“Cancel the Olympics!” Twitter trolls Team Canada for their VERY dated Tokyo game uniforms in double denim, with fans saying it ‘looks like it came out of a mall in the 1980s’
- Uniform is designed by Hudson Bay and Levi’s and will be worn by Canadian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony in August
- Dozens of Twitter users checked out the outfit, claiming it looked like it had come straight out of the 1980s
- However, some claimed to be fans of the casual uniform, calling it ‘ironic’ and ‘unpretentious’
Canada has unveiled the official uniform the athletes will wear at the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony – and fans aren’t impressed.
On Thursday, Team Canada released new images of the unusual outfit, which consists of tight white jeans and a blue 1980s-style denim jacket adorned with graffiti.
Designed by Hudson Bay and Levi’s, the uniform is heralded as a ‘twist on the iconic Canadian tuxedo’, with the graffiti on the denim jacket intended as a tribute to Tokyo’s ‘street art scene’.
‘The graffiti graphic and unexpected patch placements give a youthful and festive feel,’ Hudson Bay stated in a press release, stating that their denim jacket was ‘forever cool’ and the ‘must-have piece of the collection’.
But many vehemently disagreed and quickly took to Twitter to troll Team Canada at the closing ceremony.
“Cancel the Olympics!” stated one user, who made fun of the outfits.
“Did Canada forget to submit something and get it made at a retail kiosk?” asked another.
“A shopping center in the eighties!” a third user agreed.
Canada has unveiled the official uniform the athletes will wear at the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony – and fans aren’t impressed. Designed by Hudson Bay and Levi’s, the uniform is billed as a ‘twist on the iconic Canadian tuxedo’, with the graffiti on the denim jacket intended to pay homage to Tokyo’s ‘street art scene’.
“The graffiti graphic and unexpected patch placements give a youthful and festive feel,” Hudson Bay announced in a press release, stating that their denim jacket was ‘forever cool’ and the ‘must-have piece of the collection.’
Many Twitter users stated that the closing ceremony uniform looked like it came straight from the 1980s
Indeed, many Twitter users claimed that the denim jacket looked like it came from that much-maligned decade of fashion.
“Oh dear, the model is so annoyed that her mom shopped in Sears’s preteen department in 1987,” one joked.
“Canada will dress like it’s 1988!” another joked.
A social media user contrasted the Canadian closing ceremony uniform with the uniform unveiled by Team USA, designed by Ralph Lauren.
‘The US vs Canada Olympic outfits look like the plot of a bad’ 80s camp movie where the freaks / geeks have to overcome the preppies, ‘they wrote.
Meanwhile, some claimed that the uniform reminded them of a uniform worn by Robin Sparkles – a fictional 1980s Canadian pop star from the TV series How I Met Your Mother.
Dozens joked that the double denim uniform looked like it was from the 1980s or 1990s
Meanwhile, others stated that the denim outfit looked like it could be more at home in the 1990s too.
A user shared a photo of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wearing double denim ensembles in the 1990s.
Another joked that the uniform could have been inspired by 90s Irish girl band B * Witched, who were famous for wearing denim jackets on stage.
However, others favored the casual street style look Team Canada has opted for.
“I’m okay with the Canadian denim jackets for the Olympic closing ceremony,” someone wrote.
Think they’re funny and ironic about the pretentiousness of these things. And these will be fit young people wearing them. They can carry it easily ‘.
Team Canada has not responded to the Twitter trolling.
However, others favored the casual street style look Team Canada has opted for