Johnny Depp on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Posted on April 08, 2014

For some people….

Johnny Depp seen arriving at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

… the ’90s never truly ended.

And while these super-costumey retro styles look fun when you’re in your twenties and thirties, by the time you hit your fifties, you’re going to start looking a bit like an aging Ricky Ricardo.

Honestly, we’re amazed at how bad he’s gotten on the style front in the last few years. We’re all for developing and sticking to a  personal style, but you’ve simply got to make sure it evolves with you as you get older. If he’s still dressing like this when he hits 60 he’s going to go from looking silly to looking pathetic. There are two things that’ll instantly age you in middle age: dressing like people 20 years younger than you and dressing like you did when you were 20 years younger.

Also: let the gray show, Johnny. You’re getting a distinctly “Lady Clairol” look up top.



[Photo Credit: Juan Sharma, Bruja/PacificCoastNews]

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  • Glam Dixie

    I’m already getting a whiff of pathetic.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Just a whiff?

      • Glam Dixie

        Yes, but I sense it’s dark power growing stronger.

  • deelup

    I knew they made bowling shirts. I did not know they made bowling outfits.

    • Danielle

      You are OUT OF YOUR ELEMENT, Johnny!

      • KinoEye

        “So you have no frame of reference here, Johnny. You’re like a child who wanders into a middle of a movie!”

    • AmeliaEve

      My big problem is that it is NOT an outfit. It is an almost outfit. Match your neutrals!

    • Rhonda Shore

      It looks a bit East L.A.

      • Alloy Jane

        Hey pachuco?

  • hughman

    I’m pretty sure he sold my parents a mattress set last month.

    • Evan

      Did you check to see if their was any coke stuffed in it?

      • hughman


    • DebbieLovesShoes


  • Dee

    20-yr-old me would be horrified to see this.

    • sojourneryouth

      Thirtysomething me is horrified to see this now!

      • Dee

        Totally. Can you imagine shipping this picture to 1997? Oh the weeping.

  • Anathema_Device

    It is all kind of sad aging Palm Beach retiree trying too hard.

    • Glam Dixie

      He just needs a golf cart to complete the look.

      • demidaemon


    • Denise Alden

      Yes! I couldn’t put my finger on it (nor would I want to) but now I can only see Frank Costanza in Del Boca Vista!

    • Sam Smith

      Oh please, no one in Palm Beach dresses this badly.

  • dickylarue

    He thinks he’s the last Coca Cola in the desert.

    • Ra_ke

      Why?..stupid hater

  • The senior PGA tournament is in town?

    Edit: Glad time travel does not exist because ten year-old me would use it to kick my ass for saying such things about Johnny Depp.

    • NC_Meg

      My husband watches a lot of golf and I can confidently say that those guys dress much better than Johnny here.

      • demidaemon

        At least they keep it simple with a polo and khakis. Although, sometimes, they do wear pleated khakis.

        You must be a saint for letting your husband watch a lot of golf. That is pure insomnia cure for me.

        • NC_Meg

          Haha, that’s what everyone says! I actually don’t mind it because it’s pretty quiet and a lot of the announcers/commentators are British so their accents are nice.

          • demidaemon

            Like a lullaby.

  • Ashleigh

    His butt is SO BIG!

    • Jessica Freeman

      That is some serious Grandpa Butt.

      • Sarah

        I am hoping for the sake of my younger self that that is the pants, and not the actual body underneath. The hiddy, pleated, tan pants. Of course, Depends also make people look lumpy in that general area. Grandpa indeed.

        • Jessica Freeman

          Yes, I should clarify, I was referring to the pants…not his body…such an odd effect, just like grandpa pants.

        • demidaemon

          Depends could be distinctly involved, going off of the fit here.

  • sojourneryouth

    He’s the sartorial equivalent of Chris Rock’s oldest guy in the club bit. You are totally that guy, Mr. Depp! And no, you cannot buy me a drink!

    • Ra_ke

      He is still better than you !

  • Betsy

    The Johnny posts always get me riled up. He used to be my ideal–sexy, cool, smart, devoted, sensitive bad boy. That man is a distant memory. New Johnny is as uncool as they come. I never thought I’d see the day. Johnny, say it ain’t so.

    • Ra_ke

      Wow..Johnny will not be able to sleep now!!! =P

  • Nikko Viquiera

    That is totally my hair in 1994. Also, PLEATS. Big PLEATS. I totally had those too. In 1994.

