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Adirondack Lifestyle ™: Olympic Fashion

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Olympic Fashion

If you watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games on Tee Vee the other night, you probably noticed the fashionably dashing uniforms issued to Team USA. Appropriately, they were designed by the all-time top American fashion designer, Ralph Lauren. Check out the collection here.
I am partial to Mr. Lauren’s designs because he seems to like and understand outdoor lifestyles like the Adirondacks. As a matter of fact, this year’s Olympic team design incorporates elements from the clothing worn for the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Our athletes look "very much like they just stepped out of Lake Placid circa 1932." This according to David Lauren, head of marketing for the Ralph Lauren company. He said they looked to past Olympics for inspiration and came up with a design that combined classic with a modern twist. This is, of course, the reason Ralph Lauren's clothing endures, especially in the Adirondacks. People like to buy a skirt and know they can wear it for twenty years because it will last that long and still be fashionable. Ralph Lauren seems to understand that wool blankets still work great, especially when seated in an Adirondack chair at camp on a chilly June morning. He gets it that somehow, Buffalo Plaid seems to match everything.
I think the Adirondack kids look perfectly natural and very much like they just stepped out of Lake Placid circa 2010 in their Team USA outfits.


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