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Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China (No shock, Sherlock!)
Yahoo News ^ | 07/11/2012 | Yahoo News

Posted on 07/12/2012 8:59:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

They are the pride of America - Team U.S.A. - and for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in London, they'll be proudly wearing red, white and blue, from beret to blazer. The classic American style - shown in an image above - was crafted by designer Ralph Lauren. But just how American is it? When ABC News looked at the labels, it found "made in China." Every item in the uniforms that the U.S. athletes will be wearing at the opening ceremony in London will carry an overseas label.

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Since when are beanie berets classic American style?
1 posted on 07/12/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Since when are beanie berets classic American style?


2 posted on 07/12/2012 9:02:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I remember back in the 1980’s when lots of cheap stuff was labeled “Made in Japan” and everybody was freaking out.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 9:06:44 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: dfwgator
(my comment from a thread which later got zotted for copyright violations)

There are two reasons to wear a beret.

1. To be French.
2. To disguise yourself so you can appear to be harmlessly French until you catch a Nazi and slit his throat.

American special forces get to wear berets in memory of the second group.

The American Olympians should not be wearing berets unless they are planning on marching right behind the German team...

4 posted on 07/12/2012 9:10:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio

I care only about one thing, that they do not dare dip our flag in front of the Queen during the Opening Ceremonies, “This flag dips to no earthly king”.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Looks like what Judge Smails wore at the Yacht Club in Caddyshack


6 posted on 07/12/2012 9:18:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It’s a possibility the flag they carry was made in China too.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 9:20:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: dfwgator

Military berets withstanding...


8 posted on 07/12/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I think the uniforms are cool.

And of course they’re not manufactured in the USA, because who would work in textile factories?

Americans won’t. They’d rather get B.A.’s in social studies and wear cheap ties and sit in plastic cubicles and kid themselves that they’re really living the dream compared to a factory drone. Okay, fine — your ties will be made in China.

I blame everyone who’s in charge of everything — the Boomers — for promulgating the myth that you’re a loser if you don’t go to college, and for handing out “student loan money” to everyone.

That’s how we lost our manufacturing base. It’s not Ralph Lauren’s fault.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 9:21:24 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: dfwgator
I care only about one thing, that they do not dare dip our flag in front of the Queen during the Opening Ceremonies, “This flag dips to no earthly king”.

I pray we get a president who doesn't dip for every king, president or bank loan officer he meets.

10 posted on 07/12/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio
The American Olympians should not be wearing berets unless they are planning on marching right behind the German team...

And the Germans are wearing Hugo Boss.

11 posted on 07/12/2012 9:23:46 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: dfwgator

12 posted on 07/12/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Olympic uniforms are supposed to look silly....look at the Bermudan delegation who always wear Bermuda shorts.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 9:25:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All
Lower the Beret comments. Job exporting is a bi-partisan problem which neither candidate wants to address.

About everything you buy is made somewhere else. These jobs were once done here. Unbalanced trade deals is a bi-partisan.

Perot heard the job sucking sound 20 years ago. Both parties continued to make job exporting trade Government deals. Now it's all smoke and mirrors. Democrats with the illusion of green jobs and stimulus. Republicans with a placebo of cutting taxes and reducing regulations.

Start doing something about it. Get Americas working again, earning income, paying taxes, replenishing social security and buying things.

14 posted on 07/12/2012 9:31:40 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They should dress them all up like this.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 9:32:25 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: ex-snook
Start doing something about it. Get Americas working again, earning income, paying taxes, replenishing social security and buying things.

First step, get rid of the Unions.

16 posted on 07/12/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: isthisnickcool

F Yeah!


17 posted on 07/12/2012 9:33:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

All they need is a white flag to go with that beret


18 posted on 07/12/2012 9:34:48 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I talked some time ago with a guy in the clothing business.
I asked him why more of his offerings weren't Made in the USA.
His reply was that there weren't any firms left to send the RFQ's to.
19 posted on 07/12/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: moonshot925

“I remember back in the ‘80’s when lots of cheap stuff...”

But those uniforms were not cheap! $55 for a beret? $125 for a necktie? And worse for the blazers, shirts and slacks. At those prices, they could have had the clothing hand-made in the US. I’m a reenactor, and our uniforms don’t cost that much! 8-0


20 posted on 07/12/2012 9:46:46 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: dfwgator

Except in the case of any dictatorship, preferrably muslim, when they dip the President.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 9:49:04 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: dfwgator
"First step, get rid of the Unions. "

We've done that and it didn't create any jobs. See post 19.

22 posted on 07/12/2012 9:49:59 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: dfwgator

The original Army berets were rejected after it was learned that they were Chinese made. All berets worn by service members are Made in the USA. I’m just glad they got rid of that piece of trash before I retired.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: KarlInOhio

There are two reasons to wear a beret.

1. To be French.
2. To disguise yourself so you can appear to be harmlessly French until you catch a Nazi and slit his throat.

American special forces get to wear berets in memory of the second group.

The American Olympians should not be wearing berets unless they are planning on marching right behind the German team...

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Great answer - hats off to you...


24 posted on 07/12/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (Marion Berry: 'If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate')
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Awful. They are the bridesmaid dresses of Olympic uniforms. The models look like members of an Italian fascist yacht club.
25 posted on 07/12/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT by twister881
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To: moonshot925

In the 60’s , I’ll never forget my best friend’s Dad buying him a new baseball glove that was Made In Japan . WE were all like : “ Made In Japan ? Bwahahahahaha ! “ From the 70’s onward the Japanese got the last laugh with Toyotas , Hondas , Nissans , Panasonic , Sony , Kawasaki , etc. etc. etc...


26 posted on 07/12/2012 2:35:53 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

double breasted blazer ,white slacks / skirt are fine but WTF is on top of their heads ??? Get a white fedora with a 2inch brim . get rid of the idiotic beanie.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: twister881; All

Nonsense!! No Italian fashion designer or Italian tailor with any self respect would make a outfit for a Italian Fascist Yacht Club with a goofy ass beanie when they can use a white fedora with a decent sized brim for the classic 30’s style.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 8:10:32 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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