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(CNN)   Abercrombie & Fitch to finally offer plus sizes. Brand is now considered uncool   (money.cnn.com) divider line 36
    More: Ironic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie, ANF, Karen Black  
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801 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Nov 2013 at 6:25 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-20 05:18:52 PM  
I'm sure they will consider "Plus" anything more than petite junior.


/Still not getting any of my money, just because they use Teleperformance for their customer service.
 
2013-11-20 05:32:59 PM  
The blaring house music, the dim lighting over cheap clothes and caustic Axe body spray filling up the rest of the mall, nothing says "douchebag" like Abercrombie & Fitch.
 
2013-11-20 06:29:56 PM  
Who wants to get a kickstarter going to feed our resident flatulence masters a steady diet of paint peeling horrors and send them to visit every one of these stores?
 
2013-11-20 06:39:37 PM  

Mugato: The blaring house music, the dim lighting over cheap clothes and caustic Axe body spray filling up the rest of the mall, nothing says "douchebag" like Abercrombie & Fitch.


I thought that was Brooks Brothers.....
 
2013-11-20 06:41:20 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Who wants to get a kickstarter going to feed our resident flatulence masters a steady diet of paint peeling horrors and send them to visit every one of these stores?


The stores already have a retch-inducing stench to them. What difference would it make?
 
2013-11-20 06:47:22 PM  
All snark aside, I really liked their shirts before I got too un-svelt to fit in them

If they still use the same cloth, I'll check them out

/still have some of their shirts in my closet
//just in case I can ever go injury free long enough to work off the flab
 
2013-11-20 06:49:07 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I'm sure they will consider "Plus" anything more than petite junior.


Came to say this.
 
2013-11-20 07:02:19 PM  
 
2013-11-20 07:12:08 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Mugato: The blaring house music, the dim lighting over cheap clothes and caustic Axe body spray filling up the rest of the mall, nothing says "douchebag" like Abercrombie & Fitch.

I thought that was Brooks Brothers.....


For all of the pretense, Brooks Brothers dress shirts (and the like) are still really nice stuff.

Walking into a job interview with a Sears button down will, however inaccurately, will make you look like a dip that doesn't know what he's doing.
 
2013-11-20 07:14:11 PM  

Mugato: nothing says "douchebag" like Abercrombie & Fitch.


I thought that was Ed Hardy.
 
2013-11-20 07:18:56 PM  

Sasquach: Walking into a job interview with a Sears button down will, however inaccurately, will make you look like a dip that doesn't know what he's doing.


Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?
 
2013-11-20 07:19:44 PM  
So Adele then?
 
2013-11-20 07:44:16 PM  

timujin: Obligatory:
http://retelly.com/lol/abercrombie--fitch-prank


So this guy considers homeless people to be so awful that they'd bring down the worth of any clothing line they happen to wear? That's rather insulting.
 
2013-11-20 07:52:14 PM  

Hoboclown: timujin: Obligatory:
http://retelly.com/lol/abercrombie--fitch-prank

So this guy considers homeless people to be so awful that they'd bring down the worth of any clothing line they happen to wear? That's rather insulting.


well... that's one way of looking at it.
 
2013-11-20 07:55:21 PM  

Mugato: Sasquach: Walking into a job interview with a Sears button down will, however inaccurately, will make you look like a dip that doesn't know what he's doing.

Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?


Welcome to Sales.
 
2013-11-20 08:05:38 PM  

Fourstring: Mugato: Sasquach: Walking into a job interview with a Sears button down will, however inaccurately, will make you look like a dip that doesn't know what he's doing.

Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?

Welcome to Sales.


Yeah I guess I can see that.
 
2013-11-20 08:15:37 PM  
"Plus size" women are dead sexy, I don't care what any of you farkers say. Just to be clear, by "Plus size", I mean the women who model Lane Bryant's clothing, not the women who actually buy it. I like a gal with hips and boobs. Just google "Plus sized lingerie", and fap away. You can thank me later.
 
2013-11-20 08:21:06 PM  

Mugato: Sasquach: Walking into a job interview with a Sears button down will, however inaccurately, will make you look like a dip that doesn't know what he's doing.

Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?


A non IT job that doesn't pay by the hour.
 
2013-11-20 08:22:02 PM  
The funniest thing about Abercrombie is the number of adult Krauts I know in germany who wear that shiat without knowing it is for children.
 
2013-11-20 08:32:42 PM  

lilplatinum: Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?

A non IT job that doesn't pay by the hour.


So a job that your fashion sense is more important than your abilities. Sounds a little gay, NTTAWWT.
 
2013-11-20 08:45:45 PM  

Mugato: lilplatinum: Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?

A non IT job that doesn't pay by the hour.

So a job that your fashion sense is more important than your abilities. Sounds a little gay, NTTAWWT.


Only homosexuals care about their appearances?

You might not care how you look, but potential employers are often going to.  The guy in a properly tailored (not necessarily expensive, but fitting properly) suit and a decent shirt is more often going to get a job much quicker than a guy in a pair of Dickeys and a $19 dress shirt from wall mart.  You might think its a gross injustice, but its a fact of life.
 
2013-11-20 08:53:43 PM  

lilplatinum: You might not care how you look, but potential employers are often going to.  The guy in a properly tailored (not necessarily expensive, but fitting properly) suit and a decent shirt is more often going to get a job much quicker than a guy in a pair of Dickeys and a $19 dress shirt from wall mart.  You might think its a gross injustice, but its a fact of life.


I'm not talking about showing up for an interview looking like a slob but the other guy was talking about the brand one wears making a difference as opposed to their actual background or ability. That's not a company I want to work for.

I understand that there are a lot of professions that don't really require ability and what the label says on your shirt during the interview can tip the scales but those aren't the jobs I've ever applied for.
 
2013-11-20 08:54:05 PM  

lilplatinum: You might not care how you look, but potential employers are often going to. The guy in a properly tailored (not necessarily expensive, but fitting properly) suit and a decent shirt is more often going to get a job much quicker than a guy in a pair of Dickeys and a $19 dress shirt from wall mart. You might think its a gross injustice, but its a fact of life.


There's a big difference between a properly fitted suit and buying clothes because they have a specific brand label on them.  You ALWAYS want to look good for your interviews, but if the interviewer cares about what brand it is, that should be a red flag.
 
2013-11-20 08:56:57 PM  
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Gaaaaaaaah!
 
2013-11-20 08:59:53 PM  
Mugato: I'm not talking about showing up for an interview looking like a slob but the other guy was talking about the brand one wears making a difference as opposed to their actual background or ability. That's not a company I want to work for.

A cheap sears button down and a decent dress shirt from Brooks Brothers (or any other decent dress shirt maker) look different.  One is fairly causal, one looks proper with a suit.  I would imagine thats what he was referring to rather than the brand.


I understand that there are a lot of professions that don't really require ability and what the label says on your shirt during the interview can tip the scales but those aren't the jobs I've ever applied for.

Absurd to think that someone who cares about appearances does not have or does not care about ability.  Its a buyers market right now, if you have people of comparable ability and one shows up dressed fairly well and one shows up like a slob (I've had some people wear incredible shiat during interviews), and you have little else to make a decision about it - it can certainly be something that tips the scales.   The person who dresses well to an interview is at least demonstrating some level of social ability and common sense.

(If you are hiring only on how they dress and do not work in the fashion industry, however, you are a fairly shiatty business owner/hiring manager.)
 
2013-11-20 09:07:17 PM  

lilplatinum: Mugato: lilplatinum: Wow, what business are you in that the interviewer cares what brand of shirt you're wearing?

A non IT job that doesn't pay by the hour.

So a job that your fashion sense is more important than your abilities. Sounds a little gay, NTTAWWT.

Only homosexuals care about their appearances?

