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Holiday Gifts Eco Shark Shirt

This is a shirt that will make you stop and stare. Not stare, actually. Gape. And that’s just the point.

The new 3D Shark shirt made by MouthMan is all about the mouth, the teeth, the jaws. It is fierce, ferocious, and perfect for kids of all ages–and that includes grownups, too! The minute I saw it, I had to have one for my seven-year-old nephew, Lucas.

The Shark shirt totally rocks, which is not surprising, considering that it was created by Ross Valery and Prairie Prince, the founding members of the rock band Journey. As the story goes, Valery was visiting with friends one day and watching their children play. The kids were chasing each other, with arms wrapped around themselves in a hug, flapping their elbows up and down as if jaws were chomping, and making scary animal noises. Some years later Valery had an epiphany. He thought: “Hmmmm, it would be cool if there was a shirt with a graphic on the sleeves that would form a face with a mouth that would open and close when you put your arms together!”

Valery brought in a graphic designer and partnered with Prairie Prince, another Journey band member, to help him develop a line of hooded Tees with animated graphics on the arms. Kids love them, and they are great for grownups who enjoy looking really silly! When you wear a MouthMan shirt, hug yourself, and flap your elbows up and down, you’re in the mouth of a Great White Shark! Or a tiger! Or a T. Rex! Or a Raptor!

The fabric is UPF 50 and provides a great sunshield for kids playing outdoors. The moisture wicking fabric is great for layering year-round. Graphics depict the shark’s underbelly on the front, and a dorsal fin on the back. And, it’s eco! The new Shark Shirt is made in the U.S. from recycled pop bottles and printed with eco-friendly inks.

Through January 20, Mouthman is offering a discount code–“kidstuff12”–that will give 25 percent off your entire order, $5 shipping, or free with three items or more. Children’s sizes 4T to 14 for$29.99, or adult sizes Small to XX-Large for $39.99. I can’t wait for the holidays, to see how Lucas likes his 3D Shark shirt!