Unrefinery

Article Detail

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
1 comment getting comment...hide comment post a comment
 
REISS LTD
Also See
Jul28Achetez le Vetra | Buy
Jul21Blue On Blue All Summer
Jul18Have some custom trousers made. | Buy
Jul15Introducing Thomas Mark Heritage | Buy
Jul11Choose a polo for the biceps you HAVE, not the biceps you WANT.
Jul3Why you aren't seeing our crap on Facebook | Fail
Jun30Breaking Up A Suit
Jun26Berluti Fall/Winter 2014 | Buy
Jun23Lands' End Monterey Swim Shorts | Buy
Jun18Never change, Dockers... | Fail