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Chatham Chino Company

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 Those Chino’s…What’s The Story

Chino’s…There Everywhere! A Classic! But, did you know these  popular pants have a unique story tied to New England, on Cape Cod? 

In 1925, Abraham Penn, founder of the clothing store Puritan Cape Cod opened his first Cape Cod location in Chatham and sold chino pants to the Chatham U.S. Coast Guard station. 

February 18th, 1952 – Upon the sinking of the SS Pendleton, Puritan’s Cape cod manager Ben Shufro met the survivors at the Chatham Coast Guard station to outfit them with dry clothing.

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Chatham Chino Company salutes the film The Finest Hours recognizing the story of the SS Pendelton and its survivors in Chatham. The rescue of the SS Pendelton is often called the greatest small boat rescue in the U.S. Coast Guard history.

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2012 – Inspired by these roots and the Coast Guard’s rugged, seaworthy pants, Chatham Chino Company was born.

Puritan Cape Cod owners Rick and Jim’s family history on Cape Cod naturally led them to create the label. Feeling fortunate to be a part of Cape Cod for 93 years, they felt it was the right time to develop the authentic Cape Cod lifestyle brand. 

 

Chatham Chino Company

A Cape Cod Exclusive Lifestyle Brand

Chatham Chino’s feature hardworking, high-quality cotton with a comfortable fit and a salt-washed weathered look that emphasizes the clothing’s rugged, Cape Cod heritage.  

The pants are perfect for men who appreciate good looking, high quality casual clothing with a style that captures the spirit of Cape Cod. 

chatham_chino Local authentic details include the signature dual hurricane flag logo. The same flag that the Coast Guard raises in storm conditions. Today, shirts, belts, hats and other items include the brand signature.

Sewn with 100 percent rugged weathered cotton twill, these pants are as well-suited for weathering the salt spray on a sloop in Vineyard Sound as they are for an afternoon with the family. 

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Each pair of chinos includes the Puritan story, which is embossed on the inside pocket of the flat-front pants. The Coast Guard’s famous bright red and blue hurricane double flags logo can be found on hats,  shirts, sport belts and of course the popular chino’s. 

Committed to the quality of their brand the Penns returned the first shipment of 1,000 pairs of Chatham Chinos in 2012, losing an entire summer of profits. “The chinos arrived for our June launching—we were all excited and the labels were right, and everything looked just great,” says Jim. “But we tried the pants on and they were the wrong fit, the wrong silhouette—so we sent the entire order back and waited to launch the line in September.”

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With the exception of their website, Chatham Chino Company is kept close to home where they first began, exclusively available at Puritan Cape Cod’s four locations.

The Chatham Chino Story is a real New England Story. Shoppers get to own a true piece of Cape Cod history.

 It all goes back to something Abraham used to say; if you live in a community, you should give back to the community.

This is our way to celebrate the core values our grandfather instilled in us.”

 

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The Vineyard Vines Story

Shep and Ian Murray, Photo Courtesy Vineyard Vines

Shep and Ian Murray, Photo Courtesy Vineyard Vines

Every Day Should Feel This Good 

It has for Shep and Ian Murray since the Summer of 1998. 18 years ago, these two brothers traded their business suits for bathing suits and stopped wearing ties and started selling them. 

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Living The American Dream

It started with humble beginnings in the late 1990’s. Two brothers who worked in New York City after graduating from college. Shep worked on Wall Street and Ian worked in public relations. Ironically, they both quit their jobs within 10 minutes of each other, ordered some drinks and clinked their glasses to the future, and that’s how Vineyard Vines was born! 

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TIES…WHALLEY

Shep and Ian were accustomed to traveling the world as kids. Their father was a travel writer for the Robb Report, Connecticut Magazine and other publications. They accompanied him on business trips and stayed at resorts and got an up-close chance to see how hospitality operations ran. The family lived in Connecticut and summered on Martha’s Vineyard and the brothers were huge fans of the water, fishing and having fun.

Flash forward to the Summer of 1988. There was no real reason why it was Ties. Aside from T-shirts, there was nothing to tell anyone that you had been to the Vineyard. That’s where the idea came from.

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Why Not Make Ties That Represent The Things That We LOVE To Do On The Vineyard

They took advantage of the casual Friday trend that was blooming and a need for a young, energetic preppy look and said  “Why not make ties that represent the things that we love to do on the Vineyard?” They went on to make cool ties that other people would wear. Icons of the good life of sailing, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, martini’s and cigars.

Let’s Make Cool Ties For Other Guys To Wear

 They made and delivered the first 800 ties  July 3rd, 1998 to Carol Fligor of Fligor’s in Edgartown. She took the ties on consignment and they sold out in a week. They quickly reordered and the rest is history!

