On our list trip to the Philippines, we watched the NBA Finals with a group of foreigners. In case you didn’t know, Filipino’s love the NBA and you can find men and women in NBA jerseys everywhere you go. Some of the most popular players are Lebron James, and Stephen Curry.
The woman asked us where everybody was getting their jerseys from, because she wanted to get one to be in the “party spirit” while we watched the Toronto Raptors play the Golden State Warriors.
I thought for a minute, but I had no idea. The problem is that she is a “plus size” woman, and needed larger sizes than what I thought would be available in most stores. I checked around the SM Mall, but there was nothing available. Knowing that most kids that are wearing Lakers jerseys are wearing cheap knockoffs, I never came up with an answer.
We ended up becoming good friends with this woman, and she was here on a missionary trip. I decided to look for a place online to get her a Golden St. Warriors jersey (her favorite team). She needed a 3X jersey, and came up with a few places that seemed interesting.
How to Find Plus Size NBA Jerseys
This company sounded the part and they really had what we were looking for. She loves all sports, but all we knew was that it was the NBA playoffs and she was rooting on the Golden St. Warriors. We checked out the site and they indeed had 3X jerseys. In fact, they have Golden St. Warriors plus size jerseys in sizes up to 4XL, including the Steph Curry jersey that she would love. They were fit for a woman, so these would be perfect for the hot Philippine summer.
The plus size NBA jerseys were a little pricey so we settled on a woman’s Stephen tee. It was cute and only cost $24.99. We had it delivered to our home address, but when we go back we will send it to her address. She doesn’t know it’s coming so she will be in for a surprise!
What I Learned?
You never know what to expect while traveling. As a small Filipino woman, I never realized how hard it is to find fashionable plus size sports apparel for women. If you like to follow the games like my husband and I do, it’s more fun if your wearing your teams colors!
If you plan on traveling to Asia, I would suggest having your sportswear packed in your bags, because you will likely have a hard time finding your teams apparel in any sizes above an XL. In fact, sizes run small in Asia too. My husband normally wears a large tee, but had to find XXL tee that would fit loosely to his liking.
Plus sizes aren’t readily available in the Philippines. Hopefully, this changes at some point in the future. In fact, I think it will. With McDonald’s pretty much everywhere in the Philippines now I think it’s only a matter of time until the Filipino population gets bigger. It’s a shame that our traditional eating habits are being tossed to the side in favor of western eating.
Anyway, that’s all I have for now. I will be posting some more videos on my youtube channel. I talk about what it’s like to date or marry a Filipina. Many foreigners have a lot of questions about this, so I thought I’d made a channel and talk about it. Please stop by and subscribe to my channel so we can keep in touch 🙂
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