NBA’s Chris Paul Teaming Up With Hook & Albert

NBA players love their dopp kits and Chris Paul is no exception.
So the nine-time All-Star and newest member of the Houston Rockets teamed with men’s accessories brand Hook & Albert to create a capsule collection for fall. It will consist of a backpack, a weekender bag and, yes, a dopp kit.
“It was during my rookie years that the NBA established the dress code,” he said. “And that really allowed guys the opportunity to express themselves. Today, every time you see guys walking in and out of the arena, they’re carrying a dopp kit, weekender or backpack — every single game. When I was a rookie, all I wanted was a Louis Vuitton dopp kit, but then I realized it’s more about something functional.”
So after meeting Hook & Albert founders Adam Schoenberg and Cory Rosenberg, they teamed up to create the capsule.
Paul said since his career requires him to travel extensively, “packing is crazy important and on the road, organization is necessary, but also I like that my accessories reflect my personal style. Even in sweats, a great leather bag, like a watch, gives your look that added touch of luxury.”
Paul said he’s “definitely into fashion,” but likes to “wear clothes

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