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(Daily Mail)   Abercrombie & Fitch believes that their recent drop in revenue is due to the fact that their sexy ads no longer sell. Fails to take into inconsideration the high prices and crappy quality   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 65
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2012-09-01 05:46:59 PM  
Dim lighting, blaring music, cologne that stinks up the entire mall and a douchebag clientele and staff. What's not to love?
 
2012-09-01 06:07:48 PM  
I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make my ass look awesome or something but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake. Why do people feel the need to pay that much for casual things I have no idea.
 
2012-09-01 06:18:40 PM  
I miss the old A&F...

Upmarket LL Bean...

FOr those of you young uns, watch "Joe Vs the Volcano"
 
2012-09-01 06:34:08 PM  
I went into an A&F about a year ago looking for a western-style shirt to wear on casual friday. I'm not a huge dude, but literally every shirt I tried on was too small. Even the XXL. They seem to be making clothes exclusively for twinks. It's weird.
 
2012-09-01 07:31:04 PM  
Abercrombie and Fitch is a classic case of consumerism and reckless spending run amok. I get my jeans the old fashioned way. I peel them off a homeless person's corpse. Free, distressed, and assed washed. Everyone wins.
 
2012-09-01 07:41:37 PM  
7:00 P.M. Go to Abercrombie & Fitch and announce in a loud voice, "Over!"

/context
 
2012-09-01 07:42:07 PM  
T-shirt and jeans for me..yay..
 
2012-09-01 07:42:36 PM  
I've never set foot in one of these stores. A plebeian like me would not be welcomed...

/ that's the vibe I got
 
2012-09-01 07:56:51 PM  
I will leave this link of A&F models lip syncing "call me maybe." It may amuse some.
 
2012-09-01 08:04:09 PM  
Try that again

Link
 
2012-09-01 08:15:14 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I went into an A&F about a year ago looking for a western-style shirt to wear on casual friday. I'm not a huge dude, but literally every shirt I tried on was too small. Even the XXL. They seem to be making clothes exclusively for twinks. It's weird.


Why would you look for a Western-style shirt at A&F? It's the last place I'd look. Go somewhere where they specialize in cowboy hats, dinner-plate size belt buckles, and pointy boots.
 
2012-09-01 08:35:21 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I went into an A&F about a year ago looking for a western-style shirt to wear on casual friday. I'm not a huge dude, but literally every shirt I tried on was too small. Even the XXL. They seem to be making clothes exclusively for twinks. It's weird.

Why would you look for a Western-style shirt at A&F? It's the last place I'd look. Go somewhere where they specialize in cowboy hats, dinner-plate size belt buckles, and pointy boots.


Maybe he was secretly looking for twinks.
 
2012-09-01 08:35:40 PM  
I never understood the love for A&F when I lived in Phoenix. It was too hot for most of their clothes, but people buy them like crazy.
 
2012-09-01 08:59:45 PM  

Gwendolyn: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make my ass look awesome or something but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake. Why do people feel the need to pay that much for casual things I have no idea.


I believe photos are needed here.
 
2012-09-01 09:01:57 PM  

Gwendolyn: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make my ass look awesome or something but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake. Why do people feel the need to pay that much for casual things I have no idea.


I've had a few pairs of Lucky brand jeans but usually just wear cheap jeans until they start getting torn at the bottoms although I do love my Lucky jeans. There are people out there that like to wear jeans for 6 months+ unwashed so stains, oils, and such will set in to the fabric and cigarette packs, wallets, tobacco cans, etc outlines become defined in the fabric. They do this to give their jeans unique characteristics that only that specific pair has. It's a weird fashion trend.
 
2012-09-01 09:11:24 PM  

Tenatra: Gwendolyn: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make my ass look awesome or something but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake. Why do people feel the need to pay that much for casual things I have no idea.

I've had a few pairs of Lucky brand jeans but usually just wear cheap jeans until they start getting torn at the bottoms although I do love my Lucky jeans. There are people out there that like to wear jeans for 6 months+ unwashed so stains, oils, and such will set in to the fabric and cigarette packs, wallets, tobacco cans, etc outlines become defined in the fabric. They do this to give their jeans unique characteristics that only that specific pair has. It's a weird fashion trend.


