We've seen the outfits the U.S. Olympic team wore during the opening ceremony. We've scratched our heads. We've cringed. But despite the "ugly Christmas sweater" consensus, the hand-knit Ralph Lauren garments are flying off the proverbial shelf.
The Ralph Lauren website has already sold out of the $790 sweater-and-pants ensemble. And apparently people like the getup enough to spend as much as $3,000 on eBay.
“One sweater takes more than 12 hours," Elizabeth Park told the Los Angeles Times. "Lots of hand whipstitching, and it goes through many hands." Park owns the City of Commerce factory where the sweaters were produced.
Sounds like a lot of work, but is it worth three figures?