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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,835
    Pross wrote:
    It's all Sir Chris's fault apparently
    "I spoke to Sir Chris Hoy and said, 'what can I do to help in any way?' And he said, 'I just want to look cool'."
    Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, who worked with the designers on the kit, said he was delighted with the outcome and suspected other nations would be envious of their look.

    From what I've seen, the Olympians who weren't present and didn't have to be diplomatic feel the same way as most of us!

    I hope he demonstrates better judgement in the sprint and kierin

    I think it is a great tactic - all the athletes will be going as fast as possible hoping no-one sees them in the kit!
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,675
    I read somewhere on Twitter it isn't going to be for sale.

    Expect Monton and Samewood to have them on sale before the weekend.
  • rajMANrajMAN Posts: 429
    Just looks like a Scotland kit to me :( Stella get out in the sunshine!!
  • FoldingJoe wrote:
    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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    Ah well, he's only got to wear it a couple of times (and he gets his for free).
  • I'd have put Le Commentateur's avatar on a plain white Fruit of the Loom t-shirt.

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  • 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.

    But there's no mistaking which nation it is though. Very visible in the peloton.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,384 Lives Here
    You won't need to spot Cav in the peloton.

    He'll be flying out the back of it on box hill anyway ;).
  • andyracandyrac Posts: 935
    Looks utter censored . Not enough red in it.
    It's already been said, if her dad wasn't a Beatle, she wouldn't be a so called designer.... :evil:

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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I so very badly want to mock the designs endlessly. However, I'm waiting until I see what my Irish kit will look like before I say how utter [email protected] the GB clothing is.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,835
    Pokerface wrote:
    I so very badly want to mock the designs endlessly. However, I'm waiting until I see what my Irish kit will look like before I say how utter [email protected] the GB clothing is.

    My wild guess is it will be almost solid green (with possibly a little shamrock on it somewhere) ;)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,456
    Pokerface wrote:
    I so very badly want to mock the designs endlessly. However, I'm waiting until I see what my Irish kit will look like before I say how utter [email protected] the GB clothing is.
    As long as the designer isn't related to anyone in U2, you'll be OK.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,835
    RichN95 wrote:
    Pokerface wrote:
    I so very badly want to mock the designs endlessly. However, I'm waiting until I see what my Irish kit will look like before I say how utter [email protected] the GB clothing is.
    As long as the designer isn't related to anyone in U2, you'll be OK.

    Bonio is a mate of LA so might be into cycling - he could design it himself. Expect terrible eye wear and hats!
  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    Pross wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    It's all Sir Chris's fault apparently
    "I spoke to Sir Chris Hoy and said, 'what can I do to help in any way?' And he said, 'I just want to look cool'."
    Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, who worked with the designers on the kit, said he was delighted with the outcome and suspected other nations would be envious of their look.

    From what I've seen, the Olympians who weren't present and didn't have to be diplomatic feel the same way as most of us!

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    rajMAN wrote:
    Just looks like a Scotland kit to me :( Stella get out in the sunshine!!

    Sir Chris must be laughing his proverbial socks off. Stella asks what she can do to help and he somehow gets the design of the GB kit to look Scottish.
  • sagaloutsagalout Posts: 338
    I dont mind it to be honest, although it looks better and a bit more integrated for the other sports.

    Jessica Ennis looks great in heres for example :twisted:
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    sagalout wrote:
    Jessica Ennis looks great in heres for example :twisted:

    Yes she does:

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    But it doesn't do much for VP:

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    Source: Mail Online
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    Really really don't like it. I don't get the colours and why they are used. Navy Blue and Teal (or something close to it?) Why?


    I like the Worlds kit used in the worlds and the test event. It stands out and looks exactly what it should be. A GB kit.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,186
    edited March 2012
    I don't get the lack of red at all but the T-shirt (Andy Murry) is nt so bad, the cycling kit does nt even look like it's got a flag on it! Ennis' trunks kind of make it work if you look at the whole thing/right at her censored
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  • durhamwaspdurhamwasp Posts: 1,244
    Prefer the kit that Cav et al won in Copenhagen last year
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  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    The panels on the top let of the cycling kit don't match up at all, making it look like a poor photoshop. There is too much navy on the cycling kit, the Xs on Phillips Idowu's Kit looks stupid. Finally, the tracksuit with the judo style belt is just weird!

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    Source Mail Online :oops:
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  • seven7facesseven7faces Posts: 360
    loving the shoes too
  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    I actually quite like it - apart from the Judo belt tracksuit thing which is horrid.

    What I don't understand is the fascination with using these "celebrities" to do things that could have benefitted normal people. Ie why not use the public funding to give a boost to a collective of young designers to design the kits. It would have given work to youngsters in a tough industry, resulted in a much more "relevant" kit and help make the games feel like something the country as a whole will actually benefit from. As it is we end up with a kit that got designed by some celebrity idiot who is probably "good friends" with someone high up in the organising committee.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,456
    We should do what the Dutch do. Pick a colour and stick with it. Relentlessly. For all occasions. For everyone. Always.
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  • iOptixiOptix Posts: 23
    Not keen on it at all, lets just hope it doesnt put our guys and girls off winning the medals we are all hoping for
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I quite like it !

    Apart from the track suit/ judo thing.

    The bike kit reminds me of US Postal though.
  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
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  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Initial reaction hated it. But on reflection - its ok.

    I think McCartney was trying to design something that could be worn with jeans....

    That judo belt is mental though
  • ratsbeyfusratsbeyfus Posts: 2,841
    Shanaze says:

    "Today is the first time we got the kit and it is fabulous in every single sport and we all love it," she told BBC Sport. "You can often blend in with French wearing red, white and blue but this is completely on its own and makes us feel very British."


    I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

    @ratsbey
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,835
    Secteur wrote:
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    It's growing on me!
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