Another Ernest Hemingway style set. While some may feel that this outfit isn’t typically Hemingway-esque, it’s an attempt to reflect several elements of his lifestyle and most prominently, an attempt to reflect Hemingway’s love of the outdoors.
The sports coat is reminiscent of a safari coat with it’s 3 button-flap patch pockets and evocative of the photographs recovered of the author’s time in Africa. The whole outfit makes use of summer friendly materials; linen, tropical weave wool and cotton.
The hip flask is necessary for whiskeys in the afternoon, ideally after the day’s work is done (Hemingway did not believe in mixing work and drink).
The bracelet is a self indulgent touch and the boots, while not a true winter boot, provide adequate protection for moderate outdoor use.
When the majority of us think of Hunter, we think of his loud floral ensembles immortalised by Johnny Depp in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Photographs from his earlier days remind us, however, that he dressed far more conservatively as a young man. That being said, his eye for well fitted clothing, and as an older man, his ability to express his personality through sartorial flair is something to be admired. This style set is representative of a contemporary interpretation of a more conservative Hunter out fit.