|Nantucket Reds change color with age, salt, and sun. Women's new canvas Nantucket Reds behind; slightly seasoned Women's poplin Nantucket Reds in front.|
I wanted to ask you a brief question and I have checked out the numerous posts on the topic throughout the archives of TDP. Regarding Nantucket Red pants and the information you have given your readers in regards to the change in manufacturing of certain companies and other factors, where would you recommend a guy purchase a new pair? I have bought several pairs from the newer lifestyle brand companies but want something more authentic, with a true Nantucket Red color that I will take to a tailor and get fitted appropriately. Any advice you can offer would be great. I have looked at Nobby, as you recommended and seem to be pleased with what they offer.
Thank you so much for your insight."
Here is how a member of the Murray family responded to our inquiry about their US made Nantucket Reds M Crest collection:
Our M Crest collection currently only consists mainly of Men's items in Nantucket Red (such as our new slim fit Nantucket Red pants (unfinished only) and shorts (with a 7" inseam)). It also offers Nantucket Red bow ties and neckties, a Nantucket Red bow tie and cummerbund set, Nantucket Red pocket squares, and a Nantucket Red sport jacket. These are all done in collaboration with Corbin and are all Made in America! We make sure that every item in the M Crest collection is Made in America. We also have the M Crest Nantucket Red canvas tote bag with leather handles, made in collaboration with Leatherman/Eliza B.
The M Crest comes from our Murray family crest, which my grandfather had developed with an artist. The M represents M for Murray of course, and is Red as an ode to Nantucket Red. The lion represents his zodiac sign, the Leo, which truly was a reflection of his outgoing and vivacious personality in life and in business. The scallop shells represent life on Nantucket, and the blue background reflects the ocean that surrounds us here on Nantucket. We make sure to include this M Crest label in each item in the M Crest collection.
The first items we designed and started selling for the M Crest collection were the slim fit pants and shorts - as a response to our loyal customers asking for Reds with a better fit that were made in America (similar to the very first Reds my grandfather sold). We are very proud of their success, and have enjoyed expanding the line to include more items for men, and eventually ones for women and children.