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Today, Vineyard Vines includes a full range of shirts, jackets, caps, skirts, pants, belts, flip-flops and totes for men, women and children that are sold across the country. The vacation-themed gear  is available at over 30 Vineyard Vine stores nationwide, as well as online and at 600+ specialty boutique and department stores including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

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It all started on Martha’s Vineyard. Shep and Ian’s parents were the ones who really taught them about the Vineyard. The island is a place they love more than any other in the world. The goal of Vineyard Vines is to embody the relaxed life that so many enjoy during Vineyard summers. The initial concept was to take your relaxed state of mind with you whenever a tie is necessary. They wanted to help people dress for the way they want to live and were inspired by other grassroots companies like Nantucket Nectars, which took a simple product and made it special. 

Men’s Wear, Ladies Wear, Kids Wear

Vineyard Vines carries a full line of women’s dresses, skirts, shirts, pants, shorts, sweaters and outerwear. 

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 Baseball + Football + Hockey & More

Vineyard Vines has several licensing partnerships with Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NHL to produce custom ties and totes for all teams. It has agreements with the New York Giants, and the company has produced custom ties for 150 schools  for major championship events and colleges and has a licence agreement with the Kentucky Derby. Vineyard Vines is the “Official Style” of the annual event. In addition they have a Golf Collection and custom products for major championship events.

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Must Finds Shopping Nantucket

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Shopping is a Must on Nantucket. We’ve been a BIG fan of  Keely Smith Designs for years.  Keely is a wash ashore from the UK living on Nantucket via London. With A background in Fashion Design from London, it’s no surprise she created a jewelry line that is based on texture. A stamping design and love of fonts is the signature of  KSD.

You Want This: KSD jewelry with unique sayings

To The Ocean is One of Our Favorites, but there are many others too!

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#handstamped #handcrafted #personalizedjewelry #personalizedgift #mothersday #nantucket

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Looking forward to the weekend? #figawi #nantucket #handstamped #jewelry stop by Nalu boutique for some fun summer pieces

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Monelle  ACK at Zero Main Street is a Must Stop. You’ll always find something you LOVE. This is a fun stop for clothing and accessories that we love to spend time in. This visit, we’re talking all things ACK.   These clutch purses are perfect 41.17N.70.6W and Nantucket were two of our favorites! 

You Want This: Clutch Bags That Are ACKDorable

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We'll be bACK soon! 🐙 Daffy Day is right around the corner! 🌷🐣

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Skar Designs is another Made on Nantucket brand we can’t get enough of. We found these lovely Nantucket necklaces at Blue Beetle This is ALWAYS  a Fun place to Shop.  You’ll find great things to wear on and off Nantucket including a great Cashmere collection. The Shop also has a fantastic collection of Jude Connally Clothing.

You Want This: Nantucket Charm Necklaces

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Isobel & Cleo is a favorite one of my stops on ACK.  You’ll find LUXURY handmade and American made knitwear, artisanal goods and  ethical and sustainable designer clothing. Isobel & Cleo was born in Glasgow, Scotland from a fervent desire to sustain traditional  hand-knitting and hand manipulated machine knitting techniques through producing beautiful knitwear. That knitwear and studio is now based on Nantucket. The finest yarns and materials from around the world are used by knitwear designer Charlotte Hess. She creates the entire collection by hand in her quaint studio here on Nantucket and frequently uses organic and sustainable yarns. Hess is an award winning designer and has associations with Free People and other brands. 

You Want This: Luxury Cashmere Wraps

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Shopping is wonderful on #nantucket Here we are last season at our favorite @isobelandcleo cashmere wraps

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In love with neutrals. #neutrals #knitwear #handmadeinusa on #Nantucket #menswear

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Kiel James Patrick Anchor BRACELETS are made in Rhode Island and available at Murray’s Toggery  Shop These Men’s  Sailor knot, leather and metal bracelets are an American classic as are the women anchor bracelets. Murray’s is the place to get your ACK reds.  This family owned and operated year round clothing store is celebrating their 70th year as the home of the original Nantucket Reds! They carry  clothing for men, women and children.  From Summer Party Pants to the softest T’s, Murray’s is a MUST STOP. There’s something for everyone including these Nantucket BlACKbook Happy Place T-shirts that are oh so soft!

You Want This: ACK Reds, KJP Braclets, BlACKbook Happy Place T-shirts + More

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Speaking of Classics! You can’t go bACK without some island SWAG from Nantucket Boat Basin They have a selection of classic Nantucket T-shirts that are soft and you’ll want to wear proud. You’ll find a nice selection of Nantucket Hoodies, Jackets, t-shirts and other items  for Men & Women.  During Christmas Stroll this is the place to get your ACK Stroll Scarves

You Want This: Nantucket Tshirts, Hoodies + More

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Don’t Forget Something to Sip! Nativ Made is the place for FRESH cold pressed juices! They also have innovative salads and pasties. All are made with locally sourced and responsibly raised and grown ingredients. 

You Want This:  Organic Acai Bowl 

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Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2016

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