  • PinkyAndNoBrain

    Okay, this must have a story. I have no idea what that story could possibly be (a tragic accident involving vat of shoe polish would explain the hair), but I refuse to believe that anyone looked at Johnny, this outfit, and Johnny in this outfit and said, “Yeah, that works.”

  • Judy_J

    I am now thoroughly depressed.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Part of me is dying.

  • Jess Collett

    Johnny, take some style tips from Adam Ant. And that’s a rare sentence to say.

    • Cordelia_Gray

      What? Adam is a style icon. O.k, maybe not, but I just love him.

      • Jess Collett

        I love Adam Ant too, but most of his style can be considered a touch flamboyant for everyday life. However, his is the style that I think JD is attempting, so he ought to take some pointers from how Adam dresses now.

        • Cordelia_Gray

          Yeah, Adam is looking good these days. 🙂

        • Alyssa_T_Robot

          after some intense googling of present day adam ant; i get the idea he has a distinct stage/publicity look that i doubt he wears everyday running to the local bodega or to pilates (the idea of adam ant going to pilates tickles me). but! even if i’m wrong, i feel that a well known musician can get away with that more so than an aging actor. it’s also interesting that adam ant’s look kinda resembles cap’n jack sparrow. like a lot.

  • SylviaFowler

    Ricky Ricardo NEVER looked this terrible, how dare you.

    • alyce1213

      Truth. Ricky/Desi was always perfectly turned out.

  • alyce1213

    He’s already hitting pathetic. Plus, he’s wearing his fat pants outside. I weep.

    • demidaemon

      Please on that thing. It’s so clearly a grab for attention that I can’t with it.

      • alyce1213

        It’s the equivalent of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch.

        • demidaemon

          You know, I never thought of that comparison, but now that you say it, it makes perfect sense.

  • As is so often the case, I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Celticharpist

    Oh honey, NO. Go home, burn that disgusting outfit (it all looks pretty flammable), and wash your hair. Then come out and try again.

  • decormaven

    Something about the pants, the waist of the jacket makes me think of Robin Williams’ look from “The Birdcage.” It’s been a bit since I’ve seen a photo of him in sunlight. Not good.

    • Denise Alden

      Yeah, the sunlight does NOT become him, does it?

      • makeityourself

        The sunlight just accentuates the mask-like effect of the mucho Botox he’s got shoved into his face, as well as the Lady Clairol look, which TLo mentioned. Both could be used to better effect with a little finesse.

    • demidaemon

      That is so Robin’s costume. I wonder where Johny found it.

      • Anna

        Palm Beach Elderly Gay Windchime Vintage and Consignment Boutique.

        • demidaemon


    • KinoEye

      If only Nathan Lane were with him. He would give him the timeless advice of “One does want a hint of color.” Words to live by.

  • Danielle


    • PeaceBang


      • demidaemon

        Jesus. I can’t with that shit anymore.

  • Anglow

    Do stars arrive with makeup already done? His complexion is very velvety and evenly colored In these outdoor pics. I am trying to name the items around his neck. One looks like a key in case he gets lost.

    • Musicologie

      A flattened penny souvenir from Fisherman’s Wharf.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    I live in Florida, in an area where these kinds of outfits are still worn by a certain segment of the population…this is horrible; truly tragic. I’m just shaking my head and searching for words. All I can do is suck my teeth and mutter ‘ay, papito, que te paso?’ Yes, let the gray hair fly…what’s worse is this nonsense; running around with hair a color not found in nature with nothing to break it up. How many times have I seen women past 80 sitting in a salon with almost jet black dye on their heads and eyebrows? It’s so pathetic. No one besides themselves is fooled. Don’t keep doing it, Johnny. I think he needs an intervention.

  • Gatto Nero

    I don’t know — I like him in this.
    For everyone “of a certain age,” there’s a danger in going retro. You can end up looking like a parody of your former self — or (depending on the era) it can age you terribly. But he looks at ease here.
    He has been criticized for the “gay elderly windchime” look, for zoot suits, torn jeans, and now for this. But his aesthetic has always been a little eccentric. I’m thinking that if he hasn’t earned the right at this point to wear what makes him happy, there’s no hope for any of us.

    • Wink

      Excellent point. I don’t think it’s a good look for him, but if it makes him feel good so be it.

    • Cordelia_Gray

      I don’t think he looks so bad. It’s certainly a step up from that ridiculous torn hat he wore a couple of weeks back. He could stand to lose the necklaces and that ring, but I kinda like the retro look.

