Monday, March 28, 2011

Reyn Spooner | Spring 2011


Even though the weather is perfect in Houston today, I can't imagine it staying like this much longer. Cue the Reyn Spooner shirts. These shirts are a perfect piece to any summer wardrobe. For me personally, it's a nice change of pace from all the ginghams, plaids, tattersalls, and chambray shirts I continue to collect as well as see on the streets. Even more importantly, I can give my dress shoes as well as my denim a much needed vacation and pop on some Vans and some khakis.

*Additional Information*

In the early 1950’s, Reyn McCullough, a visionary merchant who owned and operated a successful men’s wear store on California’s Catalina Island, saw the growth potential the Hawaiian Islands had to offer and moved his family to Honolulu. Ruth Spooner, who in 1956 had established Spooners of Waikiki, was cultivating a reputation for the best “kine” custom surf trunks and shirts in the Islands. With Reyn’s knowledge of classic men’s fashion and tailoring, and Ruth’s knowledge of Hawaiian print and color, Reyn Spooner was created.
As an alternative to the loud and tacky tourist driven aloha shirts of the day, Reyn decided to try something different. He took the preppy “button down, half placket pullover silhouette” inspired by Brooks Brothers, turned the Hawaiian printed fabric inside out, and created the iconic Reyn Spooner Reverse Print Popover – a more classic, toned down, trim fitted, preppy version of what was the norm.
With an archive collected for over 50 years from the South Pacific, plus a more modern fit, new fabrications and inspired colors, we have re-imagined the Hawaiian prep Reyn Spooner Brand.

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