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Abercrombie and Fitch - fecking wankers

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Minifingers Thu 09-May-13 09:43:56

For this:

"He doesn't want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people," Lewis told Business Insider. "He doesn't want his core customers to see people who aren't as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they're one of the 'cool kids.'"

"In an interview with Salon last year Jeffries [founder of A&F] explained his attitude: “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids … Candidly, we go after the cool kids. A&F claims to only employ beautiful staff in its stores [Rex]
He continued: "We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."

Apparently overweight, 'unattractive' and plus-size people don't 'belong' in A&F clothes.

What a cunt.

The clothes are overpriced too.

So hope this is his 'Gerald Ratner' moment. angry

everlong Thu 09-May-13 14:57:37

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NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Thu 09-May-13 14:57:05

I quite like it when a company are as honest and open as this..

it stops me getting pulled into the "oh that looks nice to they have it in a 16"

My beloved husband however... was outraged when Hollister stopped making his favorite Jeans as they were too "middle aged" how dare they call a 43 year old man middle aged!!!!!!!! grin

yaimee Thu 09-May-13 14:52:32

Their clothes aren't hot or cool enough to grace my body.
Fuck them!

AmberLeaf Thu 09-May-13 13:14:36

I don't think they are chavvy either.

Unless by chavvy you mean for teens from middle class monied backgrounds?

If parents are stupid enough to spend that sort of money on their teens clothes though....

Remotecontrolduck Thu 09-May-13 13:08:41

Oh yes, they are

Nasty Company

Remotecontrolduck Thu 09-May-13 13:06:57

What an idiot, fair enough if plus size isn't your market but what a crude way to express it

DD is 19 and hates that kind of clothing, as do I, but I hope people don't bother shopping there any more.

Aren't they the same company that made a member of staff work out the back as she had a prosthetic arm that didn't fit in with the companies 'appearance policy'?

< goes to google>

manicinsomniac Thu 09-May-13 12:53:59

Is A&F really 'chavvy'? (I work in a rural, traditional private boarding school and A&F, Hollister, Jack Wills etc might as well be the uniform with the amount of the stuff they have).

I also think it's fine to have a target market. He's expressed his particularly crudely and it would serve him right if he lost customers because of his nastiness. But it's no suprise and no terrible thing that those under size 14 are his marker (not sure what looks have got to do with it though!) Evans etc aren't targeting their clothes at those under size 14 are they, so it's shops for all.

I have quite a lot of A&F, Hollister type clothing all bought from ebay and I'm not especially attractive at all. I am skinny though so maybe they'll continue to let me darken their doors!

adeucalione Thu 09-May-13 12:33:22

I have three teens and I go in with them quite often - like others here, I mooch around tutting, and even once asked them to put the light on for a sec (they didn't). We've always found the sales assistants quite friendly and helpful though, once approached they manage to drop the look of haughty derision I find. I don't care that he targets thin people, I think lots of brands do that, but it is the reference to targeting the 'popular kids with lots of friends' that I object to.

BloggingAboutTediousThings Thu 09-May-13 12:32:20


Just don't go and buy there.

Longdistance Thu 09-May-13 12:23:02

But he's butt fugly himself hmm

obviously doesn't have mirrors in his house

ComposHat Thu 09-May-13 12:17:09

We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends.

Can you imagine a more unappealing specimen? I certainly wouldn't want to spunk a whole load of cash to dress like one of those douche nozzles.

bottleofbeer Thu 09-May-13 12:07:09

I wet into their flagship store in NYC. I'm a size 14 and as such had to buy and extra large to fit me. Yes, 14 is extra large.

AmberLeaf Thu 09-May-13 12:06:18

I mean, how is he racist.

AmberLeaf Thu 09-May-13 12:06:00

Why is he racist?

everlong Thu 09-May-13 11:56:42

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happyyonisleepyyoni Thu 09-May-13 11:52:26

Calling all middle aged overweight people:

Let's have a campaign to all go to A&F shops and hang around for as long as possible without buying anything. Just to annoy them.

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 11:52:24

If they don't want fatties wearing their clothes then why are so many of their items elasticated?

CockyFox Thu 09-May-13 11:46:42

This really doesn't bother me.
I have clothes from A and F and Hollister and I am certainly not the customer he is aiming for.
In any case I am sure lots of retailers have this type of policy just aren't honest about it.

pigletmania Thu 09-May-13 11:36:28

Mr jefferies have you looked in the mirror lately, you are nether thin or beautiful. Shallow superficial twat!

Thin does not equal beautiful, look at some of thesupermodels tey are testimony to that. Expensive overpriced crap!

Startail Thu 09-May-13 11:24:25

I'm a 45y size 16 and I love muching totally uncooly round Superdry, A&F and JW.

I do have teens who would fit their clothes, I almost bought DD2 a £20 Tshirt once, put I found a nicer one for £2.99 in H&M grin

LadyBigtoes Thu 09-May-13 11:15:31

Wow, just checked out the pic. Despite being a right pigger, he looks as if he's had Work Done.

Poor bloke, placing so much value on looks while looking like that. He's obviously got a bit of a complex.

LadyBigtoes Thu 09-May-13 11:14:02

Ha ha Doris, I go into Jack Wills and do the same. I am 43 and very non- herd-following but I have incredibly long arms and body, and I like JW's long tops and also their big woolly socks.

I don't know what their staffing policy is but they all sem to be skinny 19yo girls with ridiculously OTT big hair and loads of make-up. I can see them looking at me and thinking "Errrr... is that someone's mum... does she have money or can we sneer at her?" They all look really alarmed grin

redexpat Thu 09-May-13 11:11:04

Their jeans fit me perfectly. And the clothes last. I have a long sleeved shirt and a cardi that I bought the day before 9/11.

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 09-May-13 11:06:23

I assume he doesn't go in his own stores then?!

BabyMakesTheYoniGoStretchy Thu 09-May-13 10:53:58

His mouth looks like a piley arsehole.

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