The opening ceremony of the Olympics is the one moment when every country gets a chance to give the world a taste of its essence. For some countries athletes wore traditional garbs from their culture. Others wore more modern and colorful outfits. Team USA adorned a chic nautical theme that embodied classic American spirit. For the 5th straight Olympics Team USA was officially outfitted by Ralph Lauren. No U.S. apparel company is more associated with classic American style than Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren has always celebrated American iconography and it has always been present in their style. The uniforms display some of the classic hallmarks of Olympics past: Clean white bottoms, navy blazers, a classic combination of red, white and blue.  As we continue to cheer for Michael Phelps and the fantastic five, let us take a look at Ralph Lauren’s influence over the last five Olympics.  

Written by Jefe Dubois