Who is Alexis Martin
I'm a first-generation Cuban immigrant. I have a passion for everything Cuba. I love to share our culture and my expertise on the world-famous Guayabera shirts.
On December 18, 2002, I sold my first Cuban Guayabera shirt online. I fell in love with the process and the fact that this is a business, you always have to be willing to learn, and always thrive to over deliver in excellence and care for your customers. Many things have changed since then, new software services, new concepts. At Mycubanstore.com, we had been able to ride different market waves. We are always humbled and grateful for this privilege of building a future in this great country.
Perseverance and hard work will always pay off!
I grew up in a small countryside town in Cuba. I studied computer hardware with Russian mainframes. At the age of 24, I jumped on a raft (similar to this one) to leave my country searching for a dream! I spent 13 months at Guantanamo Bay during the 1994 migration crisis.
While in Guantanamo bay, I was a volunteer with "World Relief," teaching a computer class. World Relief put a great effort in helping us the migrants for better conditions on the camps. (see video below) Also, I improved my English skills and learned about life in the US.
The time spent at Guantanamo bay was very uncertain. I was not sure if I was going to be admitted to emigrate to the US. I tried to make the most of it by helping and improving on my personal growth.
I arrived in Miami in November 1995. I worked on different jobs and was later hired to more professional positions, from computer support technician to phone tech support for a software company. In 1997 I started my private practice helping customers with their computer networks. Building custom made computers and installing computer servers at my customers business. More on my story here.
What I'm doing today.
We are producers of Guayabera shirts; we take pride in the products we produce. As custodian of a shirt style that has been around for more than 200 years, we mean business. We take care of our customers in a professional manner. Nowadays, sell guayaberas all over the world. Our main markets outside the US are Canada, Europe, Japan, and even to Australia!
These original Cuban shirts we manufacture are hand made in a small factory in Mexico. We manufacture these guayabera shirts following the traditionally Guayabera-making process, just like they used to do it in Cuba years ago. We concentrate in authenticity, quality and size standards.
Our guayaberas are world-famous. Our customers buy these shirts to celebrate important moments in their life, birthdays, quinceañeras, sweet sixteen, baptisms, vacations, destination weddings, family portraits, and even death, honoring a loved one heritage.
Reviews, see what our customers have to say about us:
I had my first guayabera shirt when I was a child, having spent a few years of my early life living in Guantanamo. This shirt brought back fond memories of that first shirt. The material and tailoring are fantastic! The fit was ideal for me. I would gladly recommend Mycubanstore to anyone.
/ MyCubanStore Customer
I had a wonderful experience here. I ordered 13 guayaberas over the phone in different colors and sizes for a corporate event. I was accommodated right away and was even able to meet the owner in a closer location for my convenience. Great quality and exceptional customer service. Would definitely recommend!
/ Google Reviewer
The great: The service and communication The good: Well made, super light linen with really well done details. ... The fabric is very fine and a darker colour is required to keep the public from seeing more of you than some people might be comfortable with. The Bad: My office still does not regard this superbly made shirt as office wear 🙁
/ MyCubanStore Customer
We tried to email you as soon as we received the beautiful linen Guayabera shirt. Our first Continue reading...
I just wanted to let you know that the shirts that I received for my wedding party Continue reading...
I just wanted to thank you for the easiest shopping experience online. I ordered 2 outfits for Continue reading...
My dad has received the Panama hat. Thank You for the follow up.He loved the hat and Continue reading...
Hi Alexis,You may wonder why I come back to you so soon. Today I went to check Continue reading...
Alexis,Thank you for providing me with a quality product. Also one of the items that I originally Continue reading...
Customer Testimonial:Thank you so much for making my boss’s 60th Birthday. He has been wanting a cuban Continue reading...
Dear MyCubanStore, I just want to thank you for a excellent product you have. I got the Continue reading...
Our dear customer from California Mr. Kohlbry shared this great picture of him fishing with his white Continue reading...
Obviously I am very pleased with the guayabera product – after all, I have repeated the order Continue reading...
Hello Alexis,I purchased and prettily wrapped this as a gift and sent it to California for our Continue reading...
Here are some of the photos of your shirts that were taken while I got married in Continue reading...
My personal views on life and family.
I believe in human rights' respecting their desire to archive and work towards their goal, respecting all their freedoms, including political, religious, economic, sexual preferences, and more. I believe all humans are equal regarding their race. Each of us makes this world better with our different cultures, foods, traditions.
Ultimately, I'm always learning to search for knowledge to better my life, business, and personal relations.
My Interview with WLRN in Miami, Florida:
Click here to see Telemundo Interview at the 20 years mark of the Guantanamo Bay Crisis. (Video in Spanish)
Of course, this was not only me. Its been a team effort since day one.
None of this success would have been remotely possible without the people around me. My wife Marta has been my most generous supporter with her wisdom and a million bucks gut instinct!
We are very proud of the family we have created 3 wonderful young men and women. Raul, Alexito, already graduated from college, and our daughter Carolina in her first years in college.
We also had terrific employees all these years that have helped tremendously on the success of Mycubanstore.com