Here are a selection of shots relating to the garment designers John and Moly Dove describe as “the Turin Shroud of punk rock fashion”.
//Back, Iggy Pop’s Wild Thing jacket,Wonder Workshop, 1972. Photo 2009: Long Gone John//
And here’s their story.
//Back cover, Raw Power, Iggy & The Stooges, CBS Records, 1973. Photography: Mick Rock//
We’ve featured elements here before about the design; John and Molly say they only five of these jackets.
//Front, Iggy Pop’s Wild Thing jacket, Wonder Workshop, 1973. Photo 2009: Long Gone John.
We hooked them up with Long Gone John, the current owner of the jacket worn by Iggy on the back cover of the magnificent Raw Power, and received chapter-and-verse on how he added it to his stunning collection of esoterica, strangeness & charm.
//Long Gone John. Photo: Orange County Weekly//
All that and running the greatest record label in the world – not bad, eh?
//Iggy Pop, 1972. Photo: Mick Rock//
Of course we are proud to have played our part. The short sleeved Wild Things produced by our label The Look Presents Wonder Workshop sold out via Topman in double quick time last year.
And we’re continuing to supply orders of the limited edition long-sleeved versions tailored to the original design with full and signed provenance, packaged in a hand-stamped and numbered box and the all-important “Fuck art let’s do the t-shirt” wrapping paper.
//Junior in Wild Thing Special Edition 2009//
These are priced £99 and available to order from: email@example.com
Meantime, get the lowdown on Iggy Pop’s jacket here.