Hunter S. Thompson!
I am not sure if many of you know who Hunter S. Thompson is. He is a journalist from the 60’s who created a writing style called gonzo-journalism. This style of writing is long sentence structures where you just write off the top of your head. He is not only known for creating a writing style but for writing a book called Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I first discovered and read the book in my senior year of high school in English class. To this day it has been established as one of my top three favorite books of all time.
This book was eventually turned into a film starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. It is one of my favorite films. It has meaningful underlying messages, fun characters, and interestingly shot.
One of my favorite parts of this film is the fashion. Hunter S. Thompson was known for wearing a very particular ensemble, which is accurately portrayed by Johnny in the film. In fact, in preparation for the film, Johnny Depp lived in the basement of Hunter S. Thompson for three months just to study is nonverbal and verbal habits.
During the filming process, Hunter S. Thompson even shaved Johnny’s head.
Back to the fashion. As you may tell from the title of my blog, I love visors (as well as fanny packs) and in this film, which is based in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp wears a classic green poker visor that says Las Vegas on it. He doesn’t wear it long. Typically he is wearing a hat that covers his bald head. However, the green power visor with the shades, Hawaiian print button up shirt, windbreaker jacket, khaki shorts, tube socks, and converse shoes is a BADASS combination, that I have come to develop and interpret into one of my own signature ensembles.
His impact in the world of writing, journalism, and even fashion, has largely inspired my own style and willingness to make fashion and blogging my profession. His style both in fashion and in writing, has enabled me to dress and write the way I want to, and for that I am eternally grateful for him.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Have you seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? If not, what is your favorite Johnny Depp film?