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 recognize that this is a highly challenging and competitive world, where we need to be concerned, guarded and to do our best in order to get the things we really want. 

The shark is a great sporting symbol for enthusiastically working hard to be at our mightiest best and to do great things in order to get the great things that we really give a shark about, with a highly Positive and Aggressively Outgoing attitude, with the Drive, Determination, Dedication and the Discipline to do what it takes, to take on and tackle our challenges with great solutions, to be thoughtful and strategic, to have a great vision and a great plan for success, to appreciate our allies and our opportunities, to think independently for ourselves and stand up for ourselves, to challenge the status quo, to be critical of ourselves and critical of our decisions in order to avoid disaster, to be a force for greatness, to not be a chump, to be more rugged and resilient, more bold and brave, more courageous and constructive, more inspired and enthused to be on a mission to do great works for the society, people and things that we really 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