With just days to go before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games kick off in Sochi, Russia, U.S. figure skating team member Jason Brown finally arrived in Munich, Germany for processing and picked up the Opening Ceremony garb he'll don for the Feb. 7 festivities. The affable skater tweeted his reaction to his new patriotic threads on Feb. 4.
Brown, 19, was delighted with the Ralph Lauren-designed duds, and posted a photo of himself modeling the outfit alongside a pair of like-dressed mannequins with the caption "Thanks #ralphlauren! I'm in love!"
Brown's longtime coach Kori Ade also shared a photo of herself and her student showing off their new gear, which she termed "super cool."
It wasn't the happy go lucky Brown's first time putting his national pride on display. On Feb. 2, he tweeted an over-the-top image of himself decked out in head-to-toe red white and blue and promised to take things "2 a whole new level" in Sochi.
Brown's response to the outfit differed from that of some of his fellow Olympians. After seeing the duds back on Jan. 23, track star turned bobsledder Lolo Jones quipped via Twitter "Every one calm down about the opening ceremony outfits. Grandmas in retirement homes across America knitted those for us. #craftHour"
Brown, who will compete in the individual men's competition and skate the free program for the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event, earned his spot on the 2014 Sochi-bound squad after finishing second to four-time U.S. champ Jeremy Abbott at nationals in January. His wide-eyed enthusiasm and artistically impressive "Riverdance" free skate make him an undeniable fan favorite.
Opening ceremonies for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi are scheduled for Feb. 7.