Johnny Depp spotted wearing T-shirt designed by Cowichan company

Hollywood movie star Johnny Depp was recently spotted wearing a funky Hunter S. Thompson T-shirt from Duncan’s Westcoastees shop.

Jayson Ward, who owns the T-shirt shop located in Unit #5, 6961 Trans Canada Hwy., along with Maria Midgley, said a friend was working on the site of Depp’s next movie, Richard Says Goodbye, in Vancouver and decided to present him with a Hunter S. Thompson T-shirt from the shop.

Depp played gonzo writer Thompson in the 1998 movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the two men remained friends until Thompson’s death in 2005.

“Someone took a picture of Depp wearing the T-shirt and it appeared on a Instagram blog,” Ward said.

“It just took off from there. It’s from our popular ‘Strange Company’ brand that includes literary figures and famous historical characters.”