Daily Archives: July 23, 2021

Opening Ceremony 2021 Live Blog

Tokyo Olympics XXX11 Tokyo, Japan 7/23/21

Been looking forward to Live blogging the Opening Ceremony since the last Olympics. Will catch as many teams as I can and show you what they’re wearing, a bit of editorial and some info on who designed which team.

See the 2014 looks here and see the 4th most popular post on the streetzblog feat Michael Phelps and his “unsanctioned” headphones on this link

Time for the Live Blog NOW!

TOP HIGHLIGHTS. JAPANESE SINGER MISIA DRESSED IN A BRIGHT RAINBOW COLORED DRESS BY TOMO KOIZUMI. TONGA’S TONGA PITA TAUTATAFUA ALL OILED UP. AND ITALY’S PAC-MAN MEGA MEME CLOTHING.

  1. GREECE: Two athletes. Nice shimmery pleated skirt. Plain blue suit on the man.
  2. IOC REFUGE TEAM: Boring-Corporate blue suits with blue ties and white masks. At least you could see their eyes smiling through their masks with joy. (11 different nations)
  3. Iceland: Wore their track suits to the ceremony. Had Hi-Tech masks ans some popping hair cuts. But tracksuits to a World-Wide Fashion show?
  4. Ireland: More sweat suits. Forest Green on top and blue on the bottoms. Look like they wanted to hook up their sponsor-Adidas during the Ceremony. The tops were actually kinda nice.
  5. Azerbaijan: Nice streetwear type side stripes on pants. With matching stripe on the suits. Kinda a bit disheveled like they already had their tailgate experience prior to the walk. LOL
  6. Afghanistan: Plain blue suits, white shirts and red ties and matching pocket square.
  7. United Arab Emirates: White on white on white.
  8. Algeria: Tailored dark blue suits with blue and white custom basks. Nice haircuts.
  9. Argentina: Well so far, we either have blue suits or tracksuits. They are stoked to be there! Here’s another team with blue blazers, white shirts and white pants. So far, pretty underwhelming for the fashionista.
  10. Aruba: Pretty fancy custom green and blue blazers with matching hats.
  11. BEFORE WE GO ON TO THE NEXT, I JUST NOTICED THEY ARE CALLING THIS THE 2020 OLYMPICS. Not sure what is up with that. It’s 2021. I guess a bizarre covid filled 2020-21 comes with the territory
  12. Armenia: More tracksuits. White zippered tops and blue baggy bottoms
  13. Angola: Look a bit like a classic doll purchased from the tourist store. Sorry bout that. W apologize ahead of time. But those big oversized ruffles on the shoulders. Fashion Police Alert.
  14. Antiqua and Barbuda: All their shirts were mismatched. Dark blue suiting with colorful striped ties.
  15. Andorra: 2 people just dressed in their own clothes. I think.
  16. Japanese Cheerleaders: Went for it. black and white fronts. Yellow backs and yellow hats. looks like they had fun designing these culture specific pieces of clothing. They are featured throughout the parade
  17. Yeman: Red track tops and blue track pants. Pretty basic. Man, are they moving fast now. Hard to keep up. And hey, why does Y come after the A’s?
  18. Israel: Hight tech tops, white pants and shorts. The best masks yet.
  19. Italy: Giorgio Armani designed white, red and green uni’s. Many on twitter saying its an ode to Pac-Man. “Eating up the competition” Definitely made a statement. Untypical Giorgio Armani, possible Armani Exchange influenced. Well, same person does it all. I suspect someone youthful or with a youthful spirit did these designs. One of the stand outs for sure. Oh, and nice Kicks. Tri-Colored. Wouldn’t mind getting a pair of them.
  20. Iraq: Tan pants. Adidas track jackets. Look a little lost?
  21. Iran: Classic cultural attire. Cheap disposable masks?!?!
  22. India: The ladies have: Pants with skirts on top. Men have nice Nehru jackets that are pretty dope with bold classic expensive looking Gold buttons.
  23. Indonesia: White suits with bright red shirts. red and white masks to match
  24. Uganda: a bit too much going on
  25. Ukraine: Sporty. High-Tech tops. Light blue shorts. The bright yellow fanny packs are a nice touch. When worn around the neck not the waist.
  26. Uzbekistan: Interesting green and white jackets. White shirts, pants and white sox.
