So you wanna dress like Hunter S Thompson?

Hunter S Thompson Wardrobe

Dress like a Gonzo legend, Hunter S Thompson

So i’m going to focus on 2 very specific Hunter S Thompson wardrobes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The First

Hunter S Thompson

There are a few different components to this outfit, recognizable by all articles above the waist.

First we have the beige bucket hat with the green lining

Hunter S Thompson

You can get one here on amazon

Then of course you need the glasses… Now, Hunter S Thompson specifically wore Vintage Ray Ban Shooter glasses, these often go for over 150.00 online. They are designed with yellow tinted lenses and feature a cigarette holder on the bridge of the nose.

Hunter S Thompson

Now, luckily, you can buy reproductions of these here on amazon

Next up, the cigarette holder… a Hunter S Thompson staple. Word is that once he tried the targard filter, he saw how much crud it collected and never again smoked a cigarette without one.

Hunter S Thompson

You can get a  filter here

The Hawaiian Shirt, a staple. Possibly the most noticeable feature of Hunter’s wardrobe.

Hunter S Thompson

Get your own here

Lastly, the cuff… You have to have the cuff to pull off the costume.

Hunter S Thompson

Luckily it’s pretty cheap and you can get one here

Now, onto his second warddrobe of the film…

Hunter S Thompson

To get some redundancies out of the way, you’ll need these…

Hunter S Thompson

Now, luckily, you can buy reproductions of these here on amazon

Hunter S Thompson

You can get a  filter here

Hunter S Thompson

Luckily it’s pretty cheap and you can get one here

Now, we also have the actual clothing… First, the iconic visor

Hunter S Thompson

You can pick one up here

Next up you need the shirt…

Hunter S Thompson

You can grab one here

Lastly, the most important part of the costume is the patch jacket. Now, the original jacket is from the 70’s and 2 companies made them… LL Bean and Abercrombie and Fitch, they were called Safari Patchwork Jacket. If you can find one for less than 1,000 bucks, you’ve struck gold.

Hunter S Thompson

Luckily you can buy one cheaper here

So there you have it, that’s how you dress Gonzo. Hope you enjoyed… Stay Weird.

 

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