The thing we all have to understand about Nicolas Cage, actor, director, intergalactic man of mystery and producer extraordinaire: he makes his own rules. He does not give a flying pancake what the rest of us think.
That might be the most ’80s sentence that ever happened, you guys.
All at once a Nouveau Shaman, the father of Kal-El (a.k.a. Superman’s birth name that he shares with Cage’s youngest son), and an avant garde expressionist, Cage embodied all of this with this get-up that we’re classifying as Cage Distilled: Nutter Purple Cowboy Edition.
There’s a lot going on (and it is glorious): cowboy hat, several beaded necklaces with a matching bracelet, a Barney-esque purple blazer, fringed black jeans, mirrored aviators, Andrew Dice Clay, a cane — is that faux gun-holster belt? — several statement cocktail rings, a goblet-esque glass of wine, and the true pièce de résistance: a shirt with what can only be described as a Rage Face rendering of Cage’s own mug.
It is a thing of beauty. Bask in its glory in full, again:
Ride on, Nic Cage. Ride on.