About the costume...could I just point out that for years, it's been the Russian men who tend to wear elaborate, fussy costumes. Remember Alexei Urmanov? They're based on the ballet tradition, as I understand it. Didn't Urmanov have one costume for a Swan Lake performance that included black parts, white parts, and gloves?
Originally Posted by wallylutz
Ah, yes...here it is:
bada-bing-bada-boom. Precisely. When it comes to looking "unmanly" the Russian men over the years have led the parade! Ballet tradition or no. Anyway, I think and hope the Japanese men that make it to the Olympic team will be judged primarily on their skating, not their costuming.
Originally Posted by Olympia