{07.10.12} Profiles & Features

Olympic Outfitters

Later this month, when the London Olympics kick off, the American delegation of athletes will be sporting a range of gear. Everything from old school bomber jackets, retro board shorts and polished preppy attire to lightweight technical uniforms made from recycled water bottles and engineered for maximum speed. Herewith, a few of the styles you'll see at the games, and where you can get some of it yourself.

The Medal Stand

Depending on the sport, a medal-winner will wear a Nike Windrunner track jacket (at right) or a throwback bomber inspired by varsity letterman jackets.

21st C. Windrunner jacket, $450 available at select Nike stores


The lightweight jerseys and shorts Nike has created for Team USA are made from nylon created from recycled bottles.

Jersey, $80 by Nike

Water Polo

While the team wears Speedos in the pool, the heritage surf brand Katin is supplying their dry land gear.

Henley, $38 and Ballcap, $24
by Katin

Beach Volleyball

The American men's players will wear patterned blue and white board shorts made by Loudmouth, a Sonoma, CA-based sportswear brand.

Board shorts, $70 by Loudmouth

Closing Ceremonies

Ralph Lauren is outfitting the athletes for both the opening and closing ceremonies in crisp, classic pieces.

Poplin shirt, $90 and grosgrain belt, $85 by Ralph Lauren

    Other labels dressing Olympians around the world: Giorgio Armani (Italy), Stella McCartney (Great Britain), Hudson's Bay Co. (Canada) and Puma by Cedella Marley (Jamaica).











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