New USA Olympic uniforms have everyone talking about Canada’s badass look

Apr 15 2021, 4:46 pm

We are two countries with a lot in common.

We share the same language, a similar culture, and the world’s longest undefended international border.

But when it comes to Olympic fashion, Canada and the United States couldn’t be more different.

Case in point, Team USA unveiled its Olympic uniforms that they’ll wear during the Closing Ceremony in Tokyo this summer.

While the US went Ralph Lauren preppy, Team Canada is going Hudson’s Bay badass.

Choosing an entirely different path, our athletes will be rocking Canadian tuxedos during the Closing Ceremony, with a touch of Japanese street art mixed in.

Canada stole the Americans’ thunder, it seems, as the Canadian tuxedo was seemingly all anyone could talk about on both sides of the border. Even the official Team Canada Twitter account noticed.

The Team Canada Collection by Hudson’s Bay was unveiled last summer and features many traditional stylings, including a red jacket with a big maple leaf on the back for the Opening Ceremony.

“The clothing included in the Team Canada Collection is not only stylish, but functional, featuring sweat-wicking, light fabrics to keep athletes cool and comfortable, no matter the weather,” Team Canada says on its website.

But the Closing Ceremony jean jacket is the showstopper.

“We aimed to achieve a balance of respect for the host country and celebration of our Canadian athletes,” according to the design team at Hudson’s Bay. “We designed a harmonious graphic that pays tribute to both countries’ national flags and it is used across all elements of the athlete kit.

“Tokyo is also known for its street art and fashion. We paid tribute to this in the must-have piece of the Collection – the forever cool jean jacket. The graffiti graphic and unexpected patch placements capture a youthful and celebratory feel.”

But enough about that.

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