Chris Paul of the L.A. Clippers has joined the likes of LeBron James, Blake Griffin and Dwayne Wade in the increasing trend of athletes making fashion statements. In the latest issue of fashion mag ‘Haute Living‘ , the 28-year-old point guard reveals some very interesting tidbits about not only his personality, but also his love for “high-low” trends and wardrobe favorites. Check out a few excerpts below.
On his different personalities:
I come out with a shoe every year called Jekyll & Hyde [the Jordan CP3.VI AE], and it describes my two personalities: on the court, and off the court. On the court, I’m just so competitive; I hate losing in anything I’m doing. Off the court, I’m pretty chill and relaxed.
On his diversity in fashion:
I definitely love my Tom Ford, but I’m not into name brands. It may just be something from a regular place, like the Gap or Topshop, but for me, it’s not about the brand. I like what I like.
On some of the finer brands he likes:
I am definitely into luxurious things…A high-end watch collection of Rolexes, Breitlings and Audemars Piguets with an eye to buy a Patek Philippe in the near future.
He also spoke about his personal life such as being a father to his now 2 kids, Chris, Jr.and their recent baby daughter, Camryn and married life to his college sweetheart, Jada, and being more of a philanthropist.
On being a father:
My son is my main man. I’m hard on him as my dad was hard on me. My job is to be his dad, not his friend.
On being a husband:
We’re just like any other couple; we have our ups and downs. But I’m blessed to have the woman that I have. She’s an amazing daughter, mother and wife.
On age bringing wisdom:
As I’ve gotten a little bit older, I’ve begun to understand what’s important. You realize that other people’s opinions shouldn’t really affect you, and that you shouldn’t really worry about what others are going to say