Explaining Why the U.S. Speedskating Team's Outfits are Designed That Way

More than a few viewers have been puzzled by Team U.S.A.’s speedskating outfits. They seem to be designed purely to draw one’s eye towards their junk:

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The speed skating events are a terrific show but the @TeamUSA uniforms are terrible. What is with the crotch patch? #Olympics2018 pic.twitter.com/xm1TztsXAV

— Joseph W. Roberts (@prof_jwroberts) February 19, 2018

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Uniform designer 1: Our new uniforms need to reflect the elegant and strong aesthetic of speed skating.

Uniform designer 2: And highlight the crotch.

Uniform designer 1: duh of course. Gotta pull the eye right there! pic.twitter.com/BEpWBB2xLN

— sarah_haskins (@sarah_haskins) February 8, 2018

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