Basketball uniforms have evolved and transformed over the decades. Today, we have uniforms that are both fashionable, practical and completely functional. This games is well over a century old. In the beginning, there were no uniforms and people played the game in their everyday clothing. The first set of uniforms consisted of knee length shorts, fitting jerseys and flat shoes. Men wore sleeveless shirts and women wore shirts with sleeves. The socks reached above knee level and were rolled down a little. Women were considered more fragile than men and were given knee pads. Over the centuries the material used changed from wool to cotton, which was more lightweight, cooler and breathable. Currently, the Basketball Uniforms Melbourne players use are baggier than ever before. The trend remains since it is easier for players to mover around and more comfortable too.