There were no big surprises when Team Canada unveiled their uniforms ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio this summer. But one thing’s for sure: they’re pretty damn slick.
Last night the latest Olympic ensemble was revealed in a live stream on the Team Canada Facebook page, which showed classic designs with subtle tweaks from their last outfits back in 2012.
Oh, and some pretty badass blazers.
The uniforms for 2016 showed the traditional red and white colours of Canada with strong black accents – in the sleeves of the hoodies, and on t-shirts, sweatpants and trucker hats. Many of them feature iconic Canadian animals like beavers, bears and squirrels (but, sadly, no trash pandas).
The classic 3D printed “Canada” is still emblazoned across the chest of most of the clothing, with the maple leaf also featuring prominently.
Plus, for the first time viewers were able to see what uniforms the Canadian athletes will be wearing at the opening ceremony on Friday, August 5th at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro – and it’s quite dapper.
The red blazer, in wind breaker material, has a single-breasted button front, collar, long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, and the back of the jacket tapers into a V. It comes with drawstring toggles at the back, and a single zip pocket on the front. For $150, you can even wear it along with Canada’s athletes come summer time.
Canadian twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten, who run homegrown label Dsquared2, were commissioned to design the athletes’ uniforms. The official replica apparel and accessories line will be available at all Hudson’s Bay stores from May 4.
If you can’t wait that long to get all patriotic, selected items will be available to buy online this week.