Make no mistake: When you see the US's Olympic team in Sochi, you will know which country they're competing for.
Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms were displayed on the "Today" show this morning and... they. are. something.
David Lauren, Ralph's son and EVP of global marketing and communications, accompanied the reveal on the morning show, unveiling the patchwork shawl collar sweaters, white slim-fit sweatpants, red-laced hiking boots -- and the pièce de résistance: a matching knit cap.
According to "Today", the pieces are not only 100 percent made in America, "100 percent of the proceeds of the Limited Edition Team USA Opening Ceremony Cardigan will be donated to the U.S. Olympic Committee, an organization supporting our nation's best athletes."
That's right -- you too can own a Team USA opening ceremony cardigan for a fair price of $598.
But as heinous as they are, we have to give the label props for the extensive efforts made to keep American makers making. The "wool hails from Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania, then yarned in North Carolina, before being knitted in California by the husband-and-wife team Ball of Cotton," says "Today." The designer sourced and commissioned "over 40 great partners across the United States" to create the full collection, according to a media kit video release from the brand.
Ralph Lauren previously found himself in hot water when it was discovered that the label's Team USA uniforms for the London 2012 Olympic Games were made in China. Domestic production and sourcing for the uniforms have been a top priority talking point of each collection, including earlier reveal of the (less ugly) closing ceremony and village wear apparel for the Sochi games back in October.
Those pieces are also available for purchase online and at select Ralph Lauren retailers -- because what's more American than that?