  27. Uruguay: Ok, I’m running low on fumes now. With more track suits. Seems to be the theme for this year
  28. Great Britain: Ahhh. They upped the game on the tracksuit. I’m liking the red and white pinstripes on the jacket sleeves. If you’re gonna go track suit here’s how it’s done. Matching belts too. Mostly blue masks with one lady wearing 2-3 odd masks
  29. U.S Virgin Islands: BBI 50 meter free. One person I think. Went by really quickly
  30. Equidor:
  31. Egypt:
  32. They’re going too fast now. And so much negativity from the announcers and jocks about how there arent anyone there to watch them. Too much complaining. We will keep it as positive as we can going forward. But…
  33. Netherlands: Nice pin striped with orange suit jackets. I’d rock these
  34. Ghana: Signing, happy and proud to be there.
  35. Cape Verde:
  36. Guyana:
  37. Kazakhstan: More blue suits. But some nice bold white stripes.
  38. Qatar: White on white on white.
  39. Canada: Bright red Satin jackets..hmm interesting.
  40. Gabon: Plain track jackets and pants. Once again more Adidas. Wonder where Nike is at?
  41. Cameroon: Colorful. Funny brown bags
  42. Gambia:
  43. Cambonia:
  44. North Macedonia:
  45. Guinea:
  46. Cyprus: There’s Nike. Bright blue Polo shirts. Boring.
  47. Cuba: Nice jackets, should make it a suit. the pants are silly
  48. Kiribati: Blue shorts and blue T shirts with pink flowers. hmmm
  49. Kyrgystan: Pretty slick looking long Nehru jackets with classy patterns on top. I like these. Cool hats too. Very Exquisite. The announcer said they Turned it Out..which they did. Ranks top 3 so far.
  50. Guatemala: Khaki pants (ugh) and blue jackets white hats
  51. Guam: Aloha shirts and black pants. Look like they work for Hawaiian Airlines.
  52. Kuwait: White on white on white again.
  53. Cook Islands: Fun attire. nice patterns. Fancy hats. Shell Lei. Earrings. They had fun putting together their clothing
  54. Grenada: Track suits with fluorescent flair. Colorful masks
  55. Croatia: Red dresses like towels? strangely cut. Nice attempt. Almost, just not quite right
  56. Cayman Islands: Their own clothes
  57. Kenya: Ok so here’s some FLAIR. Plaid dresses and shirts in bright red and blue. I like these uniforms. Nicely Done!
  58. Cote D’Ivoire: Cool greens and oranges. Nice color-way for the show + for some kicks
  59. Costa Rica: Militaristic jackets white pants, pinstripe button down shirts
  60. Kosovo: More track suits
  61. Comoros: Robes in gold
  62. Columbia:
  63. Congo:
  64. Saudi Arabia: Aah this is the Japanese alphabet, that’s why things seem out of order. Yet they are in order in Japan.
  65. Sao tome and Pricipe: Flow Green. Not sure where this is. I think I heard the announcer say he didn’t know either..
  66. Zambia: Green and Orange. Go nice together.
  67. San Marino: Suits
  68. Russia or Roc: Men: Suits. Women: Rad Robes with a bit of Japanese flair
  69. Sierra Leone: Blue and green leaf jackets. Matching masks that are very nice
  70. Jamaica: Puma in the house. Look like they are here to win track and field. No messing around. Eye of the Tiger/Winner.
  71. Georgia: Oversized jackets. Interesting look
  72. Syria: Only 6 people. Grey pants. Polo shirts.
  73. Singapore: Khaki pants (ugh again) blue ties, blue masks, red blazers. I do not like Khaki pants, here, nor there, or anywhere. Save them for the State Farm Commercials.
  74. Zimbabwe:
  75. Switzerland: Muted red dirt. Interesting color-way
  76. Sweden: Women: Yellow on Yellow on Yellow. Men are blue on blue on blue
  77. Sudan: Traditional clothing
  78. Spain: Not sure what to say? Cropped white jackets
  79. Suriname:
  80. Sri Lanka: Blue skirts on men and women
  81. Slovenia: Luka’s team. Went by too fast to see what they were wearing
  82. Seychelles: Aloha wear
  83. Senegal: Bright blue. White scarfs. Disposable masks
  84. Serbia: Pretty sporty. Big cute stripes
  85. Saint Vincent: Tie-Dye. Wow
  86. Saint Lucia: A lot going on
  87. Somalia: Contrasting prints. Kinda cool
  88. Solomon Islands: Very very nice aloha wear. Dark blue and bright Green. Nice job
