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Letters From London: August 5th

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Freshly graduated and shipped off to London; Stephen Kasica is on assignment in London for the Olympics. He sent us this missive:

Dear Colorado,

Got my hands on a style field-manual provided to every USA athlete from Nike, which designed this year’s Team USA uniform, sweats, and such. In these 80 pages is bandana-folding instruction, American- flag silk neck scarf etiquette, and rules against uniform faux pas on the medal stand.

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The proper instructions for your Olympic neck tie.

  • Tuck and Cover: If the T-shirt falls lower than the jacket, “a simple tuck-in restores the clean flow…” especially on the medal stand.
  • Roll Call: Rolling a jacket’s sleeves is permitted in the Olympic Village, but must be down on the medal stand for crispness and formality.
  • Zip Code: Zipping a windbreaker or jacket to the chin looks more intimidating than a zipper at half-mast with a spread collar. “Zip all the way up to protect against the elements, warm up or show you mean business.”
  • Collar ID: Popping the polo shirt collar “adds a dash of post-prep floss.”

Fashionably Late,

Stephen Kasica

Stephen is a Coloradan who finished his journalism degree days ago. He's reporting for the CU Journalism News Service. Follow his trip through the 2012 London Olympics on Twitter: @stephenkasica

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