Shirt (Hawaiian)

Reyn Spooner

Established 1956

Founded in 1956 by Reyn McCullough as Reyns Men’s wear, Reyn Spooner is an American fashion company, mostly known for its iconic Hawaiian shirts. Reyn wanted to create a stylish alternative to the poorly-fitting Hawaiian shirts at the time. In 1959, McCullough headed to Honolulu, where he opened his first Hawaii retail store. In 1962, Reyn McCullough teamed up with Ruth Spooner, a manufacturer of quality surf trunks, creating the Reyn Spooner brand.

Launched in 1964, Reyn Spooner’s most iconic shirt is the so called ‘reverse print’ shirt, an invention of store Assistant Manager Tom Anderson and bartender Pat Dorian. They weren’t so keen on the bright patterns and muted the print by turning it inside out. An icon was born. Today, Reyn Spooner is owned by Aloha Brands.

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