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Olympic Kit unveiled...

Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
edited June 2012 in Pro race
...as designed by Stella McCartney. Any thoughts?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,084
    Pic?
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  • Oh dear, that looks terrible!

    (Think I might have read that before somewhere :D )
  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,111
    What the hell is that, Stella? Red, white and blue - repeat, red, white and blue. Its not that ruddy difficult is it? What is the point of national team kit if it doesn't reflect the national sporting colours?
  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    It looks like we have all become Scottish overnight.
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  • keyser__sozekeyser__soze Posts: 2,066
    Forget the kit, just how much stem is showing on that bike? Rule 45 Mr Hoy!
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Looks like a baby's bib
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  • Are there any photos of Pendleton modeling this new kit? I think we need to see those as well!
  • pastasaucepastasauce Posts: 221
    The one time we have the Olympics on British soil and we have some arty farty interpretation of the flag on our kit.

    Where do these people get off ?

    I suppose its better than something using the awful design restraints of the 2012 logo, but its still a let down.
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    pastasauce wrote:
    The one time we have the Olympics on British soil and we have some arty farty interpretation of the flag on our kit.

    Where do these people get off ?

    I suppose its better than something using the awful design restraints of the 2012 logo, but its still a let down.

    Agree the colouring is wrong, especially in our very own Olympic year. However i'm no fan of the massively garish red, white and blue union jack taking up the whole kit either.

    EG Cav_Worlds.jpg

    Which is absolutely vile.
  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    Wiggins on Twitter:

    "Oh Dear, The Olympic kit!!"
    https://twitter.com/#!/bradwiggins/stat ... 0046065664
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Feltup wrote:
    It looks like we have all become Scottish overnight.

    So that's why they got Hoy to model it!

    I'd have gone predominantly white purely because I think our girls would have looked good in that
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  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Totally minging
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,264
    It looks like someone's put a Sky jersey on back to front and let their five year old daughter daub some paint on it.

    It replaces Mull of Kintyre as the nadir of McCartney creativity.
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Feltup wrote:
    It looks like we have all become Scottish overnight.

    So that's why they got Hoy to model it!

    I'd have gone predominantly white purely because I think our girls would have looked good in that

    Yes, but it might have made Cav look fat :wink:

    It's rubbish by the way.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Graeme_S wrote:
    Wiggins on Twitter:

    "Oh Dear, The Olympic kit!!"
    https://twitter.com/#!/bradwiggins/stat ... 0046065664

    Nice and warm Brad?
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    It doesn't appear to be our finest moment. I have a sporting default theory that the best kit always wins. Looks like I'll have to hope that isn't the case in this Olympics
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  • Mad RoadieMad Roadie Posts: 710
    I hate to say this, but the Germans always seem to have a knack of combining their flag colours with a classy, smart, restrained design
  • TheStoneTheStone Posts: 2,291
    Horrid!
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  • FoldingJoeFoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    Graeme_S wrote:
    Wiggins on Twitter:

    "Oh Dear, The Olympic kit!!"
    https://twitter.com/#!/bradwiggins/stat ... 0046065664

    He's just bitter as it doesn't have this on it anywhere..

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,264
    It doesn't appear to be our finest moment. I have a sporting default theory that the best kit always wins. Looks like I'll have to hope that isn't the case in this Olympics

    I think Mapei dumped all over that theory in the 90s. (Unless you liked that kit - some did)
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  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    1) It looks to me like the cycling top has an upside down picture of a concorde tail and sellotaped it to the chest.
    2) From a distance the cyclists just appear dark and inconspicuous - for the host nation that is fantastic!
    3) The red socks on the athletics kit don't help.
    4) Since our country's colours are red white and blue - did they just forget the white on the basketball kit?

    Shocker all round.
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,366
    Even Lizzie can't make it look good!

    This remains the best British cycling jersey ever

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    I had a proper official one and it is still the most comfortable cycling jersey I've worn.
  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    ^^^ That was back in the days when BC had a proper three letter acronym for a name as well...

    New kit looks dull. Just dull.
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    edited March 2012
    Looks sh!t end of. Red, white and bule, not funking NAVY!!! Looks like she used the UAE flag as the starting point.
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  • woody1545woody1545 Posts: 322
    My wife came up with a similar design on our bathroom wall when she was testing paint samples. I don't remember the Union Jack being made up of pastel shades.

    I know we paid millions for that god awful 2012 logo. Anyone know if Stella 'my dad was in the beetles' McCartney got paid for this dull, uninspiring censored ?
  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Awful. And as already said, the Union Flag is NOT just shades of blue.

    Another disaster for the team of 'artistic directors' for 2012.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17474962
  • MickTupMickTup Posts: 159
    Looks like a lot of thought went into it well done set the tone for the games with an utter dull as ditch water kit. Stick to frocks let somebody who knows about sport design something for a sporting occasion. Who the hell rubber stamps these ideas?
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    Don't get the GB cycling kit confused with the Olympics kit. This was the last affair, pretty plain and boring, but didn't look to bad and didn't introduce any colours out of nowhere.

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