Burton Kinda Bricked The US Olympic Snowboarding Uniforms

Burton just released images of the US Olympic Snowboarding team uniform for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Evidently, Burton’s design team was heavily influenced by RRL because they went to Brimfield, Massachusetts (the mecca of old shit for workwear bloggers) and had some lady make a patchwork quilt, which they then had printed onto the jackets. If I were an Olympian, I’d want my uniform to look futuristic as fuck and not extremely vintage. I’d want tabi snowboard boots, some drop-crotchy tech fabric pants and a murdered out jacket. How ill would an Olympic team look if they came out in all black uniforms with, like, black balaclavas and mittens with trigger fingers? I don’t care if the uniforms are supposed to represent the nation. Sure, you can make the argument that the patchwork symbolizes the very same patchwork nature that makes our nation great, BUT WHO THE FUCK CARES WHEN YOU COULD HAVE AN ENTIRE SQUAD OF MURDERED OUT SNOW NINJAS TAKE THE PODIUM? You guys remember when snowboarding was barely an Olympic sport and then one of the medalists tested positive for smoking weed and his medal was taken away and then given back because they decided weed wasn’t a performance enhancing drug? That’s why you get weird patchwork uniforms, snowboarders. If you do drugs, I only respect you if they're drugs that decidedly impair your performance. Nobody likes overly-ambitious nerds.

  • Woofs Mackenzie

    Didn’t Hiroki Nakamura work for Burton at one point?

    • rekab

      yea for like 8 years. He worked on thier accessories. You can see it in the VSVM backpacks for sure. They look a lot like the AK mountain packs that burton make.

      • MIke

        The print is of a quilt with a piece of the American flag sewn into it. According to the section of the United States Code known as the Flag Code (Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8d), “the flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.”
        What message is burton trying to send?

  • Booga

    I agree 100%

  • Nick Grant

    I bet Woolf is poppin the biggest bone for that jacket

  • Dan

    Shits super tough though.

  • Austin

    If the 2018 winter olympic uniforms aren’t all black I’m boycotting that shit

  • HL Merkin

    smoke a fatty for Rebagliati

  • rekab

    You are 100% right. They bricked this bad. It looks like a prime example of why you never buy white snow gear…After a few days you start to see yourself decked out in yellowish off white gear. Now it looks like its coming pre-yellowed.

  • Jon Bazan

    the silver space suits worn in ceremony was enough futuristic to please captain Spock. black is out bro. its 2014.

  • Brandon

    Why blog about something you apparently can’t relate to, style and originality