  • Tanya Wade

    Those pants make his ass look HUGE. Was that really the look he was going for? Who the hell knows with this little spirit animal? I think of how he looked in Finding Neverland, a crap movie but damn, he looked good! In a suit! With groomed hair!

    He should just join the Nick Nolte Fuck It All League.

    • decormaven

      What Samuel L. Jackson said in “Jackie Brown” applies here: “What the f*@# happened to you, man? Your ass used to be beautiful…”

  • lunchcoma

    He’s already pathetic. If I turn off the part of my brain that labels him “Johnny Depp” he’s just another sleazy guy in a club full of people 20 years younger than him who thinks that the bartender really likes him because she flirts a little when he tips her.

  • Janet B

    Your handler looks appropriately dressed, maybe you could copy his style.

    • joything

      I was going to post, get me one of those handlers, stat — in that very outfit. With the squint. RRRRrrrrr …

  • Sara__B

    This is no longer a personal style, it’s an old schtick that’s not funny, just dated and boring. (Is he wearing platform bedroom slippers? )

    • Jessica Freeman

      When Miley Cyrus owns similar shoes, you know you are doing something very very wrong.

      • Janet B

        My brother wore something similar back in 1986

        • MilaXX

          creepers have been around a long time. They are the only part of his look theses days that I do like.

    • MilaXX

      TUK Creepers

  • SewingSiren

    Ricky Ricardo was cool. This is dumb.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Johnny lost his cool and walked straight into Douche Town. I has a sad.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Johnny Depp has on Mom Khakis. The part of me that watched 21 Jump Street in 1989 just DIED. RIP, lust.

  • I’d still do him.

  • Jacob Bowen

    He forgot to take off his bowling shirt after his afternoon senior league.

  • MilaXX

    Really Johnny? You look stupid! Stop!

  • Anna

    Huh. I didn’t know he was elected as the new president of the Del Boca Vista Condo Association.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Oh my word, Morty is going to be so pissed off.

      • Anna

        Do you believe that guy? He thinks he’s such a big shot now because he got a new Cadillac.

        • Kitten Mittons

          And he eats dinner at 5:30. 5:30!! Guess he’s so rich he doesn’t need to go to the Early Bird special.

          • Anna

            Must be nice to have that kind of money.

          • Fannie Wolston

            Pfft, you should think he could pay someone to pick up after his dogs, that one and his new wife, acting all fly and mighty

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ehh, but he’ll never have a fancy astronaut pen. Hmmph!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    My brother saw the picture and said, “same as Brando, he’s gonna be fat in a couple of years.” I think my brother might be right :/

  • Trickytrisha

    Very Ricky Ricardo from the front, and my Aunt Vera from the back. BUT – he’s still gorgeous, dammit. Just in a quirky, kinda strange, not so young anymore way.

  • siriuslover

    And he’s doing both…I swear he wore that suit when he was in Edward Scissorhands.

  • elirt

    His public appearances are making me sad. I need to go watch a good performance of his and remind myself that he’s talented, maybe just stylistically clueless.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’ll have to go through my Depp DVD’s to erase this unfortunate series of photos from my brain.

    • Darva Sutra


      • elirt

        Sweetie dahling!

  • majorbedhead

    Those pants are tragic. Scratch that, the whole look is tragic, from top to toe.

    • Qitkat

      The pants remind me of my junior high band uniform. Not a fashion look I’ve ever thought anyone should repeat.

  • Morales Mike

    Yes to EVERYTHING TLo just wrote. Creepers? Seriously?! And yeah, I’ll say it..the pleated pants hiked up to above the navel give him Fred Mertz butt.

    • msdamselfly


    • Shawn EH

      I love Creepers!

  • quiltrx

    I’ll be the alone-standing cheese and say I love the jacket, and from the neck up. Everything else needs to take a hike.

  • Patsy Hatt

    It’s been hard to watch his midlife crisis manifest in such an obvious way.

  • formerlyAnon

    He is burning through the slack I’ve been willing to cut him. I can handle elderly gay windchime, but when what you give me is Robert Downey, Jr. on a BAD day, with too much botox in your forehead to boot, the limits of my tolerance are in sight on the near horizon. Jesus, honey, so your girlfriend’s a youngster and you wish you were one too. No reason to do THIS.

    • alyce1213

      Gasp. I just looked back at the botox poof. It’s all worse than I thought.

