Once every four years, the finest athletes on the planet put their years of training to the test as they compete for Gold for their country. The Olympics have been part of some of the most memorable and iconic moments in the history of the human race, and you know what? We all love to watch.
The Olympics are a chance for athletes to converge and go for Gold, for personal achievements and for their countries. The whole world stands and watches with anticipation, to see which hero graces the podium next. But the events aren’t just about sport. Over the years, we have seen fashion synergise with the Olympics on a number of occasions: such as the USA’s Ralph Lauren sponsored kits from 2008 onwards.
While winning the Gold medal is the only priority for the talent on show, the Olympics has also come to prove that clothing for these competitors is strictly for functionality and comfort. But, over the years in which the stars have been spotted outside of the arena, they’ve come to show that they can be quite the fashionistas...
Here, we look into some our favourite Olympians in BODA SKINS styles...
Adam Peaty, Swimmer, Team GB
As one of the sports that require next to no clothes to compete, it makes a pleasant surprise when you see one of these stars with a sharp eye for fashion. Here, we spotted the recently-crowned Gold medalist in BODA’s very own Hunter 2.0. Peaty partnered up his luxury shearling number with some black, ripped denim jeans, along with a Stone Island t-shirt, creating a smart-casual look that’s perfect for Sunday strolls.
Keeping his look sharp, fitted, and clean, Adam Peaty has been able to show why he’s as stylish out of the water as he is in it.
Our Hunter 3.0 boasts everything that you would expect an BODA SKINS jacket to have, including a double lux shearling collar with metal rollercoaster buckles and rust proof, zinc alloy based antique brass zips. and of course, this style is finished off with our signature BODA SKINS signature union flag labels.
The shearling is sourced from luxurious, high quality Australian skins. Each hide ages in different ways, adding to their natural character. Shearling is a natural product, so variations in texture, shade and markings are inherent, and should be considered as enhancing their natural beauty.
Dani Alves, Footballer, Brazil
As we all know, Brazil is synonymous with football. As of 2020, the South American nation has the most World Cup wins and has been famous for having iconic players such as Pele, Ronaldo, and of course, Dani Alves. Alves has officially been the most decorated football player in history with 43 titles for some while now, whereas Brazil as a nation only won their first Olympic Gold medal in 2016 when they hosted the tournament in Rio De Janeiro.
The footballing legend has been captured in his customised Kay Michaels, featuring his beloved cat. Keeping all of the classic Kay Michaels features the same, this Platinum Hardware edition is available on our site, but of course, without the customisation.
This best-selling leather jacket has intricate detailing on the shoulders, along with ribbed detailing on the arms and side panels. The interior is lined with premium satin features, partnering two inside packers that are designed for all phones and card-holders. Zips on the jacket cuffs can also be adjusted, giving added functionality for layering when needed.
Dani said: "My BODA is very, very special. I love the quality of the piece and the design of my cat."
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Natasha Hastings, Runner, Team GB
As one of the most favoured and exciting sports in the Olympic roster, Natasha Hastings has been a fan-favourite amongst the Brits since she won her first gold medal some years ago. Now, the 400 metre specialist has double the gold, and a collection of mental health activism routines in place. She has been speaking to young people for some time now, offering advice on how to live with your mind, along with activities to encourage young people to make friends and talk. It's safe to say that Natasha is a national treasure.
Recently, she was captured in our Ravine Noir puffer. This has been a big favourite amongst the BODA fam since its release, and it doesn't seem to be losing any popularity.
The puffer is adjustable. It allows you to disconnect the hood and sleeves, creating a fully-functioning gilet silhouette. The sustainability factor within this is second-to-none, too. It's internal insulation has been constructed by recycled PET bottles, while also using Thermore technology that allows the heat to either escape, or be trapped, depending on the weather.
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Sir Bradley Wiggins, Cyclist, Team GB
When looking into the ultimate legends of British Olympians, Sir Bradley Wiggins is definitely at the top of everyones lists. The athlete 4 consecutive gold medals from 2004 to 2016 and has won a total of 8 Olympic medals.
Now moving from the podium to the commentary desks, Wiggins now sees himself reporting on the current affairs and races of the road bike games. He has been tipped as the commentator to watch with his sarcastic charms and boyishly-honest opinions throughout the races. The audience love his ruggedness, and so do we.
Recently, Sir Bradley Wiggins uploaded a video onto his Instagram where he was spotted in his BODA SKINS Shearling Aviator.
Our Shearling Aviator boasts everything that you would expect an aviator jacket to have. including a double lux shearling collar with leather buckles and rust proof, zinc alloy based antique brass zips. and of course, this style is finished off with our signature boda skins signature union flag labels. get ready to be revolutionary.
Our shearling skins are sourced from luxurious, high quality. Each hide ages in different ways, adding to their natural character. Shearling is a natural product, so variations in texture, shade and markings are inherent, and should be considered as enhancing their natural beauty.
Tom Daley, Diver, Team GB
Having officially won his first gold medal after his fourth attempt, Team GB's Tom Daley is officially a history maker. He has been somewhat of a national treasure for a while now, but with all of the fame, he has never allowed that to throw him off, proving to all the kids out there that with hard work, comes rewards.
But during his spare time, which he spends mainly with his partner, Daley has been spotted in BODA's very own Polar 3.0. As a real statement piece, this jacket is now handcrafted from exclusive, premium merino shearling that is velvety smooth. This super soft jacket comprises of ironed wool shearling with nappa contrast details, buckles on each wrist and waist and a removable double collar.
The Polar 3.0 is robust and will be by your side for years to come, this piece is very easy to upkeep, simply shake the wool free of dust or dirt. There is no need to clean this piece as the lanolin in the wool is self-cleaning. Due to the premium nature of this product, there may be individual characteristics from one jacket to another, making each piece individual.