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Abercrombie and Fitch refuses cloth sizes?
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Posted 5/23/13
There's brands that cater to plus size people, if they want to cater to smaller sized people that's fine.
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I find it kind of stupid, I mean if he is a business man he should try and market to all kinds of people and im sure that he is going to lose a lot of costumers because of this to this. (2) No i don't agree with this at all. (3) I never have shopped here and never will due to this,and there stuff is to pricey for my liking anyway.
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There is nothing wrong with marketing towards a certain demographic. However how they represesnt themselves is ridiculous and I bet a lot of board members wish the CEO would shut the hell up.
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If I've understood it correctly A&F are somewhat expensive when it comes to clothing. But I kinda get what they're doing here and if it was worded better, it could be genius marketing. Since to me it seems that what they're doing is catering to the "fit and pretty" group of people. And having expensive clothing can add the illusion of being a part of the special "elite" just because you shell out a few more bucks compared to other products. So basically they're not marketing clothing as much as they are marketing a ticked to being cool, pretty, elite or whatever. Kind of like what Apple has done with their iPhones and whatnot. It's not the product, it's the added status wha't important. But that's just what I think.
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Posted 5/23/13
I used to work for that company. They have a heavy focus on their age group and nihce market. They are aware of who they want to sell to. It sucks and I dont agree with it but its just business.
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1.) Fat people can wear their clothes, what's wrong with them wearing their clothes? I'm not fat, but I don't see why larger people shouldn't be able to wear this clothes, if they want to. The CEO sounds like a dick, by the way. I've never been part of the 'popular group', does that make me ineligible to wear their brand? Once again, I'm not fat, but if I'm 'uncool' does that prohibit me from wearing their clothes? No, i can wear whatever I want.

2.) No. People should be allowed to wear whatever the f*ck they want, without criticism from A&F's CEO, who, from the picture I saw, resembles an orc. Also, A&F's been in trouble before, there was a controversy surrounding their kids brand selling padded bikini tops, and A&F selling racist t-shirts, etc.

3.) Rarely, it's overpriced, I only shop there occasionally, I generally go to other places, where the clothes are cheaper, though clothes still aren't that cheap anyway. I have a couple shirts and a pair of shorts from there. I don't think I'll shop there for awhile after this. I generally don't shop there.
Posted 5/23/13
Don't care.
Those clothes are boring as hell.
So is caring about how the fuck some loser company wants to conduct their business.

At the end of the day, the impact this has on my life is 0.
It's not really worth a wasted fuck.
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Posted 5/23/13
Although it doesnt concern me, it is kind of weird. I understand the logic behind the market strategy, but i suppose its really rude to some people.
Posted 5/23/13 , edited 5/23/13
I really liked how Ellen Degeneres approached the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgXbHJ-_6io

Just as a frame of reference, Abercrombie now stops at a size 10. The last time I was a size 10, I was scrawny 5'9" 17 year old (I'm on the far right, with the long hair):



My average-weight size at my height is size 12-14 (I really need to lose some weight so I am currently a size 16-18). So even if I was rail thin I'd barely fit into their size 10. Tall people are shit outta luck, too.
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Posted 5/23/13

WackyFiasco wrote:

I really liked how Ellen Degeneres approached the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgXbHJ-_6io

Just as a frame of reference, Abercrombie now stops at a size 10. The last time I was a size 10, I was scrawny 5'9" 17 year old (I'm on the far right, with the long hair):



My average-weight size at my height is size 12-14 (I really need to lose some weight so I am currently a size 16-18). So even if I was rail thin I'd barely fit into their size 10. Tall people are shit outta luck, too.


I really love the video you shared and about the height, I'm 6'0 and wear a size 12. I mean I'm pretty skinny for being my height, even though I never have shopped there tall girls are out of luck.
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Posted 5/23/13
I'm fit.
I don't even shop there.
They need more fashion sense.
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Posted 5/23/13 , edited 5/23/13
Well, it's bad news for me, because I'm two sizes too big for their clothes; however, I don't buy clothing from them to begin with, so I won't actually be affected. On the other hand, their sizing preferences is great news for my little sister. She's usually forced to buy from the kid and young teenage sections, due to how tiny she is. She's 5'2" and size 0 (84 lbs), but it's purely due to genetics and her not working out. She inherited a high metabolism and inability to store much body fat from our pappy on our mother's side, and she's always been a wimp. Therefore, at Ambercrombee and Fitch, she'd be able to find adult clothing that fits her. Ironically, though, even if she weren't a 17 year-old with a lack of funds, she'd be too cheap to ever by from those types of pricey stores.
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21 / M / Canada eh
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Posted 5/23/13
I"m too big anyways to wear their clothes. Plus I don't see anything special about them :|
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Posted 5/23/13

aeb0717 wrote:

Well, it's bad news for me, because I'm two sizes too big for their clothes; however, I don't buy clothing from them to begin with, so I won't actually be affected. On the other hand, their sizing preferences is great news for my little sister. She's usually forced to buy from the kid and young teenage sections, due to how tiny she is. She's 5'2" and size 0 (84 lbs), but it's purely due to genetics and her not working out. She inherited a high metabolism and inability to store much body fat from our pappy on our mother's side, and she's always been a wimp. Therefore, at Ambercrombee and Fitch, she'd be able to find adult clothing that fits her. Ironically, though, even if she weren't a 17 year-old with a lack of funds, she'd be too cheap to ever by from those types of pricey stores.


Not sure where people are getting the priceyness from. I find pants my size in clearance for $14. They're just catering to slimmer people. Why is this an issue?
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Posted 5/23/13
If you want to be seen in A&F like the cool kids, you can't eat unless you are willing to stick your finger in your throat and go bleeeeugh. That is disgusting, and it is not only A&F. The entire fashion racket is pushing self-loathing and unhealthy body images. They are a public nuisance.

Not only that, but their expensively priced, cheap quality products are made in third world sweatshops, often by children. The entire industry needs to be changed, and people voting with their wallets is the only thing that will change it.
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