It was a blast of an adventure growing up spending summers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.  A lot of time was spent surfing the giant waves at South Beach or fishing in the harbor where we even caught a small shark once.  Our father then took the whole family downtown to see the movie “JAWS”, which was great.

The SHARK SHIRT’s evolution began on the Vineyard, where small sand sharks are found swimming off calmer beaches and great whites are found swimming further out.  All these sharks swimming around surely led to the movie "JAWS" being filmed here.  

People often wore Alligator shirts, yet a great Shark shirt always seemed like it would be much “cooler”.

Sharks are respected for having great form and mighty capabilities.

Sharks are a great reminder for us to be alert, concerned and on guard, to be at our best in a challenging and competitive world. 

Sharks are a great sporting symbol for striving to be at our best and for doing our greatest in order to get the priorities we really care about, with the Drive, Determination and Dedication to do what it takes, to embrace the challenges with a smart plan, to think independently for ourselves and stand up for ourselves, to challenge the status quo, to think critically about our own actions and repercussions, to appreciate our opportunities, to be a positive force for greatness, to be more brave and daring, more rugged and resilient, more strategic and tactful, more enthusiastic and outgoing to do great works for the things and people we care about.

Likewise, the SHARK SHIRTs are all about having a positive and outgoing attitude, to be at our best, to make great things happen to have a great time.

After working on many shirt designs with a great sporting fit, SHARK SHIRT USA was launched in 2012. 


Austin Walsh