It was a blast of an adventure spending summers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.  A lot of time was spent surfing the giant waves at South Beach, fishing in the harbor or playing tennis with friends.

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 cautionary reminder to be concerned and do what is needed to be at our best within a challenging, comparative and competitive world.  

The shark is a great sporting symbol for staying focused on getting the things we really care about, with the Drive, Determination and Enthusiasm to work hard to do great things and to be at our greatest in order to get the great things that we Care Greatly about, with a Positive and Outgoing attitude, to be Strategic and Thoughtful, to tackle our Challenges with great Solutions, to think Independently for ourselves and Stand up for ourselves, to be Critical of our Actions to avoid the Hazards, to Challenge the status quo, to Appreciate our Allies and our Possibilities, to be on a Mission with an Insightful Vision and a Plan, to be connected with a Force for greatness, to be more rugged and resilient, more bold and brave, more inspired and adventurous to take action to make things happen.

Likewise, the SHARK SHIRTs are all about having a positive and outgoing attitude, to strive 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