“I like girls that wear Abercrombie & Fitch” are the lyrics from the popular song “Summer Girls” by LFO, a popular band back in 1999. It was a big hit back then and I am sure that it led to some big money for Abercrombie & Fitch.
I met my first partner in 2003 and all he would wear was A&F. He was obsessed. His wardrobe was at least a few thousand dollars. We were the same size so I also got to wear some of his clothes when I wanted to.
It has been forever since I have been to an A&F store and I had kind have forgotten about them, until now. Until I heard this quote from the CEO Michael Jeffries pretty much stating that they are exclusive to thinner, beautiful people.
He goes on to say that this is why the hire only good looking people in their store, as good looking people attract other good looking people. His comments have sparked quite a controversy in the media.
So, my question, what are your thoughts? Is it fair that a clothing line only target skinnier people? There are clothing lines that cater to bigger sizes and ethic styles. Or is what he said that is more controversial than A&F only catering to smaller people? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Jason aka ncboy1982