World Liberty TV fashion team had the pleasure of interviewing Kirk Hubbard, the CEO of the Hawaiian clothing company called Reyn Spooner.
With a name that has become synonymous with the classic, Hawaiian Aloha shirt, the Reyn Spooner apparel brand has been gracing the scene since 1956, when it was originally known as Spooners of Waikiki. Back then, it was a much smaller operation that specialized in custom swim trunks.
Reyn’s founder Reyn McCullough started the store on California’s Catalina Island in 1949. He soon brought his first retail store to Hawaii in Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center as one of its original tenants. “Reyn worked closely with Spooners of Waikiki, and they decided to collaborate into [clothing brand] Reyn Spooner in 1962,” Hubbard says. Today, in addition to their own Hawaii retail stores, the apparel brand Reyn Spooner can be found throughout the U.S. in specialty and better department stores, internationally as well as online.
“It is true that in Hawaii, time has a way of stopping. Our way of life here has roots in the ancient, with nature and in Hawaiian culture. We are committed to enhancing the past by bringing our lifestyle right to you. We’ve been in business since 1956 using unique archival prints, exclusive vintage artwork, and work of celebrated artists to evoke the island life in our famous Classic & Modern Shirts. Try our special reverse print shirts that have a warmly-weathered-by-the sun worn quality to them. Add in our shorts and tees that embrace your casual and busy world. You will learn to live in the shirts and swimwear that are comfortable and tailor-made for you. So take your time (think island time) and see for yourself what is truly authentic. Hawaii will always be our source of inspiration and fine garment detailing will always be our tradition.”