Steal The Look: Hunter S. Thompson's Iconic Sunglasses

Jack Archer
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Hunter S. Thompson, one of the greatest writers of all time, was known for a lot of things---but the most stylish one was his iconic sunglasses. If you want to steal the look, our buds over at Boast teamed up with Altanta-based sunglass brand Red’s Outfitters to pay homage to 'em. They're 100% handmade in Italy and feature Boast's signature Japanese Maple Leaf engraved on the lens.




Priced at $165, they're something every guy should consider snagging. If you're on the fence, let our favorite quotes from the man himself inspire you to hit "add to cart."

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”

“Writing is the flip side of sex – it’s only good when it’s over.”

“I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.”

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.”

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”

“Take it from me, there’s nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.”

“A man can live on his wits and his balls for only so long.”

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”

“THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”

“With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”

“It’s a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat sh** and die.”

“I’m a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.”

“I will fight for your right to be weird- just as I know you will fight for mine.”

“I understand that fear is my friend, but not always. Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. My father taught me that, along with a few other things that have kept my life interesting.”

“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.”

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”

“Good people drink good beer.”

“A word to the wise is infuriating.”

“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.”

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”