2018 Winter Olympics

Are Team USA's Opening Ceremony uniforms inspired by 'Dumb and Dumber'?

January 23, 2018

We are just over two weeks from the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and so far the build-up—partly because no one is psyched about watching curling at 6am and partly because the the Jamaican men's bobsled didn't qualify—has been a little tepid. On Monday night, however, the Olympic hypetrain finally grumbled into gear thanks in large part to a pair of gloves and, well, Dumb and Dumber.

Wait, let us explain.

You see, after Team USA unveiled their rustic, Ralph Lauren-designed Opening Ceremony uniforms on the Today Show, Twitter's fashion police quickly put out an odd APB: Rawhide tassels, wanted for questioning.

But the gunslinger look, notable (and definitely 'Merica enough) on its own, didn't really catch fire until a few fine folks stumbled upon its true spiritual muse: Lloyd Christmas, Aspen, circa 1994.

Bringing a little bit of the Wild (Wild) West to the Far East, the uniforms have received a warmer reception than recent Winter Olympics duds, but we'll see how long the good will holds when Team USA shows up to closing ceremonies bedecked in a set of blaze orange tuxedos.

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