While we all wish we could write half as well as the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, you can at least look like a drug-loving scribe with a pair of these limited edition sunnies from Jacques Marie Mage.
The esteemed Los Angeles-based designer of rare and artisan fashion has released two pairs of sunglasses paying homage to Thompson. The vintage-styled Duke (limited to 350 units) and retro-looking Peyote (limited 500 units) sunnies are made from ultralight and super-strong beta titanium with lenses crafted from the shatter-resistance CR39.
The Duke is based on the iconic ’60s Aviator shape Thompson helped make famous, with amber lenses and a shooter-style bridge with a bullet hole. The Peyote also features a shooter-style bridge with tortoiseshell trim but doesn’t have a bullet hole and comes with green lenses.
Along with a maroon glasses case, accompanying each pair comes is a specially decorated box featuring art from Ralph Steadman, the man who created the wild images seen in Thompson’s books and articles.