I SEE BY YOUR OUTFIT …July 28th, 2012 10:32 am Associated Press
Dressed head to toe in the British flag — or, rather, AS the British flag — Mick Burn wanted to find a spot along the road course to cheer cyclist Mark Cavendish.
But his outfit was so extreme, the man from Watford in Hertfortshire couldn’t make it more than a few feet (meters) at a time without being stopped by fans wanting to pose for a picture with him.
“I’ve been mobbed all day,” he says. And he’s delighted by that fact.
It took him almost two years and 200 pounds (more than $300) to assemble the outfit, which consisted of everything from “posh golf pants,” a waistcoat, his watch, eyeglasses and even his underwear. The toughest item was the sport coat, which cost him 50 pounds (about $75) on eBay.
Burn had thought his niece, rower Lucinda Gooderham, would be competing in these games. She didn’t qualify, but he vowed to keep fine-tuning the outfit for Rio.
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