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Ralph Lauren's 2012 Olympic Collection 0, Suitsupply 1

The jingoistic outrage over where Ralph Lauren's US Olympic gear was stitched up is pretty embarrassing—you awarded the contract to a designer who uses tons of Chinese manufacturing; what did you think was going to happen?—but more importantly it distracts us from the real issue here: the collection is all kinds of terrible. A lot of the pieces look simply like years-old Polo stock that was dusted off and covered with logos and emblems. Lazy. The twee club collars latch onto a trend well past its peak, and the tricolour berets scream "France".

To round off Ralph's bad week, Suitsupply then unveiled a collection for the Dutch Olympic team that built off many of the same classic forms—tailored navy blazers, tennis sweaters, country whites—but did it better in virtually every way.
16.jul.2012 culture style
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