Alan Chan and Manoj Dadlani formed the idea of Arbitrage out of their dissatisfaction and frustration in finding clothes that suited their slim body type and most importantly their taste and lifestyle. Many of the available dress shirts on the market missed the mark in fit, price and quality altogether. This fueled their determination to create, not only the perfect fitting dress shirt, but a brand that embodied the lifestyle of the modern Arbitrage man.
The Next Generation of Menswear
The first collection of Arbitrage shirts was designed in Alan Chan’s Manhattan apartment in the East Village with the help of fashion photographer, Marc Todd, and creative genius, Kristin Ming. Fred Segal, the well known retailer in Los Angeles was first to pick up the line, literally buying the shirt off Alan’s back! As Arbitrage grew under the radar, the collection was soon picked up by top men’s retailers across the country including large department stores such as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, and other popular retailers like Rothman’s, Douglas Fir, Riley, Gotstyle, and more. After customers were introduced to their first Arbitrage shirt, it did not take longer than the step out of their front door before they pledged their loyalty to the brand as it delivers the best fitting and most flattering dress shirts for all body types. Shirts with the Perfect Fit combined with exceptional customer service by their FIT experts have made Arbitrage the next generation of menswear.
The Arbitrage logo is designed to symbolize a spade and a bull head. The spade is known to represent intellect, life and action; while the bull represents male strength and virility.