Upfront

Jul
2008

Dressed for Gold

Inspired by the rich past of the Olympic Games and in keeping with the time-honored tradition of this historic event, Polo Ralph Lauren brings an elegant and contemporary style to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Reflecting Ralph Lauren’s trademark sporty sophistication, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Closing Ceremony outfits feature timeless Polo knits tipped in bright red and royal blue piping and chino Bermudas in crisp white, all adorned with the iconic Polo pony and the 2008 U.S. Team logo. The ensembles are accented by Americana-infused accessories with red, white and blue ribbon belts and classic canvas sneakers in white with red and blue lateral stripes.

The Village Wear designs offer a more casual sportswear look with zip-up hooded sweatshirts, sleek track jackets and brightly colored cotton polo shirts all displaying the official U.S. Olympic Team logo and the classic Polo pony logo. Incorporating the theme of the Games’ location, Chinese characters reading “Beijing” also decorate the apparel. Completing the Village Wear range, athletes will receive limited-edition Ralph Lauren eyewear. The sunglasses feature a sleek navy blue acetate frame with red interior enhanced by a small Polo pony logo metal insert on the outer side of the temples. They are commemorated with “2008” and “Polo Ralph Lauren” written inside one of the temples. The wardrobe should make for a true American Olympic moment.    
—Jackie Micucci

 

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