    • demidaemon

      I’m with you. He better pull something decent out quick or I’m going to start treating him like a Cyrus or a Lohan.

  • marlie

    I’m actually embarrassed for him.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    do the pants turn into a sleeping bag?

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Are we sure that’s his own hair up top? It has the strange texture and poop of faux-hair.

    For me, the true atrocity here lies with the pants. They should be burned.

    • Lisa_Co

      The hair does look a bit faux. Really, it is the rare 50 yr. old man that isn’t at least partially bald.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I know a 30 year old with plugs. They look awfully similar…

  • greymain

    sorry…he can ALWAYS buy me a drink….

  • Joanne Abrams


  • snarkykitten

    ughh he went from teen idol to looking like my extremely creepy/inappropriate uncle

  • kimmeister

    He looks like a lost member of Color Me Badd.

    • Sarah

      Their look would’ve been mustard & purple instead of black & white, but I feel you.

      • kimmeister

        You can feel me as long as you don’t try to sex me up. Lulz.

  • Courtney

    This almost makes me nostalgic for the elderly gay wind chime look.

  • john_sudeste

    Edgar Scissorhands hair and complexion matched with hobo neck jewelry and retro clothes from a resale shop…that’s JDepp for you.

  • ellisd123

    Am I seeing hair plugs?!

  • NOPE.
    “aging Ricky Ricardo” – YEP.

    • Fannie Wolston

      VOdka in the mornings, bourbon in the afternoons, tequila after dark

  • paginatrix

    Those creepers look brand-new. They still make creepers?

  • GeoDiva

    I’ve never understood his appeal even going back to the 21 Jump Street days. So with that in mind…. this outfit is horrible.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Derpp merkes mer werp.

  • boweryboy


  • Ricky Ricardo! Ay yi yi, you nailed it!

  • Linderella

    On the other hand, I should look this awful.

  • Columbinia

    Interesting that T Lo is getting a too young vibe from the outfit. I’m getting Fred Astaire circa 1948 (of course, Fred would not have worn the necklaces). This puts the outfit in grandpa or great-grandpa territory. It’s like Depp put this outfit together by shopping estate sales in Florida retirement communities.

    • demidaemon

      I think they are going off of the idea of where if you try to dress so obviously young, you actually succeed in making yourself look even older.

  • flamingoNW

    What a douchy look.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Yeah, I’m seeing Boca Raton circa 1946 or so. And he CAN’T stop dying his hair or people will think he’s Amber’s grandfather. Which he’s almost old enough to be.

  • SorayaS

    Oh he’s not going to start greying naturally anytime soon with his decades younger fiancee but I would have thought he would start dressing better. There is literally nothing in this look that someone under 60 would wear (other than him but he ages himself so much I could honestly start thinking of him as a decade older)

  • demidaemon

    Look, Pop Pop came out to play golf!

  • IAmJ

    This is so bad I don’t even know where to begin. I feel deeply embarrassed for him because somebody should.

  • FrigidDiva

    I don’t mind this outfit, in 1996, but it just doesn’t work. Also, did Amber get an engagement ring? Maybe he’s punking us all and he’s really marrying himself and Amber is his live in nurse.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Really you guys? I think it’s a vast improvement over that “aging Charlie Chaplin” thing he’s been doing for so long. I actually looked at it and thought, “At least he doesn’t look like he’s making an ironic statement on the whole proceedings.” You know how usually he looks like he’s in costume as the guy from 80 years ago who went to an awards show? I like this way better than that.

  • Cee Layton

    He looks like he smells like sweat and cheap cigars. Class it up Depp.

  • GinaGeo

    Save Ferris! Save Ferris’s outfit from this guy, I mean.

    • Imasewsure

      Oh you are right… except Ferris’s fit better

  • Carleenml

    at first glance I thought he was Charlie Sheen. whatevs.

  • FarmBoy11B

    how snarky. who cares. besides, doesn’t he live in France? maybe the retro look plays better there than here. They still love Jerry Lewis I hear.

    • alyce1213

      He used to reside in France, much of the time at least, when he was with Vanessa Paradis and their kids.
      Now, does anyone know?

  • ivfive

    Is he a wee little man? Look at the lifts on those clodhoppers, and his handler still towers over him.

    • Carleenml

      I put 99% of Hollywood in the “wee” category.

    • Fannie Wolston

      I’d say 65 inches in bare feet.

  • Cathy S

    Ew. The oil is oozing off the screen.

