Once again, The Hudson’s Bay Company is producing Team Canada’s Olympic gear, and they’ve just unveiled their collection for the upcoming games in Rio de Janeiro via a Facebook live event. The Bay enlisted Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 to design the line, and as expected it’s primarily red and white, and heavy with maple leaves. (Come on, we’d be suspicious if it wasn’t.)
There are some interesting new takes on old classics though, like structured blazers made from wind breaker material, but for the most part, it’s what you’d expect for a team of world-class athletes, and with prices ranging from $15 to $150, it’s expected to fly off the shelves.
Even though the collection is on par with previous years, and has been met with excited reactions by the athletes themselves, we have to wonder why there are so many hoodies and jackets when the Olympics are happening in Brazil. You know, where the temperature rarely dips below 20 degrees Celsius, even in winter. Oh well, our athletes are clearly a lot tougher than us anyway, and can handle the heat and pressure that comes with competing on a stage like the Olympics. Plus, this gear will actually be perfect for our Canadian climate so we’re totally on board.
You can watch the full unveiling of the collection above.