Hunter S. Thompson / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Hunter S. Thompson / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Postby warsaw » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:14 pm

One of my favourite film jackets. Well known through the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke aka Hunter S. Thompson. Hunter owned the jacket and according to the commentary on the Fear and Loathing DVD it's manufactured by Abercrombie and Fitch.
For the movie they made two replicas, one for Johnny Depp to wear and one for Hunter so he would have a brand new jacket.

A few pictures:

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The replica's got chest pockets which I think looks better and gives more room to store.. stuff


That's what I have found so far:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=270302210594&Category=52405&_trksid=p3907.m29&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2

http://stores.ebay.com/Fear-and-Loathing-Tribute-Jacket/Hunter-S-Thompson-Tribute-Jacket.html


I will add some screencaps later but right now I'm too lazy ;D

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Postby warsaw » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:44 pm

alright, i upped some caps. here you go:

http://one.xthost.info/wertzu/


most of the material is cord, only some singles patches are idontknowwhat.
the jacket's got one chest pocket, on the left side.

for everyone who doesn't know the movie: WATCH IT RIGHT NOW !

:D

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Postby MorrisonHotel » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:31 am

I love this movie, seen it so many times and I still catch new stuff. The special edition Criterion DVD is amazing, one of the few commentary tracks i've enjoyed. Jackets cool too. :D

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Postby Indy Magnoli » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:23 pm

I made one of these a while back for someone at the Fedora Lounge. Unfortunately, I never took any photos of it. From what I remember we didn't do a 100% accurate replica due to available fabrics at the time and to cut costs, but it certainly would have been instantly recognizable for those who know this jacket.

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Postby warsaw » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:56 pm

well, if i might ever have the money i will let you know :)
i love the spectator shoes. keep up the good work!

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Re: Hunter S. Thompson / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Postby froogy » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:08 am

This turned up at Wary Meyers:
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Vintage 70's L.L. Bean crazy-patchwork jacket, of the Hunter S. Thompson school of Gonzo jacketry. Made up of every scrap of corduroy and twill in Freeport. I believe Raoul Duke's (as played by Johnny Depp, above) was actually an Abercrombie & Fitch, but the Bean version was a little crazier, and came with a belt/gonzo headband. From a yard sale last spring, it didn't fit either one of us but it was obviously too cool to pass up. But after languishing in a closet (with other "things-that-hopefully-might-fit-when-I'm-a-wizened-95-year-old") it was time to think we'll probably find another one by then and let this one go-along with my future William Holden looks, below.
We put them all on ebay last month for some crazy bidding as the patchwork jacket went for $610 and the old Abercrombie and Bean safari jackets went for 200 each.

http://warymeyers.blogspot.com/2010/08/hunter-thompson-ll-bean-jacket.html

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Re: Hunter S. Thompson / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Postby warsaw » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:53 pm

Sweet jacket.
No wonder it went for 610$.

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Re: Hunter S. Thompson / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Postby Aldridge » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:15 pm

Seems to be the perfect accessory for an Alain Silverstein watch... :wink:

The jacket is not quite my cup of tea, but the film is fantastic! One of the best by Terry Gilliam.
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Re: Hunter S. Thompson / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Postby jameystone » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:38 pm

Have something similar: Circa 1970 Bergdorf Goodman Patchwork Hunting Jacket.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2636721086350&l=8f8ca304ca


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