Abercrombie & Fitch Won’t Sell Black Clothing
Abercrombie & Fitch confirmed to “Business Insider” that they don’t sell black clothing, and that employees are discouraged from wearing the color at work.
While employees told “Business Insider” that CEO Michael Jeffries is behind the ban because he doesn’t like the color, a statement given to them by the company said, “Abercrombie & Fitch does not sell black clothing and discourages wearing it at our home office and in our stores, because we are a casual lifestyle brand and feel black clothing is formal. We have nothing against black clothing and feel it is perfectly appropriate for things like tuxedos.”
Jeffries is also said to be the reason Abercrombie doesn’t sell women’s clothing larger than size 10, causing some controversy when he said “In every school there are cool kids and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kinds. Candidly, we go after cool kids. A lot of people don’t belong (in our clothes) and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”