× Your first look at the new Canadian Olympic uniforms (spoiler: they’re good)
It looks like Team Canada will take home some gold in Sochi.
The hockey-loving country revealed its uniforms for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics earlier this week, and they’ve got gold on the brain — or boots.
The suit is laced with red in homage to the national color of hockey, and made with light-weight polyester.
The design features fur-lined boots, a double-breasted jacket, and a polka dot scarf.
Team Canada said the jacket was the idea of the team’s hockey forward, Matt Duchene. The fashion-forward 27-year-old added that he doesn’t want the uniform to feel “too country-specific or nationalist,” which it largely does.
A bit of hockey is common in Canada — that is, hockey being the most popular of sports in the country. In 2018, Canada is holding the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which makes for a nice backdrop for skiers and snowboarders to compete.
As of early February, Canada was slated to win 18 medals, tied with the United States for the most in total medals won (34) at the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to hockeystats.com.
To prepare for the games, about 20,000 employees in 45 different departments took on the daunting task of making the outfits.
Then, nearly 300 members of the media got their first sneak peek of the uniform Wednesday.
The suit is available to purchase in Canada for $539, though the USA might be able to get a steal on the bargain. The US version of the suit costs $594.