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 of having a business. It wasn't long before I realized for it to work, I had to always be willing to learn. And always want to thrive to over-deliver in excellence and care for your customers.
Since then, many things have changed as software services, and concepts have updated with the times. At MyCubanStore.com, we had been able to ride different market waves. We are always humbled and grateful for the 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.
I grew up in a small countryside town in Cuba, studying 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 purpose. However, I was picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 months at Guantanamo Bay during the 1994 migration crisis. During this time, the U.S. Coast Guard was picking up Cuban Migrants (also known as rafters) at sea, taking them to Guantanamo Bay to be processed by immigration.
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.
Where I am Today
We are producers of Guayabera shirts; we take pride in the products we offer. As caretakers 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, we sell guayaberas all over the world. Our main markets outside the US are Canada, Europe, Japan, and even Australia!
These original Cuban shirts we manufacture are handmade in a small factory in Mexico. We manufacture these guayabera shirts following the traditionally Guayabera-making process, just like they used to do in Cuba years ago. We concentrate on 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, and baptisms. Not to exclude, 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
Hello,I purchased many guayaberas last month for my brother’s wedding that was held in Punta Cana, Dominican Continue reading...
I just wanted to let you know that the shirts that I received for my wedding party Continue reading...
Just got back from a wedding in San Diego wearing my yellow short sleeve Guayabera. Worked perfectly. Continue reading...
Here are some of the photos of your shirts that were taken while I got married in Continue reading...
Saw some pics before on your site, can’t seem to find now, but wanted to send my Continue reading...
I just received the turquoise guayabera shirt that i ordered through Amazon. Wow, what a beautiful shirt, Continue reading...
Thanks Alexis. I attach a couple photos of the groom’s party in your shirts. Thanks for the Continue reading...
Dear Alexis,My little man was ADORABLE in his shirt and Capri pants from My Cuban Store. Your Continue reading...
Hi Alexis, I’m thrilled to have found these “Mexican wedding shirt” for my Dad! The colors are Continue reading...
I received the pants that I recently ordered and they were a perfect match.Thank you so much Continue reading...
Cuban shirts for a wedding in Costa Rica - We loved the shirts and the service was Continue reading...
Hello Alexis,I purchased and prettily wrapped this as a gift and sent it to California for our 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 were created equal. And that 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.
See here, 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)
With a Little Help From My Family
Of course, this was not only me. Its been a team effort since day one. None of the success I've experienced 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! She is not only my partner in business, but she is also my partner in life, and I am absolutely grateful to have her by my side. I count myself lucky to be with someone who loves and supports me unconditionally through thick and thin.
We are very proud of the family we have created three wonderful young men and women. Raul and Alexito are already graduated from college. And our youngest daughter Carolina is now in her first years in college.
We have also had excellent employees all these years that have helped tremendously on the success of MyCubanStore.com.