This week we launched a new set of sharkskin suits—5 beautiful shades of one of menswear’s most classic modern fabrics, first popularized by style icons like Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack in the 1950s.
Sharkskin is named so for it’s color and texture, because the smooth, two-tone weave has a lustre and depth reminiscent of the sleek look of a shark. We started exploring what other similarities we could draw between a sharkskin suit and an actual shark and, while we found a few—you look deadly in one, that’s for sure—we also turned up a ton of insane facts about sharks.
Most people know that sharks can smell the tiniest drop of blood in water from hundreds of meters away, and that sharks have to keep moving in order to breathe. But that’s just the beginning.
Today we learned:
- Sharks have been on Earth since before there were trees. #old
- Sand Tiger Shark babies are cannibalistic in utero meaning, of the 50 or so fetuses that first develop, only the strongest, most vicious few will be born. Talk about sibling rivalry.
- A shark’s skin is made of scales that are just like teeth. Called dermal denticles, these scales have a root that is surrounded by dentine, which makes them super hard.
- Their teeth are actually just like their scales. Their teeth and their skin are the same thing. Excuse us, what??
- Some sharks will lose over 30,000 teeth in their lifetime. That’s a lot of tooth fairy swag.
- Every year, more people in New York are bitten by other New Yorkers than the number of people worldwide who are bitten by sharks. (And we never went to New York again…)
Explore our Sharkskin Collection. No sharks were harmed in the making of these suits.