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Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by billy99, Jun 14, 2009.
Are they promoting going commando?!
Abercrombie & Fitch
Only when they're not trying to sell you boxers.
i think they're trying to promote gay...
This is why i don't buy clothes from them...among other reasons.
Why? Because they're promoting going commando? :tongue:
But sexy all in the same.
Their subsidiary seems to be:
I would highly suggest reading "Why I hate Abdercrombie & Fitch" by Dwight A. McBride to anyone considering buying/wearing A&F. Especially if you are anything other than WASP. As homoerotic and strongly apealing as they seem to be, it deeply saddens me to still see them in operation. As a gay non-white man, I hate that people are so blind and shallow that they cannot see beyond the "hot" models and the sex appeal slathered all over their walls.
I suppose I might be called a hater or several other choice words for being so counter gay culture, but if you have truely read this essay and spoken to people who work there, and still buy their product, then I suppose we wouldn't see eye to eye on much anything else.
Since I haven't read that and am unlikely to read it yet, would you mind giving me the punch line?
Why are they promoting commando lol, the underwear they make is awesome ( http://www.lpsg.org/115043-pieterjoke-goes-american-a-f.html ), but yeah, commando is cool
I missed the whole commando thing. Was there something in that photo I missed besides the fact that the top of the guys underwear was not visible? He's either gone commando or wearing low rise undies.
Abercrombie & Fitch Is the epitome of "sex sells."
Their main focus is to turn you on enough to either a.) buy the clothes in hopes of looking like the models wearing them
b.) buy the clothes to attract the models that sell them.
This same tactic was perfected by beer companies in the late 80s early 90s.
Gay men and minorities are some of their biggest demographics as far as sales and they know that whatever seems "intangible" to them will make them want it even more. I.E. hot, young white models plastered on everything and given jobs as "Brand Representatives."
Not to go against my own statements, but as of late their hiring qualifications have broadened to include minorities...so it's just the ugly people that get left out now.
There's nothing wrong with selling sex.
Don't like A&F? Don't patronize them.
I think it's hot fa shaaa.
i love A&F!!!!!
I havn't read the article tho I may if I get the chance, but if it's about the company being biased in terms of promotions/workplace type stuff, nothing new man. I can tell you stories about Kohl's that will make your jaw drop.
They were awesome, back in the day, which actually wasn't that many years ago (I'm remembering them in the late 80's-early 90's), when they were still a "gentleman's outfitter". Oh, their pics are way sexy, and some of their stuff is still decent, but I'm just not sure how many pre-ripped cargo shorts/T-shirts I need in my wardrobe. In the winter, they actually have some beautiful sweaters, on occasion, but you pay to have one of the three they were shipped. Personally, all other reasons to dislike them aside, that's actually my biggest complaint with them, is that there's just no variety (and no, the irony of their hiring practices, and this statement, is not lost on me).
This thread took me to the A&F website. I found a category "athletic bottoms." Now, that's what I'm always looking for.
Wow, that film is very erotic. But no fair, they show brests (which I'm not complaining about :wink but dont show the guys frontal :frown1:. Nice butt though
They promote racism and homosexualism (that's not a word but it sounds funny). Nothing wrong with homosexualism, but promoting racism is fucked up and they should all die!
Sorry been away from the thread for a few days.
The gist of the essay is the extent to which A&F subconciously supports (if not fosters) racism and aryan elietist attitudes that have helped turn the American gay culture into the sorry state you find it today.
I don't. I boycot them. I'm not black, but I still find it highly offensive. I would love to see minorities out there stand up for themselves too.
I'd love to hear it about Kohl's. But I will have to say this: my issue with A&F is that their discrimination is incorporated into their policies, and they can get away with it since they only hire "models", not employees, among other things. I can tell you stories about places I've worked too where bosses and other employees have been racist/discriminatory. Doesn't change that the company at large is not at fault.