Hello-Hello and Happy Holiday Weekend if you are celebrating!
Frequent readers will not be surprised to hear we are careening from crisis to crisis, coping with all things Princess, many things Lilly, and a new thing from Ralph. Seriously.
Remember the Ralph Lauren Team USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms from last summer’s Olympics?
We have an announcement on next year’s uniforms, direct from the Polo Mother Ship. A hint can be gleaned from the sketches below.
Yes, just in time for the patriotic holiday weekend, there is word that Polo Ralph Lauren is an Official Outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Below, a Men’s look.
In addition to uniforms for Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the company will also create apparel and accessories for Team USA to wear in the Athletes Village and other venues. As far as the look itself goes, here is a snippet from the news release:
“Celebrating the rich history of the Olympic Games with a nod to the Lake Placid Games of 1932, the clothing will showcase a classic Americana and patriotic palette of red, white and blue.”
Pieces from both teams’ Parade Outfit collections will be available for purchase, along with other styles. It will be fun to watch both Collections develop!
As a segueway, we go to a story somewhat related to the uniforms story, we’re talking Wimbledon, where Polo Ralph Lauren is also the Official Apparel Sponsor. Oddly, it doesn’t feel like it is time for the Wimbledon Finals, but here they are: Venus vs. Serena and Roger vs. Andy in the Singles Finals.
It has been awhile since we talked about Mr. Roddick and his apparel sponsor, Lacoste. Well, we did chat up Lacoste no end in our ‘When Logos Attack’ post yesterday, but that was different. Below, Mr. Roddick at an earlier practice this week, sporting the Lacoste Logo tee.
Pssst – the tee is now only $34.99, the original price was $50.
In the spirit of the weekend, we close with this bow tie from one of our favorite gentlemen, Mister Mort, in collaboration with Baron von Fancy. Spotted by the ever-vigilant fashion guys at Men’s Style, it is even Made in the USA.
Courtesy Photo via Men’s Style
The patriotic style statement is supposed to be available at Steven Alan, (where we must say, they are having a fabulous sale) and Opening Ceremony. We did not see the tie, but did stumble onto a pink and green bag we simply had to share!
Courtesy Opening Ceremony
The handbag is from Issey Miyake’s new line, cauliflower, the bag showcases the pleating style this house is known for (think ‘Pleats Please’) and it looks darling. Best of all, the bag is on sale for $57!
Smiles and hopes for a Happy Fourth!