Murray's Toggery Shop
The original source of the iconic brick-red sailcloth trousers known as Nantucket Reds, Murray’s has been a mainstay of old-guard islander fashion since 1945. Although the shop still stocks Reds in various permutations (shorts, skirts, belts, hats), most of the merchandise spread through the two adjoining storefronts is of the brightly colored, super-preppy variety: women’s and men’s rainbow-hued polo shirts; cotton cable-knit sweaters; madras jackets and dresses; and belts embroidered with whales, lobsters, and signal flags.
Tip: If you’re after the old Ralph Lauren standbys, like polo-pony-embellished oxfords and classic cashmere cardigans, you’ll more likely find them here than at the swanky modern RL shop further down Main Street.
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