The Summer Olympics are officially (probably) actually (maybe) happening in Tokyo this year, which means the world’s best athletes are gearing up for the competition of their lives about a year later than planned. Fashion doesn’t exactly rank towards the top of things Olympics-heads are most excited about this year but, eh, hold up, what’s this? Team Canada has released the fit for the closing ceremony and they really just went full Canada with it. It’s a jean jacket.
I am screaming. This is Canada's closing ceremony fit.
— Downtown Brandi Frown 😾 (@ItsTheBrandi) April 14, 2021
OK, so it’s not just a jean jacket. This jean jacket is spray painted with maple leaves and Olympics colors that would make it ideal for the Degrassi Junior High cast wardrobe and frankly bizarre for everything else. This isn’t to say anything bad about jean jackets, which some of us — hard to say who — might actually be wearing right now. But as a fashion statement for your national identity on the global stage, well, it’s a choice. You can see more of the lewks, which were made by Hudson Bay, here.
This is the gang that comes after you if you say you tried watching Schitt’s Creek but couldn’t get into it pic.twitter.com/SCHpf0QOwE
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 14, 2021
And hey, lest any citizens of the U.S. get to cocky about all this, Team U.S.A. has once again recruited Ralph Lauren to handle this year’s suiting duties and the iconic American fashion brand has once again decked our athletes out like the bullies in a teen movie about competitive sailing.
Polo Ralph Lauren unveils the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Closing Ceremony uniforms, proudly made in America
— Ralph Lauren (@RalphLauren) April 14, 2021
Anyway, you won’t have to see much of these since most athletes will spend their time at the Olympics wearing, you know, athletic gear. And that’s for the best since nobody can figure out how to dress them like normal people. The Tokyo Olympics will (most likely) kick off in July.