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Old 09-07-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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What does "relevant" even mean when you're talking about a shirt? There are still shirts labeled "Arrow". I own a couple. I have no idea how they would compare against shirts with the same name made twenty, or forty, or eighty years ago, nor do I care. They seem to be OK shirts. Does that mean they are "relevant", or "irrelevant"?


If you want to be specific, as long as products with the brand name are available for sale, wouldn't that kind of be "relevance" by default? One can say Hupmobile for example is "no longer relevant".
By relevant, I mean that the brand is considered to be still popular enough to be in the mainstream and not faded into obscurity. Considering that PVH does little advertising for the brand, I don't see how the brand really fits in with modern fashion. At least with Van Heusen, IZOD, and Speedo PVH has an advertising strategy in place that keeps those brands alive.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Never heard of it, so in my estimation that’s a no.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I believe General Custer wore an arrow shirt.
Our local Thrift store is full of Arrow shirts......and the cufflinks that go with them are in the costume jewelry cabinet too.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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Compared to its popularity in the 1930's through 1950's, it as irrelevant as a carbeurator rebuild kit or a Radio Orphan Annie decoder pin. It has absolutely no cache whatsoever.

Of course the Prince of Pink already knows that.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Compared to its popularity in the 1930's through 1950's, it as irrelevant as a carbeurator rebuild kit or a Radio Orphan Annie decoder pin. It has absolutely no cache whatsoever.

Of course the Prince of Pink already knows that.
My guess it is the red-headed stepchild of PVH's Heritage Brands with little to no advertising support. It plays second fiddle to Van Heusen with their dress shirt business, generally being priced somewhat lower.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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I think Arrow as a brand has never been relevant.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I think Arrow as a brand has never been relevant.
In 1905-1931 it was with The Arrow Collar Man campaign. Hardly anyone is old enough to remember it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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For those who don't know, ARROW is a brand of clothing, mostly known for their dress shirts, although they make a few polo shirts as well. It is one of the "Heritage Brands" of PVH.

I was wondering, is that brand still relevant? PVH seems to do very little advertising for the ARROW brand in comparison to most of its peer Heritage Brands, and is mostly sold at Sears (although Kohl's still carries a few of their dress shirts). I'm really not sure if ARROW is really needed if PVH has Van Heusen, although ARROW is priced somewhat lower than Van Heusen.

Long story short; no ARROW dress shirts/brand long has moved down to "bargain" or whatever status.


However back in their day (end of 19th century until about WWII or so), they were a leading name in men's fashions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluett...dy_%26_Company
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I had several Arrow shirts when I was in high school and a few years later. They were considered to be a top brand then. I may still have them in a big pile of old clothes that I never wear anymore, that's in my attic. About 30 years ago, my older sister gave me a beautiful Van Heusen plaid shirt for my birthday, which I have never worn, but always kept in my closet, in case she came by to visit. For a long time now, I've worn nothing but athletic clothes when I'm working or playing.
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Old Today, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Just as an update, I heard Arrow has recently cut its ties with Sears and is expanding its relationship with Kohl's; any Arrow products you see currently there are remaining stock. I heard somewhere that Arrow's relationship with Sears goes back many years and this is essentially the end of a long era.
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