While we’ve known about the design for a while, it was nice to see Twitter catch on to Team Canada’s closing ceremony outfit for the Olympics in Tokyo this summer. Why? Because the centrepiece is a very interesting take on a Canadian classic, the jean jacket.
This is the gang that comes after you if you say you tried watching Schitt’s Creek but couldn’t get into it pic.twitter.com/SCHpf0QOwE
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 14, 2021
Back when the design was released, Hudson’s Bay said that it was inspired by the street style of Tokyo. So, naturally, it is plastered in ‘street’ graphics reminiscent of graffiti culture. Now, have we ever seen graffiti like this outside of comic books or suburban high schools? No, but maybe we’re not looking in the right places.
I am screaming. This is Canada’s closing ceremony fit. Cancel the Olympics. https://t.co/Q6xEybEIEM https://t.co/wf5E8yDPvL pic.twitter.com/KZ0iWUGFGQ — Downtown Brandi Frown 😾 (@ItsTheBrandi) April 14, 2021
The reactions weren’t all bad though, with some users (correctly) pointing out the originality of the concept. Usually, the closing ceremonies look like an annual regatta at the local yacht club, so we can appreciate that Canada went with a different idea this go around.
The U.S. vs Canada Olympic outfits look like the plot of a bad 80s camp film where the freaks/geeks have to overcome the preppies. pic.twitter.com/90eNBhkj3R
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) April 14, 2021
We just wish they would have consulted with, oh, we don’t know, Canada’s newly formed Olympics skateboarding team for some help with the graphics. If you’re after street style, that’s always the easiest place to start.
I actually really like Canada’s Olympic outfit. Yeah, it’s kinda Corporate Skater™️, but it looks pretty comfortable and stands out in an area where many outfits look like the bad guys in a movie about skiing pic.twitter.com/rZJwyYfrxq — Jared Pechacek (@vandroidhelsing) April 15, 2021
Well, regardless of what they’re wearing after, we can’t wait to support our national athletes later this summer!