian nations' uniforms were amazingly colorful and beautiful, Such a shame that none of these made the list. Perhaps it should have been called "The Best, Worst and Just Plain First World Uniforms".
Why do all the Olympic uniforms look like they're for flight attendants?! These are Olympians, not hotel staff!
Hmm, when I first saw the USA uniforms, I did not read the caption, and assumed it was just the Ralph's fall com=llection or something, you can see his logo from a mile away, the US flag? Not so much
Oh well, I am sure Ralph paid Team USA enough to justify his logo being front and center
Why do like 10 of these say best and 10 of them say worst? I think you've failed to grip the concept of those words.
Also, what the [insert expletive here] are 'geometric colours'?
I see that the Spanish athlete on the right has taken matters into his own hands regarding trousers and kit bags too I guess!
I see that the spanish athlete on the right has taken matters into his own hands regarding trousers and kit bags too I guess!
if we want to be notoriously critical, we can find fault with any style, color, make, origin etc. so just let it be
not sure what's the concern here... no one should politicize sports anyways. just ask yourselves how much can we trust politicians nowadays?
I guess Germany isn't stressing the "We have to dress in our flag's colours" and opted for the hospital room colour assignment. Now we can tell whether the athletes are male or female easier.
Jamaica's (my country) own looks like they're heading to a club but I like it anyway.
The comment under UK's designs sums it up perfectly. They can keep the uniform for a job interview after they're done being athletes.
I like South Korea's the best. It's stylish and screams professional sporting competition.
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And it's Jamaica and Italy for the win! Jamaica, for not taking itself to seriously and bringing some colour to the games; and Italy for style and function.
WHAT is with all the atrocious white pants?
This is the first time I've looked at olympic uniforms. Have they always been wearing suits like that? I understand its not a fashion show, but lets be a little sporty?
Do something like the parade of Tributes in the Hunger Games.
Well, at least the French know something about London's weather. The macs will come handy!
Sadly the Brits have missed the main point. It is a "sporting event" not a job interview.
I think the US team has a decent uniform while I tend to disagree with my home country's choice of uniform (Jamaica). However the assessment aided my understanding of the best and worst choices.
New Zealanders look like a bunch of hotel doormen.
Germans definitely want to reuse their uniforms for Eurovision.
Jamaicans apparently believe they just have to be laughed at.
French do realize that summer in London sucks just like any other season.
Spanish are prepared to meet the bulls.
Russia... I'm sure the designer will be murdered soon.
Australians know they got screwed.
USA... Oh well they know that Gay Olympics is only a matter of time.
Only Italians look cool.
Id really like for you to explain that third line :
"Jamaicans apparently believe they just have to be laughed at. "
@David Barnwell: Well that's what YOU think, but I think they're explicitly laughable. Evidently from some 'likes', other people share this opinion as well. So in your mind, Gavin Seeriram and other people that agree that they're laughable, are all 'jerks'. Well I guess we'll have to live with that :(
Im Jamaican and i sooo agree lol. These designs r jus individually bad but together theyre a nice hodge podge of colour n diversity. Watch the opening parade, you'll c :)