It looks like it's pretty much been defined..Abercbrombie is a worthless store that markets crap clothing to the typical 'popular crowd' as well as the insecure dregs who want to 'fit in' with the self centered, materialistic "popular crowd", and it is generally seen as a status symbol
Also, the clothing is generally EXTREMELY overpriced, and one can purchase very similar items that are mroe or less the same thing at Aeropostale, American Eagle, or Hollister (which is also owned by Abercrombie)
Abercrappie also features regualar hits such as "pre-worn jeans" which come beautifully quipped with holes in them. No thanks, but I'll run over my own jeans, and save the $80
I know this because I went to high school, and I saw that the preppy, popular kids always wore it, and I could never understand why. I wanted to fit in so bad, so I tried it. I unfortuanely wasted money on this shit, and was consequently made fun of by my REAL friends, who told me that I was blowing money on crap that I could easily purcahse at other stores, and that it didn't even look good on me.
Pity I didn't listen, when all along, I should have realized that I was posing to be people that didn't give a damn about me, and only cared about wasting their parent's hard earned dough to pose as slutty or preppy, superfifical asswipes.
I don't know why or how it's the case, but if you live in a rich area, that's predominantly white, you will see the 'Abercrombie effect' avoid at all costs, and no matter what, keep telling yourself, that the real "losers" are the people who buy it, who have no taste in clothing, and care only to confrom.
JUST REMEMBER: Buy it if you truly like it...not to fit in, cauz if those people want you, they would like you for who you are, NOT what you wear
See MAD TV, any upper scale suburban mall,
Girl 1: hey loser!
Girl 2: why?
Friend of girl 2: shes just jealous that you have a brain, and that you don't blow 80 bucks of your parents well earned money on an abercrombie, "shirt" that's so tight, only an 8 year old can fit in.
A clothing store that is so expensive that gift certificates make you pay extra for the clothes you buy. The company will, in many cases, "pre-wrinkle" the shirts for you. Jeans can also be purchased with a holes already in them. The clothes feel, oddly enough, like they've already been used.
That kid must be a fag, he's wearing Abercrombie
The type of clothing worn by Aberzombies, a peculiar specimin which infest college campuses and upscale suburban high schools across the North American landmass.
Nominally a human being, the Aberzombie is easily identifiable by large advertisements worn on its chest and buttox. It tends to come from wealthy stock, drives an SUV and mates exclusively with other Aberzombies.
The musical taste of the Aberzombie is limited to bands like Dave Matthews and O.A.R. Its SUV is typically emblazoned with a sticker reading "DMB" so as to communicate its bland taste in music to potential mates.
The Aberzombie is not without its natural enemies, however. Most prominent among them are independent thought and a sense of style. The Aberzombie will go to great lengths not to face such horrific ideas, most often by associating only with fellow Aberzombies. In the rare case that it is exposed to outside ideas/free thought, it will utilize its only defense mechanism: complaining that others are envious and simply cannot afford Abercrombie clothing.
Dude, my dad owns a dealership!
A clothing story that will give you popularity in exchange for your dignity, self-respect, and a shitload of cash. Mommy's little boys and girls shop there to fit an image and to cover up their low self-esteem. This store preys on sexually-deprived horny teenagers. Plus, for girls, abercrombie shirts give you breasts. Abercrombie clothing is a great way to spot a whore - it's quite helpful in judging people. Shit, man, I'm only gonna be a walking billboard if I'm gonna get paid for it...why would I pay to be able to advertise?? WHATS WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY??
Doug: Hey, DUDE, if I buy this abercrombie shirt...girls will have sex with me.
Ashley: Hey, if i buy this abercrombie shirt...ill go from an A to a C! Then the boys will know I'm E-Z!!!
a secluded place in scotland that hardly anybodies heard of
hey lets go to abercrombie
A mall store that caters to upper-middle class suburbanites, with brilliant ad campaigns. You may think their clothes are slutty (which some are) or preppy (which most aren't), but in reality their marketing scheme has worked on you, too. Their goal, when they changed from being an outdoors store to a teenage fashion mecca, was to spread the word-and it worked. Everyone knows what Abercrombie is, and whether you like it or not, you are buying into their campaign by acknowledging their existence. If you really hated them, you'd ignore them, and not waste your precious time bitching about their ripped jeans. Sure, it might be a waste of money, but it's not your money, so get over it. And whoever said LLBean was preppy was completely wrong.
So basically, Abercrombie & Fitch is a store where you can buy clothes that may or may not be overpriced, but they are a corporation with brilliant marketing executives. You gotta give them props for that, because they probably make more money than you EVER will.
You only hate it because you can't afford it.
A professional sporting goods store - turned - teen couture fantasy established in 1892 by outdoorsman David T. Abercrombie and successful New York lawyer Ezra Fitch.
1. A clothing store that is often the subject of scorn of many "non-conformists." (Can anyone define jealousy?) They sell faux-vintage clothes which, albeit overpriced, are of good quality. Abercrombie and Fitch follow trends, but will always incorporate the "Abercrombie touch" into their products, i.e. having that lived-in, beach-ready feel.
2. Used to describe people who are usually preps and people willing to spend money on image. Wearing Abercrombie anything is an instant status and image booster, because their brand, whether the "non-conformists" like it or not, is linked very closely with having sex appeal. Associated with conformity, but I don't necessarily agree to that: it depends on the person carrying the brand. Contrary to popular belief, owning Abercrombie & Fitch does not mean giving up a sense of style.
3. Used to describe a certain style that Abercrombie has epitomized: an athletic, breezy, all-around American look; Yacht club - meets - varsity vintage - meets - beach party. Since they have a constant theme incorporated into their clothing, most of their pieces work well with any year and any season. More of a lifestyle for the true Abercrombie convert than simply fashion.
1. Let's shop at Abercrombie!
2. She's such an Abercrombie.
3. That's so Abercrombie.
A store that is clearly a target for criticism and conformistnonconformist remarks. Its clothing is expensive but is of good quality, and the clothing at abercrombie is not identical to like brands. For example, the marjority of abercrombie's clothes are muscle fit, meaning someone muscular or someone tall and skinny like myself can get an XL shirt that is not excessively wide like its counterpart at American Eagle. Though the clothing style may be preppy you do not need to be a prep to wear it, just as you do not need to be a goth/punk to wear hot topic -they're just clothes you wrap around your naked body. As for the remarks that kids shopping here spend their parent's money, yes you're right KIDS generally do not buy their own clothing, ADULTS do.
To each his/her own, wear the clothing style and brands that best suit you and leave the rest alone.
Hey, look! It's a store called abercrombie which just so happens to be a store. It isn't more or less respectable than any other store!