Let’s Look at Johnny Depp’s Many, Many, Many Hats
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Johnny Depp's Many, Many Hats

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Dec. 13, 1987

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

In 1987, two important chapters of Depp's life began: 21 Jump Street premiered on Fox, and he began to wear hats in public. Here, he donned a fedora for an event entitled "Fox Stars Feed the Homeless." What better venue to debut a lasting fashion statement?

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May 14, 1988

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

Why wouldn't Johnny Depp show up to the 18th Annual Los Angeles Police/Celebrity Golf Tournament dressed like a bohemian Kate Moss?

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April 16, 1993

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

Yes, it looks like a normal ballcap, but look closely: It says "John Waters' Cry-Mary," and it's a reference to a clique on the set of Cry-Baby meant to support co-star Traci Lords during her investigation for underage porn. Even when wearing ballcaps, Johnny Depp will always be cooler than you.

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Feb. 21, 1994

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.


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Jan. 1, 1999

Photo: Rose Hartman/Archive Photos

For most of his career, Depp has favored light-colored fedoras.

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Oct. 26, 2011

Photo: Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic

Take this one, for example.

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May 14, 2011

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

You can dress it up in a vaguely nautical fashion ...

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March 23, 2013

Photo: Kevin Mazur/KCA2013/WireImage

You can wear it to fend off Ke$ha ...

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Dec. 16, 2010

Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

Or you can use it to say "Namaste." Versatile!

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May 22, 2007

Photo: Jun Sato/WireImage

Coco Chanel famously advised that before you leave the house, you ought to look in the mirror and remove one accessory. But what if you aspire to look like a middle-aged lesbian scarecrow? What then?

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July 10, 2005

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Depp naturally broke out the chocolate-covered chapeau.

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May 11, 2011

Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images News

Brown and blue: Always a winning color combo.

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Feb. 21, 2013

Photo: Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic

A wide overcoat demands a wide brim.

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June 24, 2006

Photo: E. Charbonneau/WireImage

Let's call it: June 24, 2006, the last time Depp went out in public wearing a ballcap. He has never looked more like your brother. (Unless you notice all the bracelets.)

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Sept. 11, 1995

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

We should take a moment now to celebrate Johnny Depp's beanie phase.

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July 22, 1996

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

When you find something that works for you, get it in a lot of different colors.

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Sept. 7, 1996

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc

And wear it onstage while in conversation with Hunter S. Thompson.

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Nov. 5, 1997

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

This colorful, vaguely turbanlike beanie was his favorite.

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Nov. 16, 1999

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd.

Call it his "nineties beanie," because he's rarely worn it since.

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Feb. 19, 2010

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It was actually 80 degrees in the studio that day, but Depp was committed to his look.

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Oct. 25, 2011

Photo: Michael Stewart/Getty Images Entertainment

Sometimes, you've got to mix it up. Sometimes, you feel moved to wear a dark beret.

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Feb. 8, 2013

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images Entertainment

February 8 is a special American holiday where if you come upon the elusive Johnny Depp, he will alllow you to add another item to his look.

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Nov. 8, 2011

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

You've come this far. You're about to click on the last slide. Are you ready? We made it a whopper just for you, intrepid reader. It is your fair and just reward. It is, by far, Johnny Depp's best hat, and you are about to see it.

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May 12, 2012; Sept. 21, 2012; Nov. 14, 2012

Photo: Ken Ishii/Getty Images Entertainment; Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment; Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images Entertainment

Holy. Shit.


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