Remember athleisure wear denim? Those jeans that were produced with having you upmost comfort in mind, like with tons of Lycra and stretch? Well, now it’s official – You can do Olympic sports AND wear denim! At least when it comes to the USA and Canada teams.
Team USA has unveiled its uniforms for the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies, which are due to take place in Tokyo later this year. Created by quintessential American designer, Ralph Lauren, the all-white ensembles will include white jeans. Modeled by a variety of athletes, from wrestler, Jordan Burroughs, to water polo star, Ashleigh Johnson, the crisp white uniforms come with navy blue collars and red drawstrings. The garments were made using “more sustainable materials and manufacturing practices” than in previous years,
Canada’s closing ceremony jackets are denim and are strewn with graffiti-style writing and “spray-painted” maple leaves. Designed by Hudson’s Bay and Levi’s, the jackets will be worn with a pair of white jeans. The outfit is a “twist on the iconic Canadian tuxedo,” according to Team Canada’s website, referring to a nickname given to the oft-maligned “double denim” look favored by Canadians from Bryan Adams to prime minister Justin Trudeau.