Abercrombie and Fitch: What Really Fits?
January 13, 2012 • 57,350 views
Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.
Email This Story
The preferred answer, for me, is “no”. Abercrombie & Fitch is one of the top brand stores in America, and the reason behind this is because the majority of people who shop there have a sense of style. With negative feedback, they’re still able to be successful and take pride in their brand. It’s not that both men and women have “model” bodies who wear that apparel; the clothing is made to define a woman and a man’s body shape in a certain type of way.
Abercrombie & Fitch has been well-known for its expensive merchandise. The clothing material is very flexible and long-lasting. Many people prefer shopping at this store because their shirts, jeans, shoes (etc.) are categorized under different names, which is part of its success.
From California to New York, Abercrombie & Fitch stands proudly beside its logo: The moose. Not too long ago, they opened up a children’s version of this clothing store: Abercrombie, or Abercrombie Kids. This invented a whole new dimension of fashion in the world of youth apparel. Most people became shocked and even confused when this had occurred because people aren’t used to children wearing this type of clothing, typically intended for adults.
Abercrombie’s motto is “cool, but classy” and this basically means that what they provide can make a statement whether it’s in-style or looking-the-part. This store is a name-brand store, so its job is to make sizes that range from tiny to fairly large. There is a reason why Abercrombie & Fitch has become what it is today. Consumers usually put a high standard toward stores like this, which makes the store look even more powerful.
It is true that some oversized costumers cannot buy clothes from there because the store does not carry their size, but people have to remember that the store’s intentions are not to discriminate against a person’s body type, and this store isn’t made just for thin people.
Some counterclaims for this are how workers who attend Abercrombie & Fitch are mainly fit and hire some models of both genders to come and stay grounded. Guys who come to work topless are “ready freddy” for a picture with costumers and girls also pose along, but their main goal is to make them happy about their purchase and come again soon. They even started handing out discount cards and coupons. I strongly agree that what this store is doing is perfectly normal. Just like any other store, Abercrombie & Fitch is trying to make a living. According to the website of Abercrombie & Fitch, I believe that both the women’s and the men’s bottom clothing such as jeans and pants are for the more thinner side of both genders. However, the top portion of the clothing is actually not as bad. The sizes range from an extra small (XS) between an extra, extra large (XXL) (according to the Men’s department). As for the women’s section, I must say the sizes are focused mainly on the ability of the person’s body shape including the bust and waist. Every store has this envision that they are willing to expose and share with their costumers. Abercrombie & Fitch obviously has a message they are trying to point out to us which is, their manufacturing and clothing quality isn’t to be neglected from just anyone, and the purchase will be worth every cent.
Abercrombie & Fitch may not be made for just anyone, although almost any store out there has a limit to what size it carries. Yet most may think that this store has so many factors to try to work up to, however it’s all in your head as to whether or not you personally think this store has this criterion that needs to be met. The vast majority of people who scroll along the mall pass by stores that can be quite alluring in a different way. And by different, I mean it in a devastating way. Trying to fit in a pair of 0 jeans can be utterly impossible to do, but for the need of buying a pair of pretty jeans isn’t going to be worth it. Clothes can only do so much, but it’s the people behind it all. If Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie really do encourage skinny people to wear their clothes, then so be it. I, however, disagree with this claim due to several reasons. Every clothing store in the world has a certain purpose that is met by the community; people who buy their clothing are not all the same in body size. People support various styles of clothing and do develop a certain respect for it.
Most people like to think that the most people dislike skinny stores, but there is no such thing as a “skinny store” because sooner or later you will have a tendency to choose a store that suits you to shop at or not. Clothing brands have a specific factor that they always reach to maintain their overall judgment. Especially one successful store: Abercrombie & Fitch. It isn’t a definite fact that Abercrombie & Fitch only allows thin people to shop at their store, but it would be a bit odd if stores worldwide didn’t allow a variety of different people to enter their store. After all, money is making the world spin faster.