Red, white, and blue. Stars, stripes, and miracles. Sports bras, sweater vests, tassels, tracksuits, and, yes, even a little denim. The history of U.S. international sports—from golf to hockey to soccer and every javelin toss in between—is littered with epic fashion decisions, and to celebrate our democratic (AND PROUD OF IT!) sartorial lineage, we hopped in the ol' DeLorean for a suited-and-booted trip back in time. So grab a Bud, a rocket pop, and crank The Boss as we revisit the best Team USA uniforms in Team USA history.
1960 U.S. Women's Gymnastics
The 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome were rife with retro goodness, but the U.S. Women's gymnastics team's very blue track suits were by far the grooviest.
1961 U.S. Ryder Cup
Those crisp white jackets are nice, but it's Arnie in full Casablanca mode that truly sets this ensemble over the top.
1980 U.S. Men's Hockey
The real miracle here is timeless typography and tasteful use of stars.
1992 U.S. Men's Basketball
The only thing dreamier than these legendary home whites are the crewnecks that came with them.
1994 U.S. Men's Soccer
Two words: Faux denim.
1994 Presidents Cup
We interrupt your previously scheduled programming to remind you that the only good Presidents Cup uniform is a dead Presidents Cup uniform.
1999 U.S. Women's Soccer
While a black sports bra remains the biggest style statement of 1999 World Cup, these clean home kits are a classic, inspiring the USMNT's equally awesome 2010 uniforms...
as well as the USWNT's own 2019 homages.
2012 U.S. Men's Basketball
Bold logo geometry and a subtle stars-and-stripes backsplash earn these London looks a permanent place in the U.S. trophy case.
2014 Ryder Cup
While the 2014 Ryder Cup polos had more stripes than a DJ range sesh, the sweater look—designed by some guy named Ralph Lauren—is country club style 101.
2016 U.S. Olympic Golf
Not a huge sample size to pull from on the Olympic golf front, but of the looks on offer at Rio 2016, the "Sunday" reds were our favorite...even if that USA typeface does make it like you're just here to pitch a new season of Suits.
2018 U.S. Winter Olympics
Speaking of Ralph Lauren, the iconic designer steered hard into Americana for the U.S. Winter Olympics team's Opening Ceremony garb back in 2018. Reactions were mixed, but anything inspired by Lloyd Christmas gets an A-OK from us.