Team USA’s ‘Dumb And Dumber’ Gloves Are Now An Olympic Meme
Entertainment By Garry Polmateer | February 10, 2018
Folks online thought there was something amusingly familiar about the gloves that Team USA athletes wore for Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Namely, that the fringed, suede garments were strikingly similar to those donned by Jim Carrey’s character Lloyd Christmas in the hit 1994 movie “Dumb and Dumber.”
Polo Ralph Lauren is the official outfit designer for the U.S. Olympic squad in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The gloves are retailing for $995 online, but are currently listed as out of stock.
David Lauren, chief innovation officer at the clothing company, previously hailed the team’s look for celebrating “the American spirit, with iconic pieces updated with modern details and technical fabrications.”
But for many people online, it was just a delightful reminder of Lloyd Christmas:
Well, I at least enjoyed the “Lloyd Christmas Dumb & Dumber” gloves the Americans were wearing. #Olympics
— sethteel (@sethteel) February 10, 2018
We are still unsure what kind of gloves America should wear to the games, Mr. Lauren. We need to decide by the end of the day.
Ralph Lauren after watching Dumb and Dumber: No worries, I have an idea. pic.twitter.com/OkDDe5XJy5
— Samantha Martin (@loutschs) February 10, 2018