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The GAME Tunnel Vision: UAAP Mens' Basketball Fashion

Common Threads: 3 Fashion Trends We Spotted In The UAAP Tunnel

As teams get closer to the championship, these UAAP men’s basketball players’ fashion choices are reflecting their focus on the court.

We’ve only got one more weekend of the elimination rounds of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament and it’s crunch time. The UP Fighting Maroons, NU Bulldogs, and DLSU Green Archers may have sealed their slots in the Final Four, but their last two games will determine who will gain the top two seeds for a significant twice-to-beat advantage. Meanwhile, it looks like the fight for the last slot in the next tournament round will go down to the wire as Ateneo, Adamson, and UE will all be chasing the same thing.

With the start of the Final Four round in sight, it’s safe to say the UAAP men’s basketball players now all have tunnel vision on the same goal: to win the chip. And somehow, it looks like this similarity in focus is translating into their outfit choices, too.

Last weekend, The GAME spotted three fashion trends among the UAAP men’s basketball players. With their eyes on the prize, it looks like bolder fashion choices are making a return to timeless basics.

Black on black

The most common fashion trend we spotted in the UAAP men’s basketball tunnel was a black-on-black motif. At least one player on every team came onto the playing field with a very focused look.

The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: CJ Cansino (UP Fighting Maroons)
CJ Cansino (UP)
The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: SJ Moore (UST Growling Tigers)
SJ Moore (UST)
The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: Joseph Obasa (Ateneo Blue Eagles)
Joseph Obasa (ADMU)
The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: Reyland Torres (UP Fighting Maroons)
Reyland Torres (UP)
The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: Bright Nwankwo (DLSU Green Archers)
Bright Nwankwo (DLSU)
Back to basics

Throughout last weekend, we also noticed a big shift back to more basic pieces — trusty white tees, plain-colored tops, and loosely fitted bottoms. Very Devin Booker-esque.

The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: Harold Alarcon (UP Fighting Maroons)
Harold Alarcon (UP)
The GAME UAAP Tunnel Vision Fashion Trends: Jack Cruz-Dumont (UE Red Warriors)
Jack Cruz-Dumont (UE)
Mark Parks (NU Bulldogs)
Mark Parks (NU)
Francis Lopez (UP Fighting Maroons)
Francis Lopez (UP)
Evan Nelle (DLSU Green Archers)
Evan Nelle (DLSU)
Trusty totes

We’ve been noticing this particular fashion trend since the beginning of UAAP Season 86 — the use of good old reliable tote bags. When players are coming in with their game-day essentials, it doesn’t get much easier than tossing them all in one bag and calling it a day.

Paul Manalang (UST Growling Tigers)
Paul Manalang (UST)
Raven Cortez (DLSU Green Archers)
Raven Cortez (DLSU)
Jolo Manansala (NU)
Jolo Manansala (NU)
Sean Alter (UP)
Sean Alter (UP)
Nic Cabanero (UST)
Nic Cabanero (UST)

Images by Vyn Radovan.


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