You might not care how you look, but potential employers are often going to.  The guy in a properly tailored (not necessarily expensive, but fitting properly) suit and a decent shirt is more often going to get a job much quicker than a guy in a pair of Dickeys and a $19 dress shirt from wall mart.  You might think its a gross injustice, but its a fact of life.


Wasn't there just a thread about that?

http://www.fark.com/comments/8002939/At-heart-of-these-incredulous-s ta tements-about-poor-decisions-poor-people-make-is-a-belief-that-we-woul d-never-be-like-them?startid=87419539

Just remember, that tailored suit might be the only nice thing that guy owns.
 
2013-11-20 09:10:40 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Wasn't there just a thread about that?

http://www.fark.com/comments/8002939/At-heart-of-these-incredulous-s ta tements-about-poor-decisions-poor-people-make-is-a-belief-that-we-woul d-never-be-like-them?startid=87419539

Just remember, that tailored suit might be the only nice thing that guy owns.


I am not saying a well dressed person is better than a poorly dressed person inherently, I am saying that it is an indisputable fact that people judge others on their first impression - and complaining about the gross injustice of that is not going to change the fact.

If you have the luxury to say "I don't ever have to care what people think", then thats lovely - but other people in a rough job market don't have that luxury.
 
2013-11-20 10:45:45 PM  

Mugato: lilplatinum: You might not care how you look, but potential employers are often going to.  The guy in a properly tailored (not necessarily expensive, but fitting properly) suit and a decent shirt is more often going to get a job much quicker than a guy in a pair of Dickeys and a $19 dress shirt from wall mart.  You might think its a gross injustice, but its a fact of life.

I'm not talking about showing up for an interview looking like a slob but the other guy was talking about the brand one wears making a difference as opposed to their actual background or ability. That's not a company I want to work for.

I understand that there are a lot of professions that don't really require ability and what the label says on your shirt during the interview can tip the scales but those aren't the jobs I've ever applied for.


I said nothing of the sort. Walking in wearing cheap (typically ill fitting and/or obviously inferior material) shirt/pants is a crappy way to represent yourself. Nice, well fitting clothes convey the image that you are clean, organized, and pay attention to details. One MIGHT say those are qualities that make a good employee...

I'm an engineer incidentally...
 
2013-11-20 10:55:23 PM  

Too farking late, Asszombie & Biatch!

Sorry that you've finally discovered that your brand is synonymous with "pretentious young adult douche", but pandering to fat folks won't help you out of the hole that you dug for yourselves.
 
2013-11-20 11:05:11 PM  
Back when Improv Everywhere was cool.

It's not illegal to take your shirt off in New York City.
 
2013-11-20 11:35:24 PM  

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Wait a second I think he may be related to :

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2013-11-21 12:26:42 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: Smeggy Smurf: Who wants to get a kickstarter going to feed our resident flatulence masters a steady diet of paint peeling horrors and send them to visit every one of these stores?

The stores already have a retch-inducing stench to them. What difference would it make?


Clearly you've never been exposed to the horrors of properly primed and aged flatulence.  A well prepared fart can get a man declared a walking Geneva Convention violation.
 
2013-11-21 07:51:15 AM  
Go be fat somewhere else.

No, WAIT!  We have shiat desirable merchandise to sell to you now! Come back!
 
2013-11-21 08:02:57 AM  
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Approves.
 
2013-11-21 12:17:24 PM  
Damnit, they're killing the best part of being part of the Orca-Fat Brigade: doing nude yoga in their stores as a form of protest. I mean, sure, they still won't have clothes in my size ("Do you carry "Building" size? No? Ok.) but now there will be cute fat girls in the store and I'll end up doing Nude Boner Yoga. This is going to get messy.
 
2013-11-21 12:27:51 PM  

timujin: Obligatory:
http://retelly.com/lol/abercrombie--fitch-prank


It's been a while since I'd seen that.

/completely forgot about "old Biff Tannen look-alike"
 
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