  89. Thailand: Greyish suit tops
  90. South Korea: Muted Moss Green blazers are quite nice. Great color scheme. I would wear these jackets. Should have gone with matching pants, drop crotch to add some more style points. Had the same old White pants as so many others. With white masks and hats to match.
  91. Chinese Taipei: Went by too fast
  92. Tanzania: 3 dressed in their own clothes
  93. Czech Republic: Polka Dot vests. more white pants. Matching fans. Plain white masks
  94. Chad: 2 Judo athletes
  95. China:Red Blazers. Red and yellow masks. Got their mask game on! Some flowery skirts that look on point
  96. Tunisia: Announcer talking a lot of politics. Ugh. Blue suits.
  97. Chile: Well this is more than I thought. I may or may not last til the end.
  98. Denmark: I didn’t see them
  99. Germany: Adidas tech vests. Now this is different.
  100. Togo: Bright bright yellow pants
  101. Dominican Rep: Look a bit like USA in the 1920s
  102. Turkmenistan: Bright Green jackets. Pants are very modern. I like the pants
  103. Turkey: White on white with bold red trip and their shoes look petty keen. Red and white.
  104. Tonga: Show stopper. Flag bearing Oiled man. Takes the show. Gotta be the show stopper for these games.
  105. Nigeria: Ok? boring
  106. I’m almost done. computer is slowing down too
  107. Namibia:
  108. Nicaragua:
  109. Niger: Hard to see they are interviewing Lilly King and can barely see the clothes
  110. Nepal: Maroon jackets. White shirts.
  111. Norway: Look like they are from Norway. Some very sunburned
  112. Bahrain: Traditional and a bit of Gold Bling. Wonder if it’s real?
  113. USA: Ralph Lauren Keeps it OG with traditional Navy pants and jacket. Horizontal Striped shirt and custom face masks. I bet this is RLs last Olympics. Gonna Be Off White or Louis V next time around. USA looks very dated and corporate like they didn’t want to try something fun or festive. They are patriotic.
  114. Bahamas:
  115. Papua New Guinea:
  116. Bermuda: Dope pink Bermuda shorts with matching masks. Good job
  117. Paraguay: Festive fun stylish shirts. Look hand painted. Great look and on trend
  118. Hungary: Not really sure they cut them off for a commercia
  119. Fiji:
  120. Philipines:
  121. Finland: Boring
  122. Puerto Rico: Red White and blue. A bit Old School
  123. Brazil: Aloha wear. Seems to be a theme this year.
  124. Burkina Faso: Nice stripes
  125. American Samoa: Polynesian wear. Looks High level designer brand
  126. Virgin Islands:
  127. Vietnam: Grey pants. Some very nice sleek slick red material for their jackets.
  128. Benin: Colorful pink aqua and blue
  129. Belarus: Flight attendants. Oh well
  130. Belize: Khaki AGAIN! Argh
  131. Peru:
  132. Belgium: Wow they went all out on the womens clothign. Bright red with Tokyo written on them. a tad of Steet-vibe
  133. Poland: Not sure what to think
  134. Bolivia: Looks like Tommy Hilfiger
  135. Portugal: They are quite excited. Nice Kicks! actually very nice kicks.
  136. Hong Kong: Like US going normcore
  137. Marshall Islands:
  138. Madagascar:
  139. Mali: Chic Bold Robes
  140. Malaysia: Colorful
  141. Micronesia: Flight attendants x Aloha Wear
  142. South Africa: Eclectic Aloha Wear with matching masks
  143. South Sudan:
  144. Myanmar:
  145. Mexico:
  146. Mauritius: Cropped blue suits. Generica disposable masks
  147. Mozambique: Trippy pants
  148. Monaco: Corporate look like Monaco
  149. Morocco: Ready to rock it out on Christmas
  150. Mongolia: Interlocutor gold patterns
  151. Jordan: Expensive looking
  152. Latvia: Silver metallic. interesting. with grey masks. And some sort of plastic Jacket?
  153. Romania: Team Romania printed on high tech shirts. Looks a bit 1980s x 2021
  154. Luxembourg: The best metallic silver jackets of the event. The metallic blasted all the colors of the rainbow

Kenya was top 3. And their Kits are Just as Dope. I’m digging the 3D effect! Might need to cheer for this team.. Or get a jersey if its possible?

See you on the Streetz!

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