Sunday, August 10, 2008

What were they thinking?

I know this is a craft blog, and I never ever ever ever include anything political or opinionated because this is a happy place...... but I really need to know....."Who is responsible for this fashion atrocity?"

They look like Smurfs in bad 80's puffy tracksuits ala Kath Day-Knight.... and who decided that a horrible little silver cap would suit over 400 different shaped faces? Is it just me, or do they all look like they have little shoulders and beer guts under their trackie tops? They also remind me of melting polar ice caps and those yummy blue raspberry flavoured slush puppies that I used to buy at the milk bar on the way home from school.


Everyone else is doing a poll on this very important issue, so I'm joining in. What do you think - Slush Puppy Smurf or Swanky Aussie Style.
Photo courtesy of Herald Sun website


28 comments:

Nicola said...

Hmmm, as a trainee Kiwi I should not really comment. But your right, that is not the most flattering outfits.

Michelle said...

I actually like it!

jesska said...

I'm seeing servo attendants and/or mechanics! Strange choice.

Libby said...

Oh my goodness!!! Did they have a sale at Lowes??? I'm glad I missed it.

Georgie Love said...

I heard on the radio them being referred to as "the fat suits". Have to agree. SO UNFLATTERING. And even though the yellow and gold is always naff - it's Aussie colours!

Jenny said...

Smurfs is a good description! I thought they were very average and quite sloppy and I too missed the green and gold.

Kylie B said...

LOL we did look interesting, at least yo think we could of ironed our trackies lol

Sherrin said...

omilord, they are smurfs... shiny ones.

Christie said...

Don't like them :-(

Leni and Rose said...

I'm with Christie, not a huge fan...

Marita said...

noice, I'm liking it (not really), loved the smurf comparison.

Nikki said...

Looks like Smurfs on the march to me....

trashalou said...

I told my little (english)to look for the green and gold while we watched the opening ceremony - kinda stunned when thes came marching out!

Anonymous said...

I liked the comment in the paper comparing them to sucked icy poles. lol.

Drewzel said...

I concur Ms Curly! YUCK! They look all hollow shouldered and beergutted. And very much like a "blue heaven" SlushPuppie.

muralimanohar said...

Oh, geez, I missed the Aussies come in...they totally have the Americans beat for stupid hats!! lol And yeah...Slush Puppie.

Hannah said...

I wasn't a fan of the colours either. Very 'wishy-washy'.

Handmaiden said...

We dont seem to do casual well....who choose Sportscraft whose target is probably over 40 why didn't we have a young designer involved
sharon

boxofglory said...

I remember when I was still working at my old workplace, and the sportscraft girls were next to us... and they told me that sportscraft was doing the olympics uniforms... I thought, "oh, yay, the aussies will look GOOD for once".... oh boy, how wrong was I?!

They looked atrocious!

Moiface said...

I have to say I agree... they do look a little chubby in those jackets.

SadieandLance said...

OMG I was totally horrified when they came out in those crushed unflattring trackies. I have 2 friends competing there and I felt so sorry for them! My sister competed at Athens and they had much better uniforms. I hope they've given them a better closing ceremony outfit.

Yuck, yuck yuck!!!

JustJess said...

Absolutely awful. John Howard trackie-style is not a good look. Looks like my white top that got washed with the new navy socks...!

potty mouth mama said...

I am hearing you - loud and clear!! They are hideous. Looks like they had a mishap with the bleach.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I vote for smurfs. Not a good look.

Sasparilla Sue said...

Definitely slush puppy smurf!!! I love how the tops go from light at the shoulder to dark around the bottom giving it that little extra beer gut illusion. Whoever was in charge of picking these should be fired!

Stacey said...

So that's what John Howard's been up to since he left politics.

Lilli boo said...

Mmmmm, my first reaction after staying up late was "Oh?" I was hoping to capture that feeling of pride as our athletes strode out..in some nicely tailored number (hopefully without a Ken Done and Jenny Kee reference) but as soon as i saw this outfit there was no pride just a collective gasp.... bring back Ken and Jenny I say!!!! or a young designer (who by the way can still be over 40 and design well!!!!!)

A said...

I know! Glad I fell asleep and missed it! he he he