111 men descend on Abercrombie and Fitch’s giant 5th Avenue store in New York, and, taking their cue from the grinning topless model greeter, not to mention the plethora of pictures of topless men and a giant topless bronze statue in the store, peel their shirts off.
Apparently management were not amused and responded to this mass act of getting into the A&F schwing of things, by asking them to put their shirts back on or leave.
Which is a tad unkind. After all, they were flashing their tits for free. A&F have to pay their model to stand around with his nipples out.
So remember boys, Abercrombie and Fitch stores may look and sound and feel like a 1980s gay disco – but it’s only make believe. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can treat it like one.
Unless you’re a hustler.
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Its all make believe. Gay enough to get you in the store but leave your gayness at home and just buy our clothing. Its like homophobes who like watching Will and Grace. Its OK for TV but not in real life.
I used to work in senior management for a large UK retail chain and was at one meeting (no please not another meeting – I don’t think I take any more) where one of the directors came out with the remark “naked people don’t buy clothes”. I can’t remember what led to this, but I think A&F management follow this logic. No doubt if the shirtless had been purchasing products, preferably lots and from the expensive end of the range, the management wouldn’t have cared if they’d been stark naked. Profit before principles as they say.