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Johnny Depp has Unique Style


To continue with celebrity style imitation, this week shall spotlight Johnny Depp, the man who made casual shirts and over accessorizing sexy and stylish. The difficult portion of mimicking this kind of style is the foundation behind it. Supposedly Mr. Depp dresses in this manner to express his unique self and his unflappable disregard of trends and commentary.

Ergo, I recommend having this inclination within you before putting on the garb. Otherwise the whole “trying too hard” essence may follow you around stronger than an old woman’s perfume after she violently hugs you… or am I the only one being embraced by smelly women at family gatherings?

The source of Johnny’s style begins with the shirt. He has been seen in brighter colors like turquoise and orange, but he is known for his unassuming white, black, charcoal grey, deep brown or midnight blue crew neck and v-neck T-shirts as well as undertanks (wife-beaters.)

You will find that has a variety of James Perse T-Shirts in these colors that embody the Johnny Depp look: worn, shorter hem, slim fit. If you are feeling extra feisty, feel free to tear a few holes in it.

For jeans, you can go holy or just worn in, but they can’t be trendy; no indigo tint, no wild graphics. Think a good pair of Levis, medium blue wash with plain back pockets and some wear lines in the crotch and hip region.

From here it is all about the accessories. While on, pick up a more traditional looking fedora versus the currently popular slimmer brim version. Think neutrals, grays and brown for the color. Also look into a worn in, but simple belt.

Then you must pile on the jewelry, all easily found on or You will need a watch, a leather band, some beaded bracelets, a couple of necklaces and a handkerchief or scarf to wrap around one of your crowded wrists. Although it may look like he is tending to a wound, this piece of fabric is a staple for his everyday look. Perhaps it’s for luck, or maybe he’s just prepared, but either way he pulls it off.

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  1. KillSwitch

    August 5, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I have always liked the way this guy dressed. him and robin thicke are the people i look to for style

  2. Style Habits

    August 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Johnny Depp has a great style, but it’s a tad over the top and he gets away with it.

  3. Kitten

    August 7, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Is this how to match his style or the picture? His style is much more than what he wears; it’s his walk, it’s his speech, his general attitude on life, it is him. If you just bought 80 different bracelets, a few rings, and necklaces that matched your new “old” hat and wonder why it’s not working, it’s cause you are mimicking a look. You have to absorb the Depp idea.

    I think Jack Sparrow might end up being one of the new images of an Alpha instead of Travolta from Saturday Night Fever. But that’s a different post.

  4. Buddha

    August 7, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I feel what your saying Kitten…I’m on the fence about his style (at least in that picture). But if you carry yourself well in that style….you are the man. That picture makes him look queer in my opinion…and I don’t mean just gay…but ODD. Probably something to do with the fact that he has to pose with a bunch of people staring at him 🙂

  5. Style Habits

    August 8, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    What comes first:

    Your attitude and how that’s reflected in your style ?

    Or your style and how that’s reflected in your attitude?

    Your confidence can change quite easily with how you present yourself, and usually it’s easier to start with how you look.

    Style Habitss last blog post..Are You Eclectic?

  6. dude

    August 11, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    i do like johnny depp’s style . i think the key to his personal style is that it is a reflection of his inner game/self. part rebel / part creative artist / and a very natural quiet cool. it shows how important it is to dress the part as well as act the part you play. be congruent with who you are. i’m always a little disappointed when i meet someone who dresses hip and cool but after talking to them for a few minutes i discover they love the same mainstream dumb shit everyone else does or vice versa like when you see a surfer guy or a thug in a suit. they’re not fooling anyone and i got $20 bucks that says they have a court appearance.

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