MAGNOLIA may have won Game One of the best-of-seven finals series of the PBA Philippine Cup, but it was the San Miguel Beermen who ramped up their fashion game to rule the style wars on Wednesday.
Terrence Romeo and Ronald Tubid led the charge and made a statement from the get-go with their swag-oozing OOTDs.
“Kailangan kunin sa porma, doon na lang bumabawi sa porma. Doon na lang magaling eh, sa porma,” Romeo, clad in Versace top and shoes while toting a Louis Vuitton gym bag, said.
“’Yung wife ko ang nagsta-style sa akin, siya ang nagko-combine-combine ng mga damit ko. Magkasama naman kami mag-shopping, pero kung ano ang ipapasuot niya sa'kin isusuot ko,” he added.
His teammate Tubid also swears by the styling direction presented to him by his wife.
“My wife, siya ang stylist ko. Basta kung ano ang gusto ng wife ko, wala akong magagawa isusuot ko talaga,” said Tubid, whose leopard print polo, skinny jeans, boots and gold necklace was inspired by Maroon 5 singer and The Voice coach Adam Levine's look.
Marcio Lassiter, who also rocked in his outfit, shared his fashion principle.
“I just try to wear what I feel like wearing each day,” he said. “It’s just my own style, be it comfortable or fashionable or an inspiration from when I was younger. I just try to be versatile. Look good you feel good, I live by that definitely.”
Arwind Santos, Christian Standhardinger and Chris Ross kept things simple and comfortable.
“Mahilig lang ako sa mga ganitong damit, halos pare-pareho nga lang ‘yung mga sinusuot ko. Kahit papaano ‘yung mga jogger, mula noong lumabas ang jogger gusto ko na ‘yun,” Santos said.
San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo, who wore a pink striped polo and a pair of wheat slip on suede shoes, was a revelation.
The five-time MVP, who usually dons a comfortable shirt and shorts or jogger pants, explained his outfit.
“Pangit ba? Nagmumukha na akong tao?” he asked the reporters. “Mas gusto ko magtsinelas, swerte ako sa tsinelas. Paminsan-minsan [poporma rin], next game ulit.”
Magnolia players Robbie Herndon, PJ Simon, Jio Jalalon and Paul Lee, meanwhile, opted for freshness and simplicity, wearing a more comfortable ensemble than their counterparts.
“I just went for something casual today, I don’t really think about it too much, just whatever’s comfortable,” said Herndon. “I don’t really dress up to be fancy. I want to be relaxed so just a short, a shirt and a comfortable pair of shoes, that’s it.”