The Look Presents Wonder Workshop tees in store now

//In-store/online now (from left): Wild Thing, Snake, Tattoo, Hawks & Dove//

These four amazing Wonder Workshop t-shirts – the first designs from our exciting new rock & roll fashion label The Look Presents – are now available in-store and online at Topman.

//Junior in The Look Presents Wonder Workshop Wild Thing tee 08//

To celebrate the forthcoming tour by the Sex Pistols (members Sid Vicious, Steve Jones and Glen Matlock have all sported the infamous Wild Thing shirt) The Look Presents is collaborating with premier fan-site God Save The Sex Pistols on a special COMPETITION with prizes including two Wild Things custom-made for us by Wonder Workshop designers John and Molly Dove. 

To win, find the answer to this question somewhere in this post.

THE LOOK: How did Wonder Workshop start?  

J&M: We were designing out of Paradise Garage (the legendary shop at 430 Kings Road which these days is Vivienne Westwood’s World’s End) and came up with a rock & roll jacket in black plastic and fake fur with a snarling leopard head on the back.

//Iggy Pop from the Raw Power sleeve by Mick Rock//

One day Iggy Pop wandered in and bought one. He and the Stooges were recording Raw Power in London with David Bowie. Iggy ended up wearing the jacket on the album sleeve. We only made five; there would have been more, but we used the remaining black plastic and green leopard-skin brocade to line the the shop changing room! 

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//Don’t blink! See Iggy’s jacket at 0.14//

THE LOOK: So where is Iggy Pop’s jacket now? 

J&M: It cropped up only last year in the documentary The Treasures Of Long Gone John, about the guy who runs Sympathy For The Record Industry (the label which released the first records by the White Stripes, Courtney Love and Beck). We’re gonna talk to John soon about how he came by it; Iggy lost that jacket years ago in a drug deal!

THE LOOK: How did Wild Thing come about? 

J&M: We had always liked the 60s song Wild Thing by The Troggs and made the shirt as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who totally restyled it when he played the Monterey Pop Festival.

//Marc Bolan: The poster with T.Rex album The Slider //

Soon everyone was wearing Wild Thing: Marc Bolan and The Sweet, even actress Jacqueline Bisset in Francois Truffaut’s movie Day For Night. Sid Vicious was snapped in one when he was a 17-year-old called John Beverley on a photography course at Hackney College of Further Education. 

//Sid Vicious (then John Beverley) in Wild Thing//

//Led Zep’s Robert Plant in Wonder Workshop’s Elvis print tee//

THE LOOK: How did the Wonder Workshop label develop? 

J&M: We started out with tattoo designs – one of which is part of the new range – and evolved a tough rock & roll aesthetic, adding rhinestones.  We were the first people to print on black t-shirts and it all came together with tributes to 50s icons and other designs which were worn by Paul McCartney when he was in Wings, Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin and Mick Jagger on the road with the Stones. 

//Macca and Jagger in Wonder Workshop designs. Pic (right) by Neal Preston// 
THE LOOK: What’s it been like revisiting these, er, wonderful Wonder Workshop designs?

J&M: Amazing. We have kept the original aesthetic but brought them into the 21st Century. The new shirts have that glam-punk-rock edge which attracted people in the first place; we’re looking forward to seeing them worn by a new generation of rockers and dandies! 

Find out more about John and Molly’s adventures in rock and pop fashion here and read all about Wonder Workshop, Wild Thing, Paradise Garage and much much more in THE LOOK.  

To buy The Look Presents Wonder Workshop t-shirts go here.

Hurry while stocks last!

lynn brearley said,

January 4, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

I would like to buy a wild thing top –how?

rockpopfashion said,

January 10, 2010 @ 11:10 am

Hi Lynn

The Topman Wild Things have all been sold.

We can supply you with a long-sleeved Wild Thing top, hand-made, printed and packaged by the original designers John & Molly Dove as a special edition from our label The Look Presents.

The shirts are 100% Cotton Jersey (40 degrees hand-wash) with Swarovski rhinestones. Sizes S.M.L.XL.
The price is £99 + p&p.

If you are interested please send your size/measurements and address and it will be despatched to you within seven days.

We accept payment by Paypal.


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andy said,

December 27, 2010 @ 2:58 am

hey i am interested in buying a wild thing t-shirt [ the classic one that is long sleeve and has the yellow leopard head and red satin tongue and rhinestones] is this still available to purchase? how would i go about that. my paypal is only linked to my interac which mean s if i buy anything online it will be paid thru echeque which sually takes about a week to clear before money is deposited inot sellers acct [ ive dont this many times on ebay] let me know as ive reallly been wanting one of these shirts. or ven let me know where thes eshirts can be bought from [ie other sites, stores etcetc …i live in canada]

andy said,

December 28, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

hey is it still possible to purchase one of these wild thing shirts ? the long sleeve ones with sation tongue and rhinestones? i reallly want one

rockpopfashion said,

January 14, 2011 @ 8:37 am

Hi Andy.

Yes they are still selling – I’ve emailed you.

Barry said,

May 25, 2013 @ 11:58 am

Hello, I bought the hawks and dove t-shirt from topman years ago it was one of the best t-shirts I’ve owned would be over the moon if I could get my hands on another one. Thanks

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