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Friday, May 02, 2008

My Eyes, They Burn!

Ladies and Gents, may I present the 2008 Canadian Olympic uniform:

A bit about this beautiful outfit (and I do not jest):

The look: vibrant reds and Chinese symbolism married with Canadian tradition. The Team Canada Beijing Games clothing line is proudly emblazoned with maple leaves, the word Canada written in both English and Mandarin, and uses a primarily red and white colour pallet. Colour inspiration is also drawn from the five elements of Chinese astrology — earth, wood, fire, water and metal — and on some pieces, Chinese symbolism takes the form of the lucky number eight, which, when repeated, makes an attractive pattern.

May I add that this combination does NOT make an attractive pattern.

In fact the last time I saw this pattern there was tequila, three monkeys, cantaloupe and a tilt-o-whirl involved, but that's a different post.

I quote Canadian Olympic swimmer Jennifer Button:
“The fabrics and designs are very forward thinking. The design team really took into consideration the climate, both cultures and the varied body types that they will be outfitting at the Games,” added Button. “I can't wait to see all the athletes in their Team Canada gear!”

Can you picture it? Opening ceremony and here comes Team Canada!


Of course they also have sports specific gear as well as these choice selections for lazing around the Olympic compound in the evenings:


Ok, last photo was (duh!) BS. But I wouldn't be surprised if that actually was the look they were going for.

And if you would like to see more lovely couture from old catalogues, check out Welcome to

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ROFL, ya that sums it up, is leisure Suit Larry going to be the spokesperson for Canada at the Games?, or are they going to use SOOMEE