I know, my blogs are usually focused on architectural designs for homes in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, yet it’s America – where we have freedom of speech, so here we go.
Today we are half-way through the Winter Olympics, and if I have it right, we have seen every ‘clothing’ design that was destined to be profiled on the Podium, or not, during the Winter Games.
With my innate creative mind-set, I just had to know more about all the Stars and Stripes that seem to be designed in a wide variety of angles and colors this year for our Olympic athletes. Through investigation on our world-wide-web, I found out that the company behind the uniform branding for Team USA is the famed Polo Ralph Loren.
According to David Loren, Ralph’s son and chief innovation officer:
“The uniform celebrates the American spirit, with iconic pieces updated with modern details and technical fabrications.”
But wait, there’s more! Did you know that the parka and classically-designed “bomber” jackets are complete with battery-powered heating systems that will keep our heroes happy and warm in sub-zero temps for up to 11 hours? Where were they when I was digging out my home in Incline Village, NV during Snowmaggeden of 2017?
Sure could have used one of those last year! Although I do love to ski as much as I can, don’t expect to see me in an Olympics uniform anytime soon.
However, I will continue to root for Team USA as they continue to push the limits of their life on behalf of all of us in America.
Enjoy what is left of the games! And if you need any assistance with mountain or lakefront home design in Truckee or Lake Tahoe I’d be happy to be your hero. You can see some of my own designs, right here.
See you on the slopes!
James P. Borelli
Call 775 831 3060