Hello-oooooo Brooklyn! The NBA season is right around the corner and I’m super excited to see the Brooklyn Nets play (I’m still a Knicks fan) with their teams off-season acquisitions of NBA All-stars Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce. Dujour Magazine welcomed Paul Pierce to Brooklyn with a recent feature entitled “The Truth About Paul Pierce” .
Dujour had the opportunity to interview Paul on a series of topics, covering his transition to Brooklyn, trash-talking the Knicks, fatherhood, and more. Paul’s feature with Dujour also included a hip black-and-white themed shoot as he balled on the tough courts of Brooklyn dressed in some of fall’s latest trends. I’ve posted a small excerpt from the interview below, Click to read full feature.
If I wear a certain suit and have my best game, I’ll save that suit for another big game. -Paul Pierce
This suit right here! tailored to perfection. A solid blazer jacket makes a great complement to a patterned collar shirt, and a neatly folded pocket square says “I got style” .
$4395 Brunello Cucinello Suit, $435 Ermenegildo Zegna, $125 Ledbury tie, $135 Bruenello Cucinello tie.
DuJour: You just moved to the city three weeks ago—what’s the verdict?
Paul Pierce: I feel good about living in New York. I’ve been playing in Boston my whole career, so this was an opportunity to see what the bright lights, big city was all about. It seems like the world starts right here in New York. Why would you ever want to leave? It’s amazing.
Love this shot! A topcoat is a cool look for the fall gentlemen, it’s a very versatile piece. Dress it up with a collar shirt and tie, or wear it casually like Paul here with a crewneck sweater.
$4150 Lanvin Topcoat, $1050 Saint Laurent leather-front Sweatshirt
DJ: There’s already been a lot of trash-talking between you and the Knicks. Is it genuine or are you just trying to create buzz around the rivalry?
PP: I’ve never really liked the Knicks anyway. We had a rivalry being in Boston…so I moved over to Brooklyn and we’re still in the same division playing for the same division championship, ultimately to see who’s going be the king of the East. I think the rivalry wouldn’t be as good if you didn’t have both teams at the level that they’re at.
Sweater by Salvatore Ferragamo