With the NCAA Ultimate 4 making its return to New Orleans this yr, SLAM has teamed up with 19nine to launch an iconic souvenir assortment of retro shorts from 4 legendary years in faculty basketball historical past.
19nine dove deep into the archives to deliver again some faculty basketball classics for his or her newest ensemble, the 19nine Legacy Assortment, which options 4 retro pairs of Michigan, UConn, Syracuse and Cincinnati 19nine Legacy shorts. Every pair is expertly crafted with the unique supplies and designs from once they first debuted within the 90s and early 2000s, whereas additionally sustaining the consolation and premium finishes that 19nine is thought for.
“The Legacy Assortment is our tackle a number of the biggest faculty basketball shorts of all time,” says 19nine VP and co-owner Josh Barnett. “Two of the 4 have a direct tie to New Orleans, house to this yr’s Ultimate 4 and the opposite two are a few of our favourite shorts of all time. With the Legacy Assortment we needed to problem ourselves to provide a product that appears and feels prefer it’s from the period it represents within the premium 19nine means. Stitched piping, embroidered logos, no pockets. Straight old fashioned. We hope you’re keen on them as a lot as we liked bringing them again to life.”
The gathering, which can be out there April 1 at 11am EST, captures all the nostalgia and historical past that was made all through every crew’s NCAA event look, together with the long-lasting shorts worn by the Fab 5 throughout Michigan’s Ultimate 4 run again in New Orleans again in 1993 (if , that the Fab 5 weren’t simply certified-buckets, however main trendsetters), in addition to
The 19nine Legacy Assortment additionally captures the magic of Cincinnati’s Elite Eight run in 1996, the place they ultimately misplaced to Mississippi State, in addition to UConn’s first-ever championship title win in 1999. Richard Hamilton, who gained Ultimate 4 Most Excellent Participant, rocked these shorts as he minimize down the online for the primary time. Now you may, too.
The ultimate pair in assortment pays homage to the Syracuse Orange, led by then-freshman Carmelo Anthony, once they gained the primary title in class historical past in 2003. Legendary.
The 19nine Legacy Assortment drops this Friday at 11am. Keep tuned.