What do you think of Australia’s 2018 Winter Olympics uniforms?

February 06, 2018

With the 2018 Winter Games just a few days away, we decided to take a closer look at Australia’s formal uniforms. Officially unveiled back in October, these outfits will be donned at all team functions, including the highly anticipated opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.

It’s a very specific style, no doubt: a winter-toned collection of checked shirts, green sweaters and ties, and navy blazers. Pamela Jabbour, CEO of the Total Image Group (the company who designed the uniforms), hopes they will allow our Olympians to “do something completely different while still strongly representing Australia.”

While there’s been some criticism as to the look of these uniforms, there’s no denying how well they’ve been made. All suits were crafted with 100% Australian Merino wool fabric — a renewable natural fabric often called “one of the earth’s finest and most precious fibres.”

The interior lining of each suit contains the names of every Australian Olympian in small, gold lettering. It’s a tradition that started during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and we were excited to see it continued.

At AUS, we’re strong believers that uniforms influence behaviour, especially in the people wearing them. Ultimately, if our athletes are comfortable in these formal uniforms, we’re optimistic about Australia’s performance in the upcoming Olympic Games.

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