10 February 2008

Vintage A&F Advertisement

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great photo, where did you find it?

Sandra said...

There's a lot of profit in making vagrants look fashionable, or in the case of Abercrombie & Fitch, the fashionable look like vagrants.

Nice that you are holding back the barbarians at the gate!

Benedict said...

I see people stumble around my college in ludicrous A&F/JW tracksuit bottoms and hoodies, etc. They seem to be labouring under the misconception that high-class brands make one well-dressed, or 'cool', without requiring any attention to appearance.
How the mighty have fallen! What did you wear in your college days, LBT?

Laguna Beach Trad said...

Anonymous ~ I came across this ad whilst looking through style archives for pics of spectator shoes. The contrast with today's A&F is striking, I think.

Sandra ~ I agree. But did you notice The Sartorialist deleted my comment? Honestly, I thought the man was a vagrant, but apparently he is a well-known clothing salesman or something. I had no idea (honestly)! The barbarians are not only at the gate, they have come through the gate and are making themselves at home. I am merely going along for the ride.

Benedict ~ I'm glad to hear you're putting up a resistance. At college I generally wore old dress shirts, tattersall shirts, rugby shirts, etc. For trousers I wore moleskins, cords, and jeans. Lots of jumpers and tweed jackets. Occasionally an old tweed suit. Suede brogues and loafers. Nothing spectacular, I'm afraid.

The Sporting Life Society said...

I miss the old outfitter/haberdasheries, especially A&F

...and thanks for the kind words.