Always a second string label, Manhattan nevertheless produced some really nice shirts once upon a time. I have a deadstock one that was too big for Herb that is a fantastic scarlet and yellow plaid oxford with all the trimmings.
The shirt in this 1960 advertisement has a an odd spread collar going on. Really, it looks like a pajama top. I guess like anything (including those Roblee ‘Ivy Bucks’ I posted the other day) anything that features the name of the supposed style or genre that it’s supposed to reflect will always be wrong.
I had some 1970s and 80s deadstock Manhattan’s a couple of years back that which came as part of a job lot that included sought after deadstock Sero Purists. Those Manhattans were pretty reasonable, including a nice khaki green university stripe, but poly cotton so I sold those on. Poly cotton may have been acceptable once but thankfully cotton has made it’s comeback.