The list of things that money can’t buy is long, and if you follow the career and off-field interests of NFL wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, you know that he possesses at least two: extraordinary athletic ability and an impeccable sense of style. The latter drew us to his home in Houston, where the Texans player has two closets chock-full of Margiela, Saint Laurent, John Elliott, and more—a collection of someone who doesn’t just enjoy fashion, but who truly appreciates thoughtful designs, luxurious fabrics, and intricate details.
“I’ve always had an eye for fashion, and I think it started with my mom,” Hopkins tells us. “She always made sure that [my siblings and I] dressed well and had nice clothes, even though our living circumstances weren’t the best and we were growing up in the projects.”
Having been selected by the Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the South Carolina native and former Clemson football star has aptly taken the reigns of his wardrobe, frequenting Houston’s famed Galleria mall and shopping in New York, L.A., and Paris—when he’s not busy making insane catches.
“I would describe my style as…sensational,” he says. “When I put on my clothes, that’s how I feel.” We agree, though we’d argue that generosity is his most impressive quality. Last week Hopkins pledged his playoff game check to the family of Jazmine Barnes, who was recently killed in a drive-by shooting. That commitment to goodwill is pretty sensational too.
Click through for more on Hopkins’s wardrobe, love of Houston, and most memorable fashion purchase. Plus, shop pieces inspired by his closet here.