When you watch the Opening Ceremonies tonight, you’ll eventually see Team USA enter the stadium wearing some pretty loud sweaters.
Actually, it’s a cardigan. And for once, the maker (Ralph Lauren) made sure to get the point across that these uniforms were actually made here in the USA. Whether you believe that or not is up to you.
Curling, of course, is not an American sport. The game has Scottish roots and in Scotland there is an abundance of two things: cold weather and wool. Today, curling is dominated by the Canadians, another place known for a less than temperate climate. And that’s what makes Team USA’s entrance uniforms for tonight so appropriate for curling. Except for the white pants and boots, of course.
Modern curlers have largely dropped the sweater look … along with corn brooms and smoking pipes on the ice, too. At Anthracite Curling, you’re more likely to see a combo of Under Armour Cold Weather gear and polar fleece jackets. But “back in the day” a sweater was basically a must-have for any curler. Sorry, a cardigan.
Have a look at some of these great vintage curling styles …