Say what you want about Ralph Lauren’s “Made in China” Olympic gear—but at least we’re not Spain. With its economy about to tank, Spain was only too happy to say, “Sí, gracias,” when Russian sportswear brand Bosco offered to design the Spanish Olympic team uniforms for free.
Well…you get what you pay for.
Spanish athletes recently started trying on their gear, and—in dismay—posting pix on Twitter. Like silver-medal winning field hockey player Alex Fabregas, wearing a garish red-and-yellow track suit, prompting him to tweet in his native Catalán, “Sobren els adjectius,” which roughly translates to “There aren’t enough adjectives….”
Gold-medal winning canoeist Saúl Craviotto (above) posted an image of himself in a polo shirt and cap. Let’s just say the Doublemeat Palace uniforms from Buffy the Vampire Slayer look runway chic by comparison.
“Best I don’t comment,” he tweeted in Spanish. “I will leave it up to you....”
Spain certainly has some cool labels—Loewe, Custo Barcelona, Zara, even Mango, their version of Forever 21—that could’ve been tapped for the job. But no. Instead, they went for this, which begs the question:
You want fries with that?