07/18/2013 10:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hunter S. Thompson Is Pretty Much Why We Think Aviators Are So Cool (PHOTO)

Many famous people have popularized aviator sunglasses, but none as cool and nonchalant as Hunter S. Thompson.

No doubt, the late journalist had no intentions of becoming a fashion plate, but we can't help but get inspired by his commitment to those shades. While he varied his hat collection with cowboy and bucket styles, aviators seemed to be a constant on all of his journeys, whether he was living with Hell's Angels, running for sheriff or taking off on the infamous road trip that inspired "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas."

In honor of Hunter S. Thompson's birthday today (July 18), we're paying tribute to the sunglasses he loved so much with a photo of the iconic writer wearing a pair circa 1990. We'll save the discussion of those Hawaiian shirts for another day...



We like to think it all started with Hunter...

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