NBA Prospect RJ Barrett Scores Indochino Brand Ambassador Deal

Ahead of the NBA Draft tonight, RJ Barrett announced a deal with custom apparel company Indochino.

Barrett, who is expected to go top five in the draft, has inked a multiyear, exclusive deal with the Vancouver-based brand. He’ll wear select looks from the label throughout the season and to high-profile events — the first being tonight’s draft.

The small forward will show off his personal style in a bold pink suit with a black dress shirt underneath. For footwear, he’s going with Christian Louboutin, and fans can expect to see him in gray, stud-adorned loafers with the designer’s signature red bottoms.

Growing up, former Duke basketball star RJ Barrett envisioned his NBA draft day — particularly walking across the stage and greeting the league commissioner, Adam Silver. “Shaking the commissioner’s hand has always been a big thing for me,” Barrett, 19, tells The Post. “When you’re young and you watch the draft every year, you’re like, ‘That’s going to be me one day.’ ” But until recently, the Toronto native hadn’t thought about what he would wear for the most important handshake of his young life. Over the past few weeks, he’s worked quickly to figure out his approach for Thursday night’s draft, which is being held at the Barclays Center. Like his college hoops career, he wanted it to be splashy, sharp and a “one and done” — the industry term for players who attend college for a single year before becoming NBA eligible. “The suit is going to be put in plastic and preserved [after the draft]. Maybe I will go into my closet and look at it a bit. Maybe I’ll frame it. Or at least the jacket,” explains the lean, 6-foot-7 small forward, who is expected to be a Top 3 pick. Barrett, who describes his everyday style as “sweats,” will be sporting a bold pink suit with a black dress shirt, a black tie, gray Louboutin loafers trimmed with studs that retail for $995 and his brand-new Cartier watch. “It’s extravagant. I’ve always been a reserved kind of person, so the thought was, ‘I want this to be memorable.’ It’s a night that I will never forget, so I want my suit to replicate that.” **NO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, NO NEW YORK TIMES, NO NEWSDAY**. 18 Jun 2019 Pictured: RJ Barrett tries on his custom Indochino pink suit that he is wearing to the NBA draft. Photo credit: Annie Wermiel/NY Post / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA448920_013.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
RJ Barrett in his NBA Draft day look.
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Growing up, former Duke basketball star RJ Barrett envisioned his NBA draft day — particularly walking across the stage and greeting the league commissioner, Adam Silver. “Shaking the commissioner’s hand has always been a big thing for me,” Barrett, 19, tells The Post. “When you’re young and you watch the draft every year, you’re like, ‘That’s going to be me one day.’ ” But until recently, the Toronto native hadn’t thought about what he would wear for the most important handshake of his young life. Over the past few weeks, he’s worked quickly to figure out his approach for Thursday night’s draft, which is being held at the Barclays Center. Like his college hoops career, he wanted it to be splashy, sharp and a “one and done” — the industry term for players who attend college for a single year before becoming NBA eligible. “The suit is going to be put in plastic and preserved [after the draft]. Maybe I will go into my closet and look at it a bit. Maybe I’ll frame it. Or at least the jacket,” explains the lean, 6-foot-7 small forward, who is expected to be a Top 3 pick. Barrett, who describes his everyday style as “sweats,” will be sporting a bold pink suit with a black dress shirt, a black tie, gray Louboutin loafers trimmed with studs that retail for $995 and his brand-new Cartier watch. “It’s extravagant. I’ve always been a reserved kind of person, so the thought was, ‘I want this to be memorable.’ It’s a night that I will never forget, so I want my suit to replicate that.” **NO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, NO NEW YORK TIMES, NO NEWSDAY**. 18 Jun 2019 Pictured: RJ Barrett holds up his studded Louboutins. Photo credit: Annie Wermiel/NY Post / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA448920_001.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
A close-up look at RJ Barrett’s Louboutins.
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The experience of hearing my name called on draft day is one I’ve been working toward my entire life,” Barrett said in a release. “It is the first of many unforgettable moments I hope to have in my NBA career. It’s important to me that my look always reflect the moment and leave a lasting impression. My competitive nature is what I show on the court, and Indochino will help me do the same in the style game off the court.

The former Duke starter will appear in campaigns for Indochino, and the brand will release an RJ Barrett collection of apparel and customizations to coincide with his rookie NBA season.

RJ has an opportunity to become a generation-defining NBA star. Not only is he a natural leader, he has the discipline, confidence and determination to succeed on and off the court,” said brand president and CEO Drew Green. “We are proud to align ourselves with the athlete and person RJ has become. He will inspire a new generation of fans to follow their dreams, just as Indochino is inspiring a generation of customers to create their own style.”

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