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A big part of the Olympic allure is familiarity. Viewers tune into the Winter and Summer Games knowing they'll hear the same voices calling the same sports they've watched since they were young.

Equally big, however, is finding new faces that emerge from that familiar structure. And if the first four days are any indication, Johnny Weir will be an Olympic television staple for years to come. The two-time Winter Olympian is calling his first Winter Games for NBC and has been a refreshing voice while analyzing the figure skating competition.

Any conversation about Weir obviously starts with his style. Whether it's his fur coat and gold necklace ...

or plaited hair ...

... or the retro pink Chanel blazer he wore on Tuesday ...

... Weir will always get attention for what he's wearing.

But he's not just a colorful, couture jacket. Weir is sharp and funny. His voice has been a refreshing addition to NBCSN's figure skating coverage, in which he works alongside old pro Terry Gannon and 1998 gold medalist Tara Lipinski.

One of the hardest things for athletes-turned-analysts to learn is how to distill their knowledge into clear, concise statements that can be understood by viewers who don't know a lutz from a toe loop. Weir has proven adept at that. He's insightful and has a "tell it like it is" style that pairs well with his signature flair.

This quote from a Tuesday morning interview on NBCSN is pure Weir.

"Pairs is not the strongest discipline for the United States. We have a kind of problem with people switching out partners whenever they're unhappy. The European teams that usually are stronger stay together for life. They're like penguins."

Strong take, refreshing candor, insider knowledge and joke, all in four sentences. That's not easy to do, especially while pulling off hot pink Chanel.

USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour spoke with Weir on Tuesday about, what else, fashion.

Do you get help choosing your outfits?

"I put them all together.

Through, loving fashion, I felt a lot of love back from fashion, and there were so many designers that generously lent me things. Especially the jewelry. Joomi Lim It's a beautiful young Korean jewelry designer in New York. I wear a lot of Erickson Beamon, which is another jewelry company in New York. I have so many friends in so many places in the fashion world that I can pull and pick and choose and borrow and do all sorts of beautiful looks.
"Being on television, you get one chance really to have that moment and then it's weird to wear it afterward so I love that I can borrow, I have that ability.

"But of course I'm still a very astute shopper. I save up to do my shopping. Fashion's always been my thing."

Are you allowed to mix and match pieces?

"Oh yes. I mix and match. It's acceptable. I don't like it, but I'll do it. I've worn this pink jacket many times.

"But for example if I buy something, I take about a month, depending on how much I like it, to actually wear it. It has to have a debut. I remember, kind of photographic-memory style, I remember everything that I've worn to everything, and I have a log in my computer that reminds me, at this event you wore this, with this, these underwear, that watch, just so I know."

That detailed?

"That detailed. I'm so OCD about so many things and my fashions and showing up in the same thing twice is definitely one of my OCDs."

Did you map out your outfits for Sochi beforehand?

"I do what every fashionista does and I overpack so I have options. If I'm retaining water that day I don't want to wear something that's super form fitting."

Is this Johnny different than everyday Johnny?

"I'm actually dressing up for television because it's the Olympics. I usually don't wear button-down shirts because they drive me insane with the wrinkles and the uncomfort of them. But I decided to bring it since it's the Olympics. (If you see me) at my coffee store, you get big Tom Ford sunglasses, you get a big fur coat, you get the purse, you get it all.

"I actually am embarrassed when I have to wear my leggings for skating practice and Ugg boots -because after skates they're the most comfortable things in the world.

"I've held onto Ugg boots. I will never graduate to Crocs, but Ugg boots are always and forever. That's my fashion stepchild."

Do you ever just wear sweats and a T-shirt?

"No. I sleep naked. The only time I'm even close to sweats and a T-shirt is when I have socks and underwear on."

Victor is more low-key than you, right? (Referring to his husband, Victor Weir-Voronov)

"Don't get it twisted, we like nice things. But my husband is definitely more under-the-radar, he's more conservative. But he has a few pairs of Louboutin sneakers and he has his casual yet youthful look. But he's an attorney. He has to wear suits and ties and look normal."

How would you style Bob Costas, besides getting rid of the pink eye, of course?

"Poor guy. He's taken so much [expletive] for that. If I was going to style Bob Costas, I would definitely want to play a little bit. He has a nice figure, he's not heavy. He would actually look really good in a little Givenchy French tuxedo jacket, single button."

Seriously?

"No, honestly. Skinny tie. Just very modern. He still has all his hair and that's important in fashion. No, I think Givenchy is what I'd put him in."

Apolo Ohno's soul patch, isn't it about time that thing goes?

"It's his thing. Everyone has a statement piece whether it's my pompadour or Apolo's chin strap, Jason Brown's ponytail. Everyone has a statement. Karl Lagerfeld with his ponytail, that thing will never go. He's thinning a bit on top and he still has a ponytail, so there are things that everyone just can't give up."

Do you have one favorite outfit you've ever worn?

"After the Vancouver Olympics, I went to the Independent Spirit Awards and I wore Viktor & Rolf. I thought I looked fierce. It was a very Edwardian collar, it was very beautiful."

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