​​​​About Me

Who is Alexis Martin

My Name is Alexis Martin I'm a first-generation Cuban immigrant. I have a passion for everything in Cuba. I love sharing our culture and 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 strive to over-deliver in excellence and care for your customers

Alexis Martin

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, 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 Alexis Martin spent at Guantanamo Bay was very uncertain. "I was unsure if I would be admitted to emigrate to the US. I tried to make the most of it by helping and improving on my personal growth."

Alexis Martin volunteered at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp for one year. During his time there, he worked as a translator, helping to communicate between the immigrants  and the guards. He also took an advanced course in English and received many letters of recommendation for his work. He was a valuable asset to the camp, and his work made a difference in the lives of the immigrants.

Here are some specific examples of Alexis's work:

  • He translated for immigrants who did not speak English, helping them to communicate with their camp guards.
  • He helped to teach English to his fellow immigrants who wanted to learn the language.
  • He helped to organize educational, volunteer work, and recreational activities for immigrants.
  • He was a positive role model for other immigrants like him and helped them to maintain hope and optimism.

Alexis's work was recognized by his supervisors and colleagues, who praised his dedication, compassion, and professionalism. He received many letters of recommendation. Alexis's story is a testament to the power of volunteerism. He made a difference in the lives of the inmigrants at Guantanamo Bay and is an inspiration to us all.

Mr. Martin Letter From the Army

Letter from Rear Admiral Michael Haskins

Alexis Martin World Relief Certificate

World Relief ESL Certificate.

Alexis Certificate of Employment

Certificate of employment.

Alexis Martin World Relief Certificate

World Relief Certificate

Mr. Martin Certificate From Camp

Camp Charlie Certificate

Arrival at Miami

Alexis Martin arrived in Miami in November 1995. He worked in different jobs and was later hired to more professional positions, from computer support technician to phone tech support for a software company.  In 1997 Alexis Martin started his private practice helping customers with their computer networks. Building custom-made computers and installing computer servers at my customer's business. More on my story here.

Where I am Today

Alexis Martin is a busy man as the owner of MyCubanStore.com, a retail store that sells guayabera shirts, a traditional Cuban garment. He also coordinates the manufacturing of the shirts and works to preserve the cultural aspect of the guayabera. In addition, he takes care of customer requests in a professional manner.

Alexis is passionate about guayaberas. He believes that they are beautiful and versatile garments that can be worn for any occasion. He also believes that it is essential to preserve the cultural aspect of the guayabera. That is why he works so hard to ensure that his shirts are made with high-quality materials and that they are sewn by skilled artisans.

Alexis is also committed to providing excellent customer service. He is always available to answer questions and to help customers find the perfect guayabera for their needs. He is also happy to accept returns and exchanges if customers are not satisfied with their purchase.

Alexis is a valuable asset to the Guayabera community. He is passionate about the garment, and he is committed to preserving its cultural significance. He is also a dedicated customer service professional. If you are looking for a high-quality guayabera, Alexis is the man to go to.

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, birthdaysquinceañerassweet sixteen, and baptisms. Not to exclude, vacationsdestination weddingsfamily 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.

Bill D 

/ 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!

Melissa M
/ 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 🙁

Johnny Canuck
MyCubanStore Customer

More reviews:

My Personal Views on Life and Family

I believe in human rights and respect everyone's right to pursue their goals and dreams. I think that everyone should be free to practice their religion, express their political beliefs, and earn a living. I believe that everyone should be free to love who they want and live their life as they see fit.

I believe that all humans are created equal and that each of us has something unique to offer the world. Our different cultures, foods, and traditions make the world a more exciting and beautiful place.

I am constantly learning and searching for knowledge. I believe that knowledge is power and that it can help me to improve my life, my business, and my relationships. I am committed to using my knowledge to make the world a better place.

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)  

A family Business

Of course, this was not only me. It's 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.

Marta y Alexis

Well, there you have it!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my story. And I hope this has made you feel more connected to the small business you support.

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