This white dress shirt is made of cotton and has a starched classic collar as well as a regular placket down the center front. The pleated front bib is starched as are the french cuffs. There is an interior maker label that reads "Aroset Collar, Arrow, Sanforized".
Cluett, Peabody & Company Cluett, Peabody & Company was a company that created clothing items and accessories such as detachable collars and cuffs, collared shirts, handkerchiefs, cravats, and pajamas. They were most famous for their Arrow brand.
The history of Cluett Peabody & Company dates to 1901 when it was organized to acquire Maullin & Blanchard, a business that had been created in 1851. In February 1913 Cluett Peabody merged with Apex Collar & Shirt Company, which was organized in New York in 1912. In 1918 Cluett Peabody & Company of Canada, Ltd., was formed. Prior to 1919, the principal business for Cluett Peabody was manufacturing men's shirt collars. In 1933 the company acquired the Wrigley-Melville patents for compressive shrinking of textiles.
During 1962 Cluett Peabody made several acquisitions. In March it acquired assets of Young-Quinlan Rothschild, Inc., operators of retail apparel stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. In April it bought Jones, Morgan & Company, a clothing store in Waterbury, Connecticut. In May it acquired Lion Clothing Company of San Diego, California. In October the company purchased Meigs & Company, a Bridgeport, Connecticut, clothing store, and in November it added Rogers Peet Company, operators of clothing stores in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut.