I won an eBay auction today for a pair of original Nantucket Reds, a summer prep staple from Murray’s Toggery Shop. These pants of go-to-hell color are 100% cotton with a flat front and cuffs (1.25 inches). They appear to be in excellent condition, gently worn, with no stains or tears, and are well on their way to achieving the perfect faded tone. Price: $35.00 + $6.00 USPS shipping – for a total of $41.00. Murray’s asks $72.50 for a new pair. I spoke with a sales person at the store this week to find out their shipping charges. If the pants are ordered directly from the store, a $10.00 shipping fee applies, but they don’t provide tracking. If they are ordered online, they ship via UPS with tracking for somewhere around $15.00 (total cost = $87.50). So my eBay score gets the the original item at less than half the cost of buying them at retail + shipping. I love it! Was this a good bit more than I would pay in a thrift store? Absolutely, but you don’t find Nantucket Reds in a thrift store every day.