What's so awful about Abercrombie & Fitch?

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  1. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    Their brand image is in poor taste in my opinion.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    Paying for the name, and strictly for the hip-hop teenage brand whore IMO.
    Hip hop linked to A&F?
     
  3. MikeDT

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    Hip hop linked to A&F?
    A most definite yes... http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/34...p_hoodies.html Although this is probably a knock-off. Tacky way overpriced 'Made in China' hoodies, with a huge 'ABERCROMBIE' printed on them. IMO these are typical hip-hop fashion, just add bling and one is all set.
     
  4. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    some a&f outerwear and knitwear is OK

    however, everything is heavily branded and closely tied to the company image

    and the company image is terrible and evokes imagery of acne-ridden 15-year-olds hanging out in the mall food court. HTH
     
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    DLester Senior member

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    where is that .gif of him jabbering away? uncontrol used it for his avatar for months.

    nomnomnomnomnomnom

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    guitarpkr76 Senior member

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    Hip hop linked to A&F?

    I don't see it either.
     
  7. McCurry

    McCurry Senior member

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    I don't hate it. It is a lot better than AE and Gap, but it is way too popular. I don't mind their stuff as long they don't have giant logos on it.

    plus, they only hire hot people
     
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    I own a few things from Abercrombie (outerwear, shirts, knits) and I will say this, I hate the image that Abercrombie portrays. HATE it because it's all about being "perfect."

    That said, the quality and fit to me, for a mall brand, is pretty damn great. I've never owned their obnoxious hoodies or tshirts, but everything else seems fine to me.
     
  9. MikeDT

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    and the company image is terrible and evokes imagery of acne-ridden 15-year-olds hanging out in the mall food court. HTH
    I think Burberry has somewhat of an image problem as well. [​IMG] [​IMG] ....and I would never wear their stuff either.
     
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    acidboy Senior member

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    yeah I don't know whats the deal.. even that awesome rockin' group LFO likes girls wearin' abercrombie and fitch. [​IMG]
     
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    I hate to be the mall-brand-hater guy, but how is AF any better than AE? Is it because the price point convinces you its better? And no, it is not "better" than Gap unless we're being really subjective here.
     
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    Knisse Senior member

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    I think Burberry has somewhat of an image problem as well.

    ....and I would never wear their stuff either.


    Burberry Prorsum is nice
     
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    I hate to be the mall-brand-hater guy, but how is AF any better than AE? Is it because the price point convinces you its better? And no, it is not "better" than Gap unless we're being really subjective here.

    I don't know, i'd wear Gap over AF just because gap branding isn't as obnoxious, but AF's quality is pretty good for "a mall brand", moreso than gap and ae.
     
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    Burberry Prorsum is nice
    I believe that is their exclusive line. Very well made in England and Italy, and most importantly doesn't have the dreaded Burberry plaid. Somewhat like Ralph Lauren, with the exclusive 'Purple Label' line and their cheap-labour produced 'Polo' stuff with the obvious pony logos.
     
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    A most definite yes... http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/34...p_hoodies.html Although this is probably a knock-off. Tacky way overpriced 'Made in China' hoodies, with a huge 'ABERCROMBIE' printed on them. IMO these are typical hip-hop fashion, just add bling and one is all set.
    Just cause someones got hip hop influence doesnt mean they're clueless, there's way more beyond shitty ecko and sean john stuff... why spend money on abercrombie when there's so much better at that price range..
     

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