US Snowboarding Team’s Olympic Uniform Is Practical And On Trend
While the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics generated a lot of conversation about the unique, patriotic uniforms (including Canada's donation to the 3-man Indian team), it's the Americans that have got everyone talking.
While some of the uniforms stand out and make a statement that's less focused on fashion, the US snowboarders are wearing trendy and stylish sportswear. There might not be anything especially unique about it, so this is not something I typically feature on this blog - but so many questions have been circulating about the origins of this uniform that I've just got to address it!
The original designs were unveiled back in December by Burton. While it might look casual, the uniforms are in fact top of the line technical sportswear pieces made from Gore-tex. The jackets are on trend with a plaid design and more subtly incorporate the red, white and blue. The pants are designed to look like baggy, distressed jeans; keeping up with the hottest styles as well.
Burton designed these uniforms based on the snowboarding team's input, and there's no doubting these are styles sure to stay. Would you hit the slopes, or even the streets modelling the style of the US team?