I have done this with jeans. But only because I was a dirtball. I probably still would but my girlfriend does my laundry for me. But yeah, dirty jeans feel a whole hell of a lot better than clean ones.
 
2012-09-01 09:14:32 PM  

Mugato: Dim lighting, blaring music, cologne that stinks up the entire mall and a douchebag clientele and staff. What's not to love?


done in one....
 
2012-09-01 09:40:44 PM  
I tried to enter one of their stores once, but was repelled by the blaring music and horrible stench. Physically repelled - the music was so loud I could feel the vibrations pushing me out of the store.

Its not a store, its a torture chamber. Fark waterboarding; we should open an A&F store at Gitmo. Of course then all those liberal wimps would whine even louder about the Geneva Conventions and "torture".
 
2012-09-01 09:41:25 PM  
I have a pair of shorts labeled "Abercromblb&Fitoh" Very good quality and very reasonably priced. They should sell more of those.
 
2012-09-01 09:45:11 PM  
It's more like a cheesy nightclub. The only time I went there was back in high school with my asian girlfriend. I stole a line from Caddyshack and said, "This is a restricted store, Kim so don't let anyone know you're Jewish". She wasn't my girlfriend for very long.
 
2012-09-01 09:50:22 PM  
I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans to give away. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make a Farkette's ass look awesome or something and I'm sent photo's of said awesome ass but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake.
 
2012-09-01 10:02:46 PM  
"fails to take into inconsideration"

:-|
 
2012-09-01 10:24:52 PM  

Gergesa: Try that again

Link


That is the worst of those I have ever seen.
 
2012-09-01 10:25:54 PM  

skinink: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans to give away. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make a Farkette's ass look awesome or something and I'm sent photo's of said awesome ass but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake.


Fark that. I'll pay $50, but only if they're American made, and I'm persuaded that they have as much as a 25% chance of surviving a fairly low-speed motorcycle crash. So basically, double-front Carhartts, the end.
 
2012-09-01 10:43:15 PM  
Huh. A once-proud racist, sexist, status symbol, stamped onto cheap clothes made by slave labor and sold by pretentious douchebags to pretentious douchebags, is no longer doing so well? Really?

Or is it now that they have competition, what with all the other slave-made brands marketed to pretentious white teenage douchebags?

Fark 'em.
 
2012-09-01 10:54:35 PM  
Chinese food makes me sick.
 
2012-09-01 10:56:25 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Abercrombie and Fitch is a classic case of consumerism and reckless spending run amok. I get my jeans the old fashioned way. I peel them off a homeless person's corpse. Free, distressed, and assed washed. Everyone wins.


...you'd think I'd have gotten hung up earlier in that sentence, and yet somehow I was reading blithely through until that point.
 
2012-09-01 11:00:03 PM  

highrye: Tenatra: Gwendolyn: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make my ass look awesome or something but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake. Why do people feel the need to pay that much for casual things I have no idea.

I've had a few pairs of Lucky brand jeans but usually just wear cheap jeans until they start getting torn at the bottoms although I do love my Lucky jeans. There are people out there that like to wear jeans for 6 months+ unwashed so stains, oils, and such will set in to the fabric and cigarette packs, wallets, tobacco cans, etc outlines become defined in the fabric. They do this to give their jeans unique characteristics that only that specific pair has. It's a weird fashion trend.

I have done this with jeans. But only because I was a dirtball. I probably still would but my girlfriend does my laundry for me. But yeah, dirty jeans feel a whole hell of a lot better than clean ones.


I disagree. Then again, I usually go commando, so my dirty jeans are dirty in a special way.

I've never purchased their products, because I assiduously avoid paying companies to become a walking billboard for their shoddily made products, but when I think of Abercrombie and Fitch I think of this instant classic by those geniuses of modern music, LFO, aka the Lyte Funkie Ones. If you went to high school in the late 1990s and associated with females, you should remember it.
 
2012-09-01 11:17:17 PM  
I can never remember which is cooler; the plain t-shirt with "A&F" printed on it, or the otherwise identical t-shirt with "Hollister" printed on it?
 
2012-09-01 11:29:08 PM  

baka-san: I miss the old A&F...

