Word of the Day: Buksekrise
Remember the Norwegian men’s Olympic curling team? The guys who prefer go-to-hell pants? They encountered a Buksekrise (trouser crisis) after being forced into a tiebreak match with Great Britain today, a match they didn’t account for in their wardrobe planning. Each team member brought nine pairs of pants (the hubris!) and in their tenth match were forced into repeated wearing of their most abstract expressionist pair. Alas, the Brits, who dress like they’re working the concession stand, won the day, eliminating fancy pants from this year’s Olympics.
-Pete

Word of the Day: Buksekrise

Remember the Norwegian men’s Olympic curling team? The guys who prefer go-to-hell pants? They encountered a Buksekrise (trouser crisis) after being forced into a tiebreak match with Great Britain today, a match they didn’t account for in their wardrobe planning. Each team member brought nine pairs of pants (the hubris!) and in their tenth match were forced into repeated wearing of their most abstract expressionist pair. Alas, the Brits, who dress like they’re working the concession stand, won the day, eliminating fancy pants from this year’s Olympics.

-Pete

What Olympic Ice Skating Looked Like in 1924
Pictured above: English speed skaters B. H. Sutton (left), L. H. Cambridgeshire (middle), and A. E. Tibbet (right) train in Chamonix, France for the Winter Olympic Games. 
(Photo via CrimsonSox)

What Olympic Ice Skating Looked Like in 1924

Pictured above: English speed skaters B. H. Sutton (left), L. H. Cambridgeshire (middle), and A. E. Tibbet (right) train in Chamonix, France for the Winter Olympic Games. 

(Photo via CrimsonSox)

Maybe overreacting to the controversy about the brand’s made-in-China 2012 Olympic uniforms, Ralph Lauren and co. went all YOU-ESS-AY YOU-ESS-AY YOU-ESS-AY on this year’s models. This shawl collar sweater will be worn for the opening ceremonies (it’s made, indeed, in USA) and is available to non-athletes for $595. WAIT A MINUTE, I ONLY COUNT 45 STARS. I bet one of the stars left out was the one for my home state. 
-Pete

Maybe overreacting to the controversy about the brand’s made-in-China 2012 Olympic uniforms, Ralph Lauren and co. went all YOU-ESS-AY YOU-ESS-AY YOU-ESS-AY on this year’s models. This shawl collar sweater will be worn for the opening ceremonies (it’s made, indeed, in USA) and is available to non-athletes for $595. WAIT A MINUTE, I ONLY COUNT 45 STARS. I bet one of the stars left out was the one for my home state.

-Pete

“For years the hollow claims of every marketing guru who insists that consumers ‘demand authenticity’ has been neatly debunked by the success of the high-end ‘distressed’ denim phenomenon. Buying jeans whose wear-and-tear is implemented by far-flung factory workers and machinery, according to specific standards devised and overseen by layers of corporate design-management — and in fact paying extra for such jeans, and pretending that this somehow signals rebel style — a capitulation to simulacra-culture so Xtreme it would make Debord giggle and Baudrillard weep” — Rob Walker on faux-distressing and the Olympic snowboarding uniforms.
Apparently a guy on the Norweigan curling team thought these pants were neat, and got the other guys on the team to buy them.  And then they decided they were their uniform pants.  BRAVO.
If you are on a curling team from Norway, you might as well just wear  these pants.  I offer my FULL SUPPORT.
Spotted via our pal Rob Walker of the New York Times.

Apparently a guy on the Norweigan curling team thought these pants were neat, and got the other guys on the team to buy them.  And then they decided they were their uniform pants.  BRAVO.

If you are on a curling team from Norway, you might as well just wear these pants.  I offer my FULL SUPPORT.

Spotted via our pal Rob Walker of the New York Times.