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Abercrombie and Fitch refuses cloth sizes?
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Story: http://www.businessinsider.com/abercrombie-wants-thin-customers-2013-5#ixzz2SSY5zAd0

Abercrombie and Fitch has decided that anyone over a size 10 jean isn’t sexy enough for their clothing line, and doesn’t want them shopping in their stores and sullying their clothes. They decided to only hire good looking people so that only good looking people will come into their store.

“It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,”

That is an actual quote from their CEO Mike Jeffries.

I know that majority of crunchyroll was probably not a "cool kid" in high school. I know I wasn't.


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-What are your thoughts?
-Do you agree with this?
-Do you shop there? and if you do, will you shop there again?
Posted 5/22/13
Thoughts: Lol fat people

Do I agree: I give 0 shitfuckdarns

Do I shop: LOL NO I'M POOR.
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If a brand wants to cater to specific customers only that shouldn't be an issue. To give an example, clothes like Armani and Prada aren't sold for the average person.

There are plenty of plus size stores out there to choose from. If they're discriminating in the actual stores themselves then it does become an issue otherwise they can be courteous and just say they don't carry plus sizes.

No, I don't shop there
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Who cares? Abercrombie is a minor scottish clan anyway, as for the clothing merchant, anyone who thinks he knows more than enyone else, is sure to be humiliated one day.

Don't like the attitude of the CEO

Won't go near any of his stores (unofficial boycott)

Excluding people over a certain size will come back to bite him in his butt someday.
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Posted 5/22/13
1) I am not fat
2) I do not wear abercrombie & fitch

Conclusion....



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What are your thoughts?

While it was a dick move of the CEO to come out and say that like he did....is anyone really that surprised? It's Abercrombie and Fitch. They have always carried small sizes and it is no surprise that they hire "good-looking" people to work in their stores. Boycotting Abercrombie and Fitch because they do not produce sizes larger than L is like boycotting somewhere like Lane Bryant (a plus-size store) because they don't carry anything less than an L. Like I said, the A&F CEO is a complete douche, but I'm not surprised that he said that he only wants "cool" people to shop at his stores considering the overall vibe of the brand.


Do you agree with this?

The idea that it's his company and he can run it however he wants? I guess.
The way he went about doing it? No.


Do you shop there? and if you do, will you shop there again?

Haven't shopped there since mid-highschool. tbh I don't think many people shopped there before this whole incident came to light anyways. When I was in high school ~2 years ago no one wore A&F, Hollister, Aero, etc past sophomore year. These days it looks like hardly any middle schoolers wear the brand, let alone high schoolers or college kids.

I didn't plan on shopping there again regardless. They produce cheap quality clothes and sell them for expensive prices, not to mention their tee shirts make you look like a walking billboard.
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Questions
-What are your thoughts?
-Do you agree with this?
-Do you shop there? and if you do, will you shop there again?

1) In the end, I don't really mind, but I do feel bad for their regular shoppers who are bigger than the limit. I have to say though, the CEO does not care whatsoever. I used to work at Hollister's - manager was interviewing three of us and he flat out called this other dude ugly and said he wasn't fit for the job because of that very reason. I had no idea that they picked people that way, it was so horrendous. I wasn't even asked to give a resume or anything. This is why us Hollister employees are stereotyped as complete idiots with empty heads whose only known function in the brain is to calculate things on the register.

2.) Do I agree with it? Well, it was VERY rare for me to see big people buying clothes at any Abercrombie & Fitch owned store. They might be buying it for family and friends, but I've certainly never seen more than 5 big people buying anything for themselves at Hollister's besides something like a necklace or bracelet. So, with that in mind - I think the CEO made the correct decision economically because we never sell anything plus size. It would be nice if he just ordered less, but.. Oh well. Too late now.

3.) Yes, and yes.
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I only go there to buy stuff for my little brother. I personally can't stand being in there i'm more of a Spencer-y Hot Topic-y shopper :3 anyway
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I read about this a little while back. While I have to agree that it is their store, their clothing, so they can run it as they please, insulting most people in the world is hardly a good way to make any money. I am not saying everyone is ugly. Rather that most people, even those with exceptional looks, often feel inadequate. Chances are even some really nice looking people will feel slighted by this so they will choose to spend their money elsewhere.

Oh, and speaking of ugly people (This is me turning 12 again), this picture of the Abercrombie and Fitch CEO speaks volumes.

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lol who cares that place is definitely not for cool kids only people that went there when i was in highschool where a bunch of lame ass preps who thought it made them look rich.

and @Gyava the reason you dont see them in there is because they dont sell stuff in the right size........

i also dont get why people act like is so costly its like 20 bucks for a shirt or atleast in my area it is no more than most places
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why would you want to shop there anyways? it smells like someone exploded hundreds of bottles of perfume and the cheapest clothing in the store is still 60 bucks overpriced.
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Their CEO is just projecting his insecurities because he was probably the un-cool, ugly, socially-inept dude until he became CEO (adds wealth but only helps marginally with the other traits, if at all). He will lose business because of his attitude and he's shooting himself in the foot by saying that. I don't think most people who are already brand-zombies will care but...oh well, he can say and do as he wants. He doesn't HAVE to provide large sizes, it's just unwise for him to say things like that to an increasingly-overweight America. Also, ugly people don't HAVE to be fat. Although rising obesity does turn even good-looking people less attractive (in the eyes of most people).

I don't shop there since the clothes are ugly to me and they aren't my style. I'd rather buy clothes from Taiwan anyday, as the designs are more unique and the sizes fit me better. Most medium sizes here are baggy as hell on me while the smalls are either too short or shrink over time to become too short.
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Gettnlag wrote:

why would you want to shop there anyways? it smells like someone exploded hundreds of bottles of perfume and the cheapest clothing in the store is still 60 bucks overpriced.


Target has best clothes!
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EspeoangeTieler wrote:

lol who cares that place is definitely not for cool kids only people that went there when i was in highschool where a bunch of lame ass preps who thought it made them look rich.

and @Gyava the reason you dont see them in there is because they dont sell stuff in the right size........

i also dont get why people act like is so costly its like 20 bucks for a shirt or atleast in my area it is no more than most places


Yeah, it was definitely not the best place to work.. and you absolutely hit the nail on the head on your first point.

It's pretty expensive here in Atlanta, a shirt here costs around 50$ on average, some people usually buy for like 90$ though, it's ridiculous.
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Atheyon wrote:


Gettnlag wrote:

why would you want to shop there anyways? it smells like someone exploded hundreds of bottles of perfume and the cheapest clothing in the store is still 60 bucks overpriced.


Target has best clothes!


Target's just alright, haha. Their clothes tend to wear or otherwise deteriorate after a few washes and the sizes can be a bit funky for me. It's a nice place to buy socks and stuff, though.
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