Nike has unveiled the USA hockey fashions for the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi. The new team threads are a sartorial departure from the more traditional styles worn in Vancouver, in 2010. This time around, the apparel has drawn mixed reviews, due to a range of unique design features.
The white and navy jerseys include both faux lacing and star motif on the shoulders. Design details that pay homage to USA hockey’s history and traditions are also woven into the apparel. A large, old school USA Hockey crest is predominately featured on the front of the jersey, while the sleeves reference the gold medals won in 1960 and 1980.
According to usahockey.com:
The jersey draws inspiration from the pride of competing for Team USA by amplifying the American Flag aesthetic through matte/shine stars on the shoulders and bold striping. The patriotic and inspirational message ”Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” can be found on the inside neckline.
For more information on the Team USA gear, visit here. Below is a closer look at the jerseys: