Meaning of Arrow collar in English:

Arrow collar


  • Used attributively in allusion to an idealized type of man depicted in advertisements for ‘Arrow Collars’ and shirts in the early 20th century, as conventionally handsome, sophisticated, clean-cut, etc.; especially in "arrow collar man".

    The images used in the highly successful advertising campaign beginning in 1907 until around 1931 for the ‘Arrow Collar’ (manufactured by New York company Cluett, Peabody & Co.) were created by U.S. artist J. C. Leyendecker.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Helena Independent.