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Sunday, March 2, 2008

03/02/08 - Greenwich Newswire For Sunday

Shep And Ian Murray Of Vinyard Vines

"Everybody wanted us to take sides," Shep Murray, 37, recalled in a recent interview at the Vineyard Vines store in Greenwich, the town where the brothers grew up and still live.

Greenwich News Report

Ties That Bind
Hartford Courant - Hartford,CT

GREENWICH — - Shep and Ian Murray have never run for president, but men wearing their neckties have, which has been very good for business.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, George Bush, John Kerry and Howard Dean all sported ties made by Vineyard Vines, the Murrays' Stamford-based apparel company that has its spiritual home on Martha's Vineyard, the resort island off Cape Cod that the brothers consider a home away from home.

Bill Clinton (who spent many presidential summers on the Vineyard), Bill Frist (who frequents Nantucket, as does Kerry) and Rudy Giuliani have all been spotted in Vineyard Vines, too....

... (For the record, Shep is registered as a Democrat and Ian is unaffiliated, according to Greenwich public records.)

The unsolicited political endorsements led to a flurry of publicity, exposing Vineyard Vines' playful, preppy brand to the nation's farthest reaches. Last year, sales were "well over $50 million," up more than 100 percent in two years, according to Shep, the elder of the brothers.

Initially their company's only employees, the Murrays now oversee a staff of about 120 and a ballooning product line that includes shirts, shorts, skirts, belts, boxer shorts, totes, jackets — just about anything they and their friends might need, should their luggage ever get lost on the way to Key Largo...

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