Anarchy, and $$$, in the Vintage Punk Clothing Market

Sid Vicious would never believe how much his old clothes are worth, and the lengths to which counterfeiters will go to fake them.

Not long ago, Paul Gorman, a pop culture historian in London, the author of “The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren: The Biography” and an authenticator for auction houses that specialize in rock fashion, was given a shirt attributed to Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s Seditionaries label, circa 1977, to assess.

Made of muslin, it was decorated with an instantly identifiable graphic by the artist Jamie Reid, created for the sleeve of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK” single.

If it were genuine, it would command a significant

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