The Norwegian curling team—likely on their way to steal your girl—stopped by the men’s curling competition on Wednesday with the best style find of the Olympics so far: sweet red and pink Valentine’s Day pants. It’s fair to say that these are the Hallmark Channel Style Flex of the Year.
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Of course, internet commenters loved it because in this world of total insanity, Norway is stepping up to give us exactly what we need: lived-in holiday-themed cargo pants that say, “Hey, it might be cold in Pyeongchang, but I’m here to warm your heart.”
According to Esquire‘s style team, the fit of the pants is “not bad.” But the style editors also made it very clear that these pants are “absolutely not okay” and “make me feel bad.” But here’s the thing. Style history favors the bold, and the Norway curling team is known for being bold—they’ve been sporting crazy pants since 2010, when they took home silver. Check out this super casual, muted pattern from 2014.
Iconic. Look how that pattern just, you know, does whatever the hell it wants to do. And then there are the gemstones that look like a small explosion happened at a Vera Bradley factory, but then someone said, “Waste not, want not, let’s make a men’s line of curling pants,” and so it was. They are, in short, perfect.
So, fellas, if you thought you could coast this year with whatever high-end, well-tailored monstrosity you put on your body this morning, think again. Love is red and pink, rests slightly below the waist, and knows how to perfectly push a curling stone into the center of a target. Step it up.