03 August 2011

Get it while you can!


This is a SMALL and called "GREEN LADY" (a tribute to an artwork by Tretchikoff)
It's just one of the many MAMBO CLASSICS!

MAMBO started in 1984 in Australia as a surf and streetwear company. Their founder, Dare Jennings thought that "any idiot can put something on a shirt and sell it". Most of Mambo's shirts were simple silk screened t-shirts, but did create a line of collored Hawaiian style shirts with tiki, surf & tattoo motifs. He and his buddies thought of M.A.M.B.O., an acronym for: Means Of Acquiring Models, Bucks and Opiets. (I'm pretty sure he achieved all his goals.)

MAMBO also supplied Loud Shirts to the Australian Olympic Team for the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.

4+ years ago, MAMBO was sold to another company that decided to do away with it's Loud Shirt line -- much to the dismay of many MAMBO Loudie fans around the world. Their 'reasoning' was that their core focus is the 16 - 24 year old surfer guys and gals and they thought that "although the Loud Shirt line has had a great run, now days it's being seen as only being worn by middle aged guys at BBQ's." (Perfect for me!)

MAMBO never brought a store to the USA but they did have some stores in the UK and a few in Europe and Asia.

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