Anybody old enough to remember what Abercrombie was before it was Abercrombie? V,L & D anyone? Abercrombie was always Abercrombie, and since it was founded in 1892, no one on this forum or anywhere else in the world can remember its foundation. They acquired Von Lengerke & Antoine of Chicago in 1928. There was also a Von Lengerke & Detmold (I think that was the name), but I'm not sure of the connection.