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#1 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:35 AM

I'll start this topic off with an early contender for Worst team Outfit.

 

Step forward Scotland!

 

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#2 Li0nhead

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

Anyone ever told them the men are wearing skirts?



#3 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

They look like a gay and lesbian society's scottish dancing troupe.


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#4 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:41 AM

Anyway, Becky James and Mark Cavendish out of the cycling; the Aussies are quietly rubbing their hands.


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#5 Li0nhead

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:44 AM

Anyway, Becky James and Mark Cavendish out of the cycling; the Aussies are quietly rubbing their hands.

 

That post takes on a very different message when you put it in the context of the one just before it.



#6 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:51 AM

on your bike.

;) :)


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#7 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

No, I think the Scottish outfit looks like the sort of thing that was designed by a committee .... one which was concerned not to present any image of aggression or undue nationalism.

 

Can you imagine a the look you'd get if you asked a Scottish serviceman or football supporter to wear that outfit?

:biggrin:

 

If I was Alex Salmond, I'd be trying to make out that it was designed by an English fashion house.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:04 AM

There would be a few "interesting" events if the men were to compete in those outfits.  The high jump would need very careful camera angle coverage.  The gymnastic events would all have to be scheduled for after 10pm and there might be extra scoring for presentation.


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#9 Futtocks

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

Dearie me... The shirts are ugly, the tartan's insipid, but the combination of the two is hideous!


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#10 Dave T

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

I quite like it!

 

Not much point in just having a smart kilt and shirt that you see everywhere and at any Scottish wedding.

 

This is meant to be unique, recognisable and stand out.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

It certainly stands out  !!!


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#12 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

I quite like it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.colour-bl...ur-test-plates/


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#13 Davo5

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

They are rank,but what's with the hippy lady in the middle ?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

That's Jilli  Blackwood the designer.


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#15 Davo5

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

That explains everything.

#16 Wolford6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

The Manic Street Preachers come from Blackwood. It's definitely the sort of outfit that Nicky Wire wouuld wear.

 

Mind you, this is his usual attire:

 

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#17 Methven Hornet

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:47 PM

There would be a few "interesting" events if the men were to compete in those outfits.  The high jump would need very careful camera angle coverage.  The gymnastic events would all have to be scheduled for after 10pm and there might be extra scoring for presentation.


It is years since I've attended a Highland Games but, as far as I remember, the only athletes who compete in kilts are 'the heavies', ie those who toss the caber, throw the weight over the bar and throw the hammer. The latter is the only one where, owing to the rotation movement, there is a risk of revealing what should remain hidden. The solution? Usually a pair of lycra shorts.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:04 PM

As for the costumes themselves, they are for an opening ceremony that is designed to be a relaxed affair, despite the blazing conditions likely to be found in the east end of Glasgow in summer. The days of blazers and slacks have long gone. I suspect the whole design and colour scheme is a reflection of Glasgow City Council's desire to portray a softer, more gay-friendly image, rather than the hard-man reputation it has been saddled with in the past. And, on that note, a gay friend has sent me an alternative proposal for a Scottish uniform, but I'm not sure it would be acceptable under the site's terms and conditions.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

Aside from the eye catching team cozzies, anyone going to see any of the actual sporting events?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

Aside from the eye catching team cozzies, anyone going to see any of the actual sporting events?

Not in the flesh - still job-hunting. But I will definitely be watching it on TV. The London-based national media will sneer, but that says more about them than about the Games.

 

From Manchester (2002) onwards, the Commonwealth Games have been excellent and entertaining sporting events. The less said about some of the earlier ones, the better - the 1994 games in Victoria (Canada), for instance, felt like a school sports day, only without the atmosphere.

 

I'm sure Glasgow will host the Games with pride and verve.


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