London Olympics: Switzerland a sartorial standout at opening ceremony
Forget the medal count. In the first competition of the 2012 London Olympics -- the global runway show known as the opening ceremony's parade of nations -- it looks like Team Switzerland did it right.
Over the weekend, a couple of All the Rage readers were anything but neutral about their feelings for that country's gray-and-red ensembles. After bashing Team Canada's uniforms (described here), a reader from Montreal posted a comment Friday evening declaring: "For two weeks I am purely Swiss. They show style!"
That was followed by a Saturday morning email from another reader, who held forth on the wardrobe choices of several of the teams (including the rumpled-Elvis look of host team Britain), noting that "the Swiss looked snappy."
If there was an opening ceremony uniform you thought was a sartorial standout -- good or bad -- let us know by posting a comment.
-- Adam Tschorn
Left photo: Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka leads his team into the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London on Friday. Credit: Adrian Dennis / AFP/Getty Images
Right photo: A view from above of the Swiss team's snappy gray-and-red ensembles. Credit: Quinn Rooney / Getty Images