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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:15 AM

The Spanish athletes are juuuuuust a little upset about their Olympic uniforms:


They were designed by a Russian company called Bosco. They were given free to Spain's Olympic Committee.
http://www.sbnation.com/london-olympics-2012/2012/7/19/3170813/spain-uniforms-2012-london-olympics-bosco

Now that's a uniform.....for a worker at ChuckECheese.

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Reply The Spanish athletes are juuuuuust a little upset about their Olympic uniforms: (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2012 OP
MADem Jul 2012 #1
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2012 #21
MADem Jul 2012 #22
Surya Gayatri Jul 2012 #2
MADem Jul 2012 #23
a la izquierda Jul 2012 #3
malaise Jul 2012 #4
wake.up.america Jul 2012 #5
sarge43 Jul 2012 #6
Ineeda Jul 2012 #7
FSogol Jul 2012 #11
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #8
NBachers Jul 2012 #9
Ilsa Jul 2012 #10
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #12
AngryAmish Jul 2012 #13
Poiuyt Jul 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Jul 2012 #17
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #19
MADem Jul 2012 #24
SidDithers Jul 2012 #28
HappyMe Jul 2012 #31
Sancho Jul 2012 #15
Historic NY Jul 2012 #16
ipfilter Jul 2012 #18
amandabeech Jul 2012 #20
MADem Jul 2012 #26
amandabeech Jul 2012 #30
turtlerescue1 Jul 2012 #25
Berlum Jul 2012 #27
jp11 Jul 2012 #29
Spike89 Jul 2012 #32

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:27 AM

1. ¡¡¡Ay, qué FEO!!!

It's nice to know we won't be the only team humiliated at the Games...!!!!

I notice they had to use mannequins as models for their "show the pieces" shot--they couldn't find three athletes willing to endure the humiliation any sooner than necessary!

Just horrible...they'd be better off asking a Project Runway first cut loser to design the garments...of course, we should talk--ours are horrid, and those hats just need to go!

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:48 AM

21. They march in before us.

Hopefully, the entire crowd will still be stunned.

BTW that print on the shirt looks like the wallpaper in a brothel. That's my day job- interior design for brothels.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:52 AM

22. Poor Spain--they're in the financial shits as it is, and they'll be deflecting our very own

Nazi-French Made-in-China uniform criticism with that stunning display of horrific taste!! We should give them some money for taking the hit for us! Compared to their unis, our train wrecks look "quaint-but-acceptable!"

That design does look like brothel wallpaper...at least the brothels I've seen in the movies!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:28 AM

2. Oh, the shame! Spain has its own growing fashion industry

and many inspired young designers.

Why the hell would they outsource this symbol of national pride to the Russians?

Really, what self-respecting athlete would want be seen (living or dead) in this cheap-looking kitsch?

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:55 AM

23. They're broke, and the unis were free.

It is awful--but ours are no better, and we had a famous "name" designer coming up with "Ugly Nazi French School Uniforms from the 1930s" as our kit, and outsourcing the production of those ghastly things to China...so all we can do is empathize with the Spanish.

Those Spanish uniforms mean just one thing--that we won't win FIRST prize for the ugliest unis!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:29 AM

3. No wonder Rafa Nadal pulled out...

Ooh, I'm going to razz my best friend about these. Good god, they're hideous.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:30 AM

4. LOL

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:38 AM

5. Estoy de acuerdo!!!

Muy feo.

Looks like a uniform for a bell hop at a cheesy hotel.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:38 AM

6. 70's redux

Fugly.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:39 AM

7. ¿Quieres papas fritas con eso?

Apologies to fluent ones - using bablefish translator, this asks the age-old question, "Do you want fries with that?"

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:30 AM

11. Duzy!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:41 AM

8. Welcome to Taco Bell

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:57 AM

9. And I bet they get to keep those kicky bags!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:03 AM

10. Truly, they'd be better off with

Plain white T-shirts and magic markers.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:43 AM

12. Who in the world would like this uniform. It looks awful. I don't blame Spain's players either.

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:45 AM

13. No sour cream on the Burrito Supreme, Jose.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:51 AM

14. Not as bad as the Norwegian curling team from a few years ago

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:03 AM

17. I loved their uniforms

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 05:04 PM

19. Those look like refugees from a NASCAR pit crew.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:56 AM

24. Those are hilarious! Rather circus-like! nt

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:08 AM

28. Theyre from the Loudmouth Golf sportswear company...

http://www.loudmouthgolf.com/

Personally, I like 'em.

Sid

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 03:56 PM

31. Yeah, those are worse.

Clowns or golf clothes.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:55 AM

15. lamo...this well be the Olympics to remember!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:57 AM

16. They look rather complacent about them in picture 3.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:12 AM

18. Load it up with corporate logos

and it looks just like any NASCAR uniform.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:10 PM

20. The skirt is okay, but I'd put a black top with it.

I know that yellow is big this summer, but yellow with red is just blinding.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:58 AM

26. It's the colors of the flag--not much they can do about the colors, it's the execution that delivers

the final "bad taste" blow.

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Response to MADem (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 03:26 PM

30. Yes, I know.

Nontheless, the red and yellow-gold could be used sparingly against a neutral or black background.

That's why I suggested the black top.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:58 AM

25. SOMEHOW it could be worse.

Not sure how. But some gifts should be accepted but that doesn't mean appreciated and
delightfully worn.

Hope they overcome this impact at the individual competitions.

They need hugs!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:05 AM

27. Oh jeeez - USA

I will not make the observation that this outfit makes our peeps look like they are outfitted for 1% Mormon Dressage, or some godforsaken fancy-pants foreign cheese-eating surrender monkey poo-fling-O-rama, or anything like that. Those are the kinds of remarks that would come from FReepdonia or some other totalitarian armpit of the soul, and rank well below my, ahem, exalted threshold of propriety. Therefore, I will not say anything like that.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:14 AM

29. I don't understand how completely new uniforms are needed every year and they are so

complicated that seemingly no one can assemble a few shirts, jackets, pants, spandex, hats, etc with the country's name on it except some 'designer'. Or that having a few dozen, how many athletes does each country have a coupe hundred at most? will bankrupt the country to pay for those simple classic designs, country's preferred colors plus name, and we are done.

Seriously WTF every olympics needs designer uniforms that say this isn't last years uniform and I was made by some elite designer?

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Response to jp11 (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 04:12 PM

32. Every 4 years, and yup, closer to 1000s for the big countries

It really isn't a big deal in any way. Every 4 years the Olympics feature a parade of all the countries participating. You can buy into the Olympic ideal or not, but there is something pretty cool about gathering thousands of young people from all over the world and having a huge party around the concept of athletic competition. It is a spectacular show--costumes help make is special and fun for the participants and the folk who watch.

There are almost an infinite number of things more important than the Olympics, and the uniforms are way behind the Olympics themselves in terms of importance.

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