A weekend market in Redruth has led the way in the latest fashion of Wolf and Animal print fleeces. Pool Market has been selling the jackets for over 10 years, and now animal print is all the rage.
Jacket owner Jamie Lessiter AKA DJ Air1ess is delighted that his “Lone Wolf” Jacket is now the in thing, he said, “People use to laugh at me in my Jacket, but they’re not laughing now; they’re wearing them! It all began with a few designs; there was a Red Jacket with Puppies and paw prints on it, next there’s the cute blue Dolphin Jacket, the Indian dream catcher was a beauty too, not forgetting the Wolf Jacket of course, that is where it all started! It’s amazing how the designs have evolved over the years. I saw one with Penguins on the other day, sheep and even a mash-up of the Lone Wolf WEARING the Indian head piece! Whoever came up with these designs are a genius! I wear mine everywhere I go and in the summer, when it’s really really hot, I just roll the sleeves up! We’ve even had Wolf Fleece Parties!”
It’s thought the new fashion of animal print items; from Jackets to car seat covers originated from Pool Market. The Jackets have caused quite a stir online too, with various fan pages like “International Wolf Fleece Spotters Organisation ( I.w.f.s.o)”, “the wolf fleece police” and “you’ve been fleeced” where people sneakily take photos of strangers wearing them in public. Celebrities are also part of the huge craze with Pop Star Katy Perry even writing a song called Roar, which features her wearing a Tiger Jacket on the record cover!
Animal print items once considered an item for your granny, are now worldwide, worn by everyone and show no sign of slowing down. If you would like to experience the homeland of this phenomenon, Pool Market is situated in Pool, which is in between Camborne and Redruth and is open every Satuday and Sunday.
Here are some more pics of people loving their jackets…….