After official designs for the 2012 Olympics team were released on Tuesday, the team over at "Fox & Friends" had one pressing question -- why do the Ralph Lauren outfits include a beret?
The preppy designs garnered a lot of attention following its debut. The New York Post said, "Our Olympic heroes will [head] off to London this month — looking as if they’re decked out for a Hamptons lawn party." New York Daily News said the outfits "manage to convey the look of an upscale flight attendant with that of a guerrilla fighter (by way of Greenwich, Connecticut)." The Associated Press reminded readers that berets were also part of the 2002 Winter Olympics uniforms. The light blue berets became quite the fashion trend and sold out in Salt Lake City stores.
On "Fox & Friends," hosts Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson seemed skeptical of the 2012 outfits.
"Is this the new American trend now? Are we going to be seeing berets? And you have to pronounce it that way too, because that's the French way," Carlson said of the headwear.
Doocy wondered if the beret was really appropriate for the American team. "The big question though is should the American team be wearing a beret? Why not a baseball cap? Why not a cowboy hat like we had when we went to Calgary?" he wondered. "Or why not do something just very American and go topless?"
Later in the show, Doocy reportedly said that viewers emailed in to remind the hosts that members of the U.S. special forces don berets.