A SPARK OF INGENUITY

AN AMERICAN INNOVATION

Before the washing machine, shirts had to be scrubbed and starched by hand. This was an arduous process.
In 1820, Hannah Montague had an idea. She detached her husband’s collars from his work shirts, which allowed her to launder the collars separately.

A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

In 1851, Ebenezer Brown recognized the possibilities in the detachable collar industry and began manufacturing collars in the back of his general store in Troy, NY.
This modest beginning would eventually lead to the introduction of the ARROW brand in 1885 as a pioneer in men’s fashion.

THE ARROW COLLARMAN

was Introduced at the Turn of the 20th Century and he quickly became the symbol of the idealized
Even serving as the inspiration behind the play, Helen of Troy, New York. This modest beginning would eventually lead to the introduction of the ARROW brand in 1885 as a pioneer in men’s fashion.

Timeless tales of Arrow