Who doesn’t love a Wild Thing? Urban Outfitters is wearing its love for the upcoming book-turned-movie on its chest (and legs), Opening Ceremony drafted an entire collection of clothes and accessories inspired by Max and company, and even the sneaker makers at Lakai have a pair of limited-edition kicks dedicated to the beloved children’s classic. We couldn’t resist putting our own spin on this sartorial meme. Let the wild rumpus start!
It’s not exactly Max’s wolf coat, but the Costilla Jacket from Loyale is still ripe for any kind of mischief you can conjure. Made in New York City from 100 percent organic cotton faux fur, then lined with 100 percent organic cotton twill, this fluffy overcoat comes with faux tortoiseshell buttons and a fitted A-line silhouette that leaves room for another sweater underneath.
You’ll be the Most Wild Thing of All with one of SANS’ body-cocooning coats, which are pieced together from organic merino wool, faux fur, silk, and recycled PET. Shaggier than any fictional monster, the larger-than-life Fur is just the thing to slip into when you feel the urge to roar your terrible roars and gnash your terrible teeth.
If wild rumpuses are afoot, you’d best have a pair of sturdy shoes to tramp around in. This hemp boot by Simple Shoes is coated with beeswax and lined with organic cotton fleece to keep your toesies dry and toasty. Furnished with a fold-over cuff knitted from hemp and organic cotton, the TOEst is forest-friendly in more ways than one: The heel wedge is made from bamboo, the sole comes from recycled car tires, and the foot form insert is composed of post-consumer recycled paper.
TAGUA, YOU’RE IT
A woodsy garland fit for the King (or Queen) of the Wild Things, Muichic’s Fike Necklace is handcrafted in Colombia from tagua nut, also known as vegetable ivory. Besides boosting the local economy by providing a source of income for indigenous residents, the use of tagua also supports rainforest preservation—a pretty regal cause if you ask us.
With an all-over stippled print that recalls Maurice Sendak’s original pen-and-ink illustrations, the scoop-necked Dash Dress by Loomstate cuts a fine form in 100 percent organic cotton. A special bonus: A kangaroo pocket for storing tiny treasures lost and found.
OFF THE CUFF
No actual alligators were involved in the making of Alkemie’s 100 percent recycled metal cuff, which sports a reptilian texture that is appropriately beastly. Forged locally in California by the husband-and-wife team of Ashley Lowengrub and Dara Gerson, the wrist adornment can be made in reclaimed gold or silver by request.