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Old 07-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Blue Berets NEW LOOK for American Olympians

American Olympians are sporting berets and look a lot like Wally Byam berets! Did Ralph Lauren copy Wally!!?

Classic tailoring and traditional red, white and blue have come together in Ralph Laurenís collection for Team USA, which was unveiled exclusively on TODAY Tuesday.

Mitts, the first to model the look, is a two-time gold medalist, winning both in Beijing in 2008 and Athens in 2004. She wore a white blouse and navy blazer, pairing the ensemble with a knee-length cream skirt and a scarf with red, white and navy stripes.




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Old 07-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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The models look dorky. They should have stayed with the cowboy hats, much more USA in my opinion. Leave the berets to the French.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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The models look dorky.
OK, this time without the models...perhaps it is the models that deter attention from the style. Yankee Doodle Dandies however do come in all shapes sizes and ages. Cowboy hats you say? Well then, Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies. The search goes on for the "look."
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On the news this morning it was said that the uniforms were French designed and being made in China. They can't even find a company in the US to make clothing for our American Olympians. Sort of sad in my opinion.
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Leave the berets to the French.
And the US Army...

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Thread shift from what I thought bore a striking similarity to WBCCI uniforms and berets has taken a turn towards the outcry of our USA team uniforms being made in China and the comment that those uniforms "should be burned," as spoken by senate majority leader Reid.

Still noteworthy however is that Airstreams are made in America! Perhaps new hats and shirts could typlify the new American Airstream camper rather than resembling the military. I am not certain of the current impact of the International and diplomatic overtures of the club ventures having pertinence or success in spreading goodwill among peoples and lands as pursued 50 years ago Airstream by Airstream, over the influence and interaction and presence of today's internet to close the gaps between countries. This social club may have gotten a bit big in its britches and convinced itself of its own importance, viability and philanthropy.
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No problem, it is your thread so you can high jack it if you wish.
Personally I think the "uniforms" stink and at over $600 per outfit someone at the US Olympic Committee should be held accountable for this outrage.
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I agree that I like to see products made in the USA and I like employing as many Americans as we can, perhaps at the exclusion of earning less profits but certainly creating security for more people like our own neighbors first and foremost before outsourcing or relying heavily on trade. I am thinking Ralph does other business where ever he contracted for these items. How 'bout those Ralph Lauren Airstreams!!! Still on topic mods! Yessirie.
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Hi, Made in China and Polo insignias??????? Yes , let Ralph Lauren design them, make them here, and leave the Polo emblems off. No commercials please. Advertise our country only. "U. S..A." [I used silver because white doesn't show well on white]
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How many of us complain about Chinese products then go buy at Walmart and such? There are American-made products available and would be a heck of a lot more if we rejected this stuff. Look at the label, if it's not "Made in U.S.A.", toss it back.

Complaining about these uniforms is a fool's message if we don't take responsibility for our own buying habits. Forget politics, only we can fix our economy and have the power to do it with a shopping cart.

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The US Olympic committee has caved in to all the negative press. They say it is too late to buy US for this Olympics but for the next and in the future the uniforms will be made in the USA. Amazing how you sometimes have to embarrass someone to get them to do the right thing.
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How many of us complain about Chinese products then go buy at Walmart and such? There are American-made products available and would be a heck of a lot more if we rejected this stuff. Look at the label, if it's not "Made in U.S.A.", toss it back.

Complaining about these uniforms is a fool's message if we don't take responsibility for our own buying habits. Forget politics, only we can fix our economy and have the power to do it with a shopping cart.

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Well said. It's easy to sit and say buy American, but it's actually rather hard to buy USA for a LOT of goods. Such as the computer we're all using (whether it's a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop)...the components mostly (if not all) come from China.
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