The Cult of Abercrombie

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    Jan 16, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    ...I work there. You have no idea how crazy it is. They dictate exactly what we have to wear, and it changes every season (there are 6 seasons in the A&F year btw) so we're constantly (and illegally) being forced to buy their clothes. They make us sign all kinds of wavers saying that we weren't forced into buying their clothes, but then fire employees that don't. They have a style guide that tells use exactly how much we have to cuff our jeans, which buttons have to be buttoned, which side of our shirt has to be tucked in. We have to shave an hour before every shift. The rules go on and on.

    Also they spray fucking Fierce from the speaker system.


    Let's not even get started on the music.

    Fucking Fierce tho, really.
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    Derezzed said...I work there. You have no idea how crazy it is. They dictate exactly what we have to wear, and it changes every season (there are 6 seasons in the A&F year btw) so we're constantly (and illegally) being forced to buy their clothes. They make us sign all kinds of wavers saying that we weren't forced into buying their clothes, but then fire employees that don't. They have a style guide that tells use exactly how much we have to cuff our jeans, which buttons have to be buttoned, which side of our shirt has to be tucked in. We have to shave an hour before every shift. The rules go on and on.
    Also they spray fucking Fierce from the speaker system.
    Let's not even get started on the music.
    Fucking Fierce tho, really.


    Yeah - in short, I'd rather work in a Tuna cannery. It sounds like a slice of hell I could not tolerate to partake in on any level. I say: LEAVE while you still have your hearing in-tact. I promise you won't if you stay long enough.
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    I got my nickname "Fierce" from the cologne because it's my all time favorite. I do wear ANF and I think for me it's accomplishment. It's such a bitch to try and fit and look good in it that I use it for a challenge and measurements of progress.
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Wait...this post was started about college kids wearing nothing but Abercrombie? What kind of college kid can afford that shit?!
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    Dec 15, 2014 7:31 PM GMT
    I don't know why people hate on Abercrombie clothes so much. I wear some of their shorts, pants, and polos because they are cut in a way that really shows off your body. Their new campus fit chino shorts have a button fly and are sexy as hell. Their polo shirts are just snug enough to accent your chest and the sleeves are the perfect length to give a hint of your upper arms without looking like a womens polo. I just avoid their t shirts, cargo shorts and the stuff that has "Abercrombie" in huge letters on it. Most of the people I see wearing Abercrombie are hot.
  • whytehot

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    Dec 15, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    I hate the brand and what it represents, and 3/4 of the stuff in their stores are douchebaggy, yet still buy their henleys and t-shirts because they fit very well. I just avoid the stuff with logos on it. Sometimes I use an existing shopping bag for my A&F purchases so I won't be caught dead with the A&F bag lol.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 15, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
    John_Triathlon_dude saidI don't know why people hate on Abercrombie clothes so much. I wear some of their shorts, pants, and polos because they are cut in a way that really shows off your body. Their new campus fit chino shorts have a button fly and are sexy as hell. Their polo shirts are just snug enough to accent your chest and the sleeves are the perfect length to give a hint of your upper arms without looking like a womens polo. I just avoid their t shirts, cargo shorts and the stuff that has "Abercrombie" in huge letters on it. Most of the people I see wearing Abercrombie are hot.

    So sayeth the cult.icon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jan 03, 2015 11:15 PM GMT
    I know the OP was from 2007, but wasn't A&F's height circa 1999 to 2004ish?

    At any rate, I never cared for AF. Inferior design and execution for the money (translation: walk to Macy's and buy anything by Polo Ralph Lauren for real fashion and quality at that price point).

    I don't even think you can get in some clubs in NYC if you're wearing a shirt with a huge AF logo plastered on it. And I can't recall the last time I saw someone in a major city wearing an AF shirt, though I'm sure it happens. Certainly isn't like it was a decade or so ago.

    I will admit, the NYC AF store is always packed with people going in and coming out, and tourists holding those bags with hunky models. AF is all "image," no fashion. Pass.
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    Jan 04, 2015 4:36 AM GMT
    Based on the news report below, A&F is changing due to terrible sales. But I think the damage the CEO created is permanent and I don't think the company will end up closing its doors for good.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/problems-with-abercrombies-brand-2014-12
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    Jan 04, 2015 4:43 AM GMT
    I don't shop much and I don't know much about brands (or prices for that matter). I walk into my closest mall once every few months (or more) and power walk through the stores. By my second time doing this I skipped most of the power walking and went directly to a few names that I vaguely recognize, amongst which is A&F. Suits don't need to be newly bought in many many years, semi-formals and casuals are what I needed, and A&F have good casuals that fits nicely and are comfortable enough. They sell stuff that are broad enough for my shoulders yet tight enough around my waist, and I don't need to go to a tailor (or learn tailoring myself) to get it adjusted. That's it, simple as that.

    I really don't care what's labelled across my chest, as long as it doesn't offend people who I don't intend to offend. The solution to "quality over brands" is not "NOT go for the brands" but "don't pay attention to the brands", these are just symbols on my clothing which in turn is just fabric on me, why not wear them if they fit? Why not go for that brand if it puts out stuff that fits me?

  • NoahBrookz

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    Jan 04, 2015 4:55 AM GMT
    I'm just surprised that you are in COLLEGE and you see people wearing those kind of shirts.
    That was the fad in like middle school, and then (thank god) it went away.
    I can't really say much on the quality of the products because to me, the billboard-type shirts are just so tacky that the quality of the shirt wouldn't make any difference to me haha. You can do a lot more with that money
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    Jan 04, 2015 5:13 AM GMT
    I worked for that company for a year in college. The brand carries quite a different reputation today than it did during its hay day in the 90's. My personal favorite was when I met my regional manager. There was only one other guy working that day. I would later on find out that he told the store manager to hire hotter guys.
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    Jan 04, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
    I heard the company is making some changes. Less gigantic ugly logos, and more emphasis on style.

    And more token minorities working up front.

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    Strange picture.
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    Jan 04, 2015 5:45 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI heard the company is making some changes. Less gigantic ugly logos, and more emphasis on style.

    And more token minorities working up front.

    rtx15xsg.jpg

    Strange picture.


    Kinda looks like it could be a freaky four-way. ;-)