7 Days, 7 Outfits: Day 1 Casual Elegance for Cool Spring Days

One of our favorite new items at Peter Manning NYC is the Long Sleeve Polo.  It is versatile, practical and stylish, and we've already discovered lots of way to wear it.  In addition to its super soft feel (made in the USA with 100% Supima cotton), this shirt is done with a button cuff, providing a more refined look, and the ability to properly roll up the sleeves!  And of course the fit is spot-on for the Peter Manning man.  

Here we have paired the Navy version with our White Hampton Pant. 

Together with a slip-on shoe from Vans, and a colorful D-ring web belt, we've created a look of casual elegance for the transition from spring to summer.  The belt is light and easy, and it provides that splash of color to spruce up an outfit.  We sometimes recommend tucking in just the front of the shirt, as this gives a glimpse of color without having the full belt cut across the body, which can make us look shorter.  The lighter toned shoe from Vans (our current fave sneaker) helps by not further breaking up the look.  Note that Erick is wearing his Hampton pants without a break, and with just a peek of ankle showing, giving the pant a nice summertime vibe.  The great thing about a Peter Manning pant is that you can roll up your pant to achieve a more casual look because you want to, and not because you have to!  

The great thing about a Peter Manning pant is that you can roll up your pant to achieve a more casual look because you want to, and not because you have to!  

We have worn the Long Sleeve Polo under a blazer with Jeans and having the button cuff peek out at the wrist gives the shirt a jaunty elegance.  We have also thrown it on with sweats (PMNYC ones of course!) for those cool mornings walking the dog or getting the paper.  Roll the sleeves up and you can wear this untucked (it's the perfect length) with shorts to the park or beach.  Without question this is one of the most versatile shirts we have ever made, and it will become a permanent part of the Peter Manning collection.

Our Hampton Pant has become a Peter Manning NYC favorite and can also be dressed up or down.  

The new lightweight twill is perfect for warmer days, and the assortment of colors is designed to be easily paired with all the shirts in the Peter Manning collection, from our Pocket Ts to our Everyday and Weekend Shirts.  They are as comfortable as a jean, and likewise appropriately slim to keep our bottom half looking longer and leaner.  We love our Hampton Pant with a great sneaker, casual loafer or driving shoe.  Throw on our Essex Jacket and you can take this look anywhere you need to go.