Upmarket LL Bean...

FOr those of you young uns, watch "Joe Vs the Volcano"


Such an underrated movie.
"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement. "
 
2012-09-01 11:34:54 PM  

BigLuca: baka-san: I miss the old A&F...

Upmarket LL Bean...

FOr those of you young uns, watch "Joe Vs the Volcano"

Such an underrated movie.
"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement. "


and 3 still cute/sexy meg ryans. yummy
 
2012-09-01 11:49:12 PM  
These are the folks with the thongs for 10 year olds, right? While that might make them popular in certain groups, they might have a bit of an image problem.

\not in their target demographic
\\no real problem with A&F but I cross to the other side of the mall when I have to pass one
\\\worse than those bath places with the fragrances
 
2012-09-02 12:00:41 AM  

Gwendolyn: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make my ass look awesome or something but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake. Why do people feel the need to pay that much for casual things I have no idea.


I am almost completely and totally with you until my friends walk me into Diesel, and gay just takes over.
 
2012-09-02 12:05:18 AM  

kevinfra: I can never remember which is cooler; the plain t-shirt with "A&F" printed on it, or the otherwise identical t-shirt with "Hollister" printed on it?


Nah the coolest one was Ruehl No. 925. I had a friend that grew up poor, by the time he graduated high school his family was well off so he had to be all trendy. He would buy exclusively from A&F and Ruehl because he had to keep reminding himself that he was no longer poor and could drop $300 on a winter jacket that had A&F on it just because. He liked the Ruehl brand because they were targeted towards individuals that had outgrown A&F clothing and he has an infatuation with Greenwich Village. The shirts had 'Greenwich Village' on them, to which I got much amusement at his expense. He would get rather irritated when I saw it and said "Green Witch" instead of "Grin Itch". The same goes for me saying "Rue EL" instead of "Rule". Oh he also refused to go to anything other than a private college and had to have a Mac, he wouldn't have it any other way.

/Ruehl is closed now though
 
2012-09-02 12:17:40 AM  
I get serious headaches when I walk near A&F. That's ok, though. Men don't shop there anyway.
 
2012-09-02 12:31:28 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: skinink: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans to give away. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make a Farkette's ass look awesome or something and I'm sent photo's of said awesome ass but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake.

Fark that. I'll pay $50, but only if they're American made, and I'm persuaded that they have as much as a 25% chance of surviving a fairly low-speed motorcycle crash. So basically, double-front Carhartts, the end.


I don't own any so I cannot tell you anything about how they fit or feel, but I hear the commercials all the time and they seem to be targeting riders, thought you might like to know:

Diamond Gusset Jeans
 
2012-09-02 12:34:11 AM  
It's never about quality products and intelligent people making them. It's stocking your marketing team with high skirt girls and guys with photoshop to create "perfect" ad campaigns. Welcome to the world for the past few decades
 
2012-09-02 01:20:34 AM  

jdcgonzalez: Men don't shop there anyway.


My wife got me some t-shrts.

ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2012-09-02 04:01:26 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I went into an A&F about a year ago looking for a western-style shirt to wear on casual friday. I'm not a huge dude, but literally every shirt I tried on was too small. Even the XXL. They seem to be making clothes exclusively for twinks. It's weird.


I agree with you except on the whole twink and cowboy stuff.

I'm not afraid to say that A&F makes some damn comfy flannel button shirts, up until a couple of years ago I used to check out the outlet store at the end of the season for long sleeved button shirts and also found some nice board shorts. All happily unbranded. Then about three years ago everything stopped fitting. My old stuff still fit fine, but the new shiat on their shelves were built guys with no shoulders what so ever. I can't even get my arms through the sleeves.
 
2012-09-02 05:34:02 AM  

Mugato: Dim lighting, blaring music, cologne that stinks up the entire mall and a douchebagghey clientele and staff. What's not to love?


FTFY.
 
2012-09-02 05:41:25 AM  

kevinfra: I can never remember which is cooler; the plain t-shirt with "A&F" printed on it, or the otherwise identical t-shirt with "Hollister" printed on it?


I've never understood the lemming-like desire for Hollister clothes. Their Manhattan flagship store has a huge beach scene video wall on the front showing surfers in California.

Hollister, CA is a hick town 50 miles inland from the coast.
 
2012-09-02 10:03:42 AM  

lohphat: kevinfra: I can never remember which is cooler; the plain t-shirt with "A&F" printed on it, or the otherwise identical t-shirt with "Hollister" printed on it?

I've never understood the lemming-like desire for Hollister clothes. Their Manhattan flagship store has a huge beach scene video wall on the front showing surfers in California.

Hollister, CA is a hick town 50 miles inland from the coast.


When I first started seeing Hollister on shirts I was wondering why kids were suddenly promoting elevators.

/Has lawn, wants you off of it
 
2012-09-02 10:40:37 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: skinink: I'm not paying over $100 for a pair of jeans to give away. I'll go up to $80 or so if they are good quality and they make a Farkette's ass look awesome or something and I'm sent photo's of said awesome ass but that's it. They are jeans for fark's sake.

Fark that. I'll pay $50, but only if they're American made, and I'm persuaded that they have as much as a 25% chance of surviving a fairly low-speed motorcycle crash. So basically, double-front Carhartts, the end.


Look at Round House jeans made in Oklahoma. They are tough and last a few years.
 
2012-09-02 10:45:26 AM  
I don't know what the hell the executives were thinking with that company. Used to be they were pretty normally priced -- similar to American Eagle and all that -- and pretty durable. I still actually have a pair of Abercrombie jeans I bought about 15 years ago off the clearance rack for $20, and they're great.

Somewhere around 2000, they decided they were going to double the price of everything, turn the stores into shiatty nightclubs, and make everything out of wet tissue paper.
 
2012-09-02 11:06:48 AM  
Whatever, they were a fad. You can charge insane prices becuase it was fad. But when everyone starts wearing clothes with your awesome logo, you are not longer cool. People will move on to something else. I've no idea what, mostly because I don't care.

Faddish, must have brands from the 70s,80s and 90 are turning up in WalMart, Target and other discount retailers. Don't be surprised when in 20 years you see Hollister and A&F shirts next to the stollers in WalMart.
 
2012-09-02 11:17:49 AM  

wingnut396: Don't be surprised when in 20 years you see Hollister and A&F shirts next to the stollers in WalMart.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-02 11:29:18 AM  

baka-san: I miss the old A&F...

Upmarket LL Bean...

FOr those of you young uns, watch "Joe Vs the Volcano"


Did Bean's ever have a kennel for hunting dogs on the roof of the store? A & F did, at least at the Chicago store. I bought my first shotgun at A& F. The Gun Room was full of old white guys wearing tweet jackets with leather elbow patches. The really old-timers still called it VL&A, but that name got some bad press when it was discovered that they were the ones who sold the weapons used in the St. Valentine's Day massacre.
 
2012-09-02 11:38:26 AM  

wingnut396: Whatever, they were a fad. You can charge insane prices becuase it was fad. But when everyone starts wearing clothes with your awesome logo, you are not longer cool. People will move on to something else. I've no idea what, mostly because I don't care.

Faddish, must have brands from the 70s,80s and 90 are turning up in WalMart, Target and other discount retailers. Don't be surprised when in 20 years you see Hollister and A&F shirts next to the stollers in WalMart.


Indeed.
skatemadness.com
Now available exclusively at Wal-Mart.
 
2012-09-02 12:01:41 PM  

lohphat: kevinfra: I can never remember which is cooler; the plain t-shirt with "A&F" printed on it, or the otherwise identical t-shirt with "Hollister" printed on it?

I've never understood the lemming-like desire for Hollister clothes. Their Manhattan flagship store has a huge beach scene video wall on the front showing surfers in California.

Hollister, CA is a hick town 50 miles inland from the coast.


I had to laugh one day a few years back when I saw my first Hollister shirt. My old National Guard unit was based in Hollister and not knowing it was a pretentous clothing company instead of the town I asked her if she was from there. She had this look of utter bafflement on her face, then something like pity when she realized I wasn't up on the latest fashion trends

/Has never been up on any fashion trend
//Couldn't tell you what I'm wearing if I closed my eyes.
 
2012-09-02 12:24:24 PM  
 
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