Pica~Post

Published by Oi Polloi of Cottonopolis

No•8 AW•MMXIV

The Jaws

Collector

How long have you been collecting Jaws stuff for?
I’d say probably about 11 years. How did you start? I’ve always been into sharks, Jaws in particular, since I was a kid. But it really started once I looked on eBay and saw what was out there. You buy one thing and then it just escalates. The weirder the stuff the better.

What’s your favourite thing in your collection?
I used to collect Marvel stuff too, so I really like the Spiderman vs Jaws comic. And I like the beer can that was bought for me the other week. The shark’s head is pretty special as well. When my missus went out I put it on the dining room wall — that went down pretty well.

Where did you get your stuff from?
It’s from all over. The Spiderman vs Jaws comic was a present from Crommy (the Mego Collector).

Where do you think man’s need to collect comes from?
I don’t know really. It’s quite a Manc thing to be obsessive and to collect. I know a lot of people who collect stuff and get right into it.

What else do you collect?
I collect old funk records — I’ve got quite a lot of records — a good few thousand. I used to collect Marvel stuff too but I’ve got two kids and if there’s a big box of toys in the attic, it’s a done deal isn’t it — they’re getting opened.

When will you stop?
I don’t know. I can’t see it ever not being interesting — to own something that’s got a shark on it.



The Jaws Collector wears

Norse Projects  Elka Anorak £170

Norse Projects 

Elka Anorak

£170

Gloverall Big Button Reefer Jacket £310

Gloverall

Big Button Reefer Jacket

£310

Barbour Classic International Jacket £249

Barbour

Classic International Jacket

£249

Norse Prejects Ivan Utility Vest £145

Norse Prejects

Ivan Utility Vest

£145

Norse Projects Birnir Shetland Knit £110

Norse Projects

Birnir Shetland Knit

£110

Orslow Button Down Shirt £172

Orslow

Button Down Shirt

£172

Penfield  Kimberton Shirt £65

Penfield 

Kimberton Shirt

£65

Barbour Charles Shirt £65

Barbour

Charles Shirt

£65

Armor-Lux Irish Sweater £140

Armor-Lux

Irish Sweater

£140

A.P.C. Sweat Basic £165

A.P.C.

Sweat Basic

£165

Lee Brooklyn Straight Cords £75

Lee

Brooklyn Straight Cords

£75

Champion  Rib Cuff Pants £60

Champion 

Rib Cuff Pants

£60

Norse Projects Elka Charter Hat £60

Norse Projects

Elka Charter Hat

£60

Norse Projects Bjarki Naval Socks £15

Norse Projects

Bjarki Naval Socks

£15

Norse Projects Bjarki Naval Socks £15

Norse Projects

Bjarki Naval Socks

£15

 
Sebago Gibraltar £129

Sebago

Gibraltar

£129

New Balance  M991YLW £101

New Balance 

M991YLW

£101

 

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