The late Robin Williams is a name that many still remember fondly due to his countless on-screen works from Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting to voicing the beloved character ‘Genie’ in Disney’s Aladdin franchise.
As I was scouring the internet to talk about things I care about, which has been scarily decreasing, I came across a photo of Robin Williams in a particular shirt that some of you might be familiar with and even own for yourselves.
The photo above shows Robin in one of his many famous fits taken all the way back in 2002. Off the bat, the first thought in my head was “Damn, Robin Williams had stupid (good) drip”.
Upon closer inspection, I realised what shirt the legendary comedian was sporting in that photo – Look to his shirt pocket, do you see an ape?
Yup, Robin Williams was sporting Bathing Ape before they even had a single brick-and-mortar store and was a huge fan of the Japanese streetwear company throughout his life.
Seeing the first photo fueled my curiosity so I did what any streetwear fan would do and googled the words “Robin Williams drip”.
This led me into a rabbit hole of Robin Williams’ many immaculate outfits.
My research brought me to a Highsnobiety article published 3 years ago where Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda, was discussing her late father’s “God-Level Drip” as she put it.
See the jacket he’s wearing? That’s an Issey Miyake bomber AW 96, which in recent times have been sported by the likes of rapper Playboi Carti a few years back.
Robin Williams took his photo in 1997 which is a whole year before I was even born and Carti (pictured above) on the other hand was only a year old.
Do you get what I’m trynna say? No? Let me spell it out for you. The late actor/comedian had been rocking different clothing brands and styles, decades before they became full-on fashion trends in the world of streetwear.
The coolest part about Robin William’s extensive wardrobe is that many of the pieces he copped was strictly off the fact that he thought it looked cool. In my opinion, that’s fashion in its purest form.
Which other celebrity was rocking The North Face Trans-Antarctica Expedition Parka in 1990? Maybe a handful, sure, but none wore it like Robin did.
Now I could go on and on about his various legendary fits but this post would be way too long for an enjoyable read. Instead, I’ll leave you with a well-put collage of Robin Williams’ insane drippage:
That’s just the tip of the iceberg though. If you’re really interested in Robin Williams’ many ahead-of-its-time outfits, do what I did and just type out Robin Williams drip.
Who knows, you might just find an entirely new look for yourself just by looking at his numerous fits.
We still miss you Robin! <3