  • m3grrl

    For me, those pants harken back to high school marching band.

  • Fannie Wolston

    Fear and Loathing in the daylight, though he looks scrubbed and tailored, Amber is making waves!

  • Steppahouse

    Said the writer to the A-list actor who’s pulling down more money, making more art, and impacting more lives than the writer ever will.

  • kategs

    I love this look. Great looking/fitting jacket over simple cream clothing. Very well put together and right in his wheelhouse.

  • KinoEye

    Swap out that business up top for a button-down blue shirt, shave the facial hair, and it’s Pat!

    • alyce1213

      I remember Pat. So funny.

  • Carolyne

    I’m a-okay with “an aging Ricky Ricardo,” but this getup makes him look mighty thick around the middle. I’d love to see Johnny let his hair go gray. That’d be a good look for him.

  • Violentcello

    From the neck down, I dig it. 50s drag always goes over well with me. I don’t care how silly I look at 60, I’m wearing my vintage until they put me in the ground.

    But yeah, he needs to work on his head.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes… Ricky Ricardo… I was thinking BBBBBing Crosby… but Ricky is definitely more on point (and an awful choice of course)

  • MaggieMae

    I cannot unsee the Ricky Ricardo now. Excellent assessment, gentlemen. I used to have the hots for Mr. Depp, something fierce. And, I love older men. I thought my crush would continue as he aged, but alas, he is losing me.

  • Sam Smith

    I’d be okay with the jacket, with some nice tailored black pants and normal, please god, normal shoes. I get that he doesn’t want to be in a regular suit and he wants a bit of pizzaz, but he just looks awful.

  • Jecca2244

    it is so strange…he starts dating a woman younger than his former longtime partner and he automatically aged. like my grandfather in law is 1,000 better dressed than Johnny Depp and he lives in a “colony” in Palm Desert and as a former marine spent most of his life in fatigues..

  • lalahartma


  • colorjunky

    He’s turning into that guy from the Wrestler, can’t remember his name??

  • Those pants… oh, those pants… *weeps*

  • deathandthestrawberry

    I’m just digging the jacket on the silver fox behind him.

  • softgraphite

    Argh, it’s totally possible for a person of an alternative predilection to dress 1) alternatively and 2) well. This sure as hell isn’t the way to do it.

    It can’t be just his age. People his age and older dress themselves goddamn well, even if they’re eccentric, edgy, etc. Look at David Bowie.

    Maybe the biggest issue (outside of the top[s]) is that these clothes aren’t plausible. Depp has lost his edge. Now, for him, it’s just sort of pathetic to go ’round in creepers. For someone who banks upon a trend-setting/not following, independent persona, he’s sure jumped on the 90s bandwagon. And yeah, he was around the first time, which is all the more reason he should’ve learned how to not look like he’s wearing a costume. If he really loved rockabilly footwear, and grandpa trousers and all that…he’d have worn them before the revival, non? Prior to it, he was dressing like Keith Richard meets Johnny Thunders meets Jeffrey Lee Pierce meets Jim Morrison, maybe?

    Nothing wrong with following trends, but part of Depp’s appeal was that he did as he pleased, and it worked–well, more often than not. Anyway, now he’s had a mid-life crisis, ditched his life-partner for someone half his age, hasn’t been in a genuinely subversive film in a while, and can probably barely remember the days of being a broke actor who really wanted to be a musician but found more money in the former. He’s not rebellious, he’s not appearing in anything astonishingly creative, and his clothes seem to be just another part of his midlife crisis.

    The hair is another thing you’re utterly right about. At the very least, he should stop going that shade. A bit lighter and a bit less uniform wouldn’t scream…’I dipped my head in an ink pot’ quite so loud.

  • j_am

    Seriously not good.

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  • Ra_ke

    Wow..SO MUCH HATE from who wrote this article and from the BITTER PEOPLE here!! I only read nasty comments about him and nobody said that Johnny still has a pretty face and he is fit FOR HIS AGE.It’s weird ..doesn’t it? Only bad things..people love to hate him..yeah the outfit is bad but I think people are exaggerating here! Johnny is 50 and this outifte is from the sixties… he likes the old’s for his age the way ,what would you say if he will wear tight jeans and leather jackets in his fifty? Everyone will say that he is a riciculous The true is that you are never SATISFIED with nothing! Como dicen en mi pais..perdon por la palabrota ..pero a ustedes no hay poronga que les venga bien!

    • Ra_ke

      I meant ridiculous ..sorry