Essential summer items


Summer feels like it is finally here on the East Coast. Here is a guide to some items to tide you over before Peter Manning NYC comes out with its own swim collection.


If you are getting ready for the pool or beach, Solid & Striped has some great trunks (pictured) that come in both both old-school and modern cuts. If you invest in one of these trunks, the classic construction and looks will carry you through many years of vacations and pool parties.

On the flip side, if spending $150 on a pair of swim trunks is too much, may we suggest Land's End 6" Seersucker Swim Short. These will get the job done and the length is just right.  The 5'8" and under man should stay away from the too-long board short.


Since we are on the topic of outstanding values, an essential item is the L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bag, which will probably outlive you. A prep staple for a reason, these canvas tote bags are indestructible and age beautifully. At $20-$40 grab a few in different sizes, add your monogram and pick a different color for everyone in the family. Throw everything in there and set out on some adventures. We think this bag is one of the great values on the planet. We could not live without them at Peter Manning NYC.