PUMA revealed its special edition Melo x MNL tee, which is a Philippines-exclusive shirt that features iconic Filipino vehicles and 2021 NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball.
The special tee is a homage to the unique basketball culture in the Philppines, along with Ball’s confident playmaking skills and flashy fashion style. The graphic on the shirt features Ball riding a jeepney and tricycle–two iconic vehicles in the Philippines that symbolizes its rich cultural heritage and bustling streets. Completing the look is a stylized PUMA branding and palm trees to symbolize the Philippines’ tropical climate and stunning beaches.
“The chosen fonts, bold and deliberate, echo the tenacity of basketball lovers and the spirit of adventure. For PUMA and PUMA Hoops, this collection isn’t just apparel; it’s a chronicle of passion, sport, and the intertwining threads of global cultures,” shirt designer Joshua Pichardo said.
The Melo x MNL Tee comes in black, gray, and white, and retails for Php 2,500. It is available at select PUMA stores that include: Glorietta 3, Shangri-La Plaza Main Wing, Eastwood Mall, and Ayala Center Cebu, as well as SM North EDSA and Foot Locker stores in Glorietta, Manila Bay, and Gateway. Aside from the stores mentioned, you can also purchase the Melo x MNL shirt online at PUMA.com.