2012-02-07

AMTRAQ | DISTRIBUTION | #02 REYN SPOONER HAWAII SHIRTS

this night in middle germany near frankfurt/main we have had –15C°. time to think for the summer getting some hot “beachy” ideas. what's about cool HAWAII SHIRTS from REY SPOONER. UWE c/o AMTRAQ is distributing this original hawaiian traditionals. the brand was found in WAIKIKI, HAWAII in 1959. REYN SPOONER is recognized as being the IVY LEAGUE of hawaiin prints. in 1964 REY SPOONER creates the “SPOONER KLOTH”, combining the cool comfort of combed cotton with the wrinkle free properties of spun polyester. do you know the significant signs of a traditional and authentic hawaii shirt? i did not before UWE told me:
_ the shirt has to be a straight seam with side vents; not round like shirts worn into a trouser
_ pockets that do not break into the pattern design
_ POP OVER or PULL OVER cut for pulling over the head
_ REVERSE PRIN. this means that the shirt is printed inside. so the pattern is not so expressive and looks smarter. a look like bleached from the sun and the saltwater.
damn. i think none of my hawaii shirts is authentic ... UWE, time to meet again.  pics | REYN SPOONER


Reyn McCollough, founder of REYN SPOONER,  in front of his first store

Reyn's son in the middle, late 1960s
the iconic LAHAIANA SAILOR PRINT






George CLOONEY wears REYN SPOONER in “THE DESCENDANTS”
collaborations are done and will be done ...
22 Featuring Reyn Spooner from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.