Houston Texans’ Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins shared a scenic backdrop on Instagram last week. Waves crashed onto the beach, the white sand and green grass under his feet, as the rookie receiver stood on a low wooden deck.
The real eye-catcher, though, is his Dante bag by DapperTime. DapperTime is “everyman, fashion for the people,” created so that all who wear it can feel confident in high-style fashion without the high-fashion prices. Although the bag is PU leather that is not to say that it lacks the character genuine leather would offer. If there is anything we learned about Hopkins from HBO’s Hard Knocks this past season, (as he splurged in J. Crew, bragged about man purses being “European”, and so forth) it’s that he appreciates quality material things.
To match his ensemble, he wore a pair of Allen Edmonds Strand Cap-Toe Oxfords. While the brown shoes matched his bag in color, the oxfords are handcrafted and made of premium calfskin leather. They’re also about five times the price, at $385 a pair.
Though the Texans are 3-5, Deandre Hopkins has 66 catches for 870 yards through the first eight weeks, and is a vital part of their offense. So long as his style is dominant on the field, his style in his free time should have no trouble blooming. They’re on bye this week, so he can keep resting easy by the shore.