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70 Responses to The Banned A&F Christmas Catalog

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 12:15 pm
    Link: The Banned A&F Christmas Catalog - Pages from the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog that was banned. WARNING: Partial nudity.

    I can see why this was banned. It`s not appropriate for kids.

  2. Profile photo of Joe0810Zep
    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 12:18 pm
    There are nipples.
  3. Profile photo of Joe0810Zep
    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 12:19 pm
    Man, each picture has nipples.
  4. Profile photo of Matt2006
    Matt2006 Male 18-29
    38 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 12:51 pm
    c`mon now... who wears that little clothes during the holidays?

    And what, exactly, are they advertising in those pictures? I never did get A&F`s adverts.

  5. Profile photo of Malletman
    Malletman Male 18-29
    679 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 12:54 pm
    I never got them... they`re advertising clothes... but the models don`t wear any... :-/
  6. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 1:26 pm
    WOAH ... if it`s not good for kids, why is it on here?? They have them in plastic wrap at the shop, you have to be 18 to get them.
  7. Profile photo of citygirlkris
    citygirlkris Female 18-29
    223 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 1:31 pm
    woah...what are those naked in the water pics advertising?!?!?
  8. Profile photo of Sal1981
    Sal1981 Male 18-29
    309 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:09 pm
    Good photographer...
  9. Profile photo of Morguebabe
    Morguebabe Female 18-29
    1340 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:16 pm
    what the hell is that advertising?
  10. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:48 pm
    It`s advertising the image of sex and sensuality and attatching those ideas to the A&F brand name. Because people are curious and like the pictures, they associate the feeling of being sexy and naked with A&F. In theory, this association will influence their purchase of the product.

    Basic advertising, really.

  11. Profile photo of Morguebabe
    Morguebabe Female 18-29
    1340 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:50 pm
    I was with you up to the end. I won`t associate sexy with A & F - their clothes suck.
  12. Profile photo of Joe0810Zep
    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:54 pm
    Did that magazine ever get sent out? Because alot of kids have subscriptions.
  13. Profile photo of LilCookie
    LilCookie Female 18-29
    515 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:56 pm
    Hmm.. the pictures aren`t working on my computer.
  14. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:58 pm
    That`s the theory. Just because it doesn`t work with you doesn`t mean it won`t work with others.

    The pictures are very well done, I`ll give them that. I`ve never once bought anything from A&F because I think it`s horridly overpriced and I don`t even like the clothing.

    They are targetting my age group, yes. I`m drawn to the pictures, yes. Therefore, in THEORY I`ll buy the product. And I`m sure that plenty of people will.

  15. Profile photo of evilloner14
    evilloner14 Female 13-17
    464 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:59 pm
    Nothing special. The models aren`t even that pretty.
  16. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:59 pm
    Joe- "It isn`t given away for free in Abercrombie & Fitch stores, nor is sent out to customers as a free mailing. The A&F Quarterly is available for purchase at A&F outlets (we paid $7 for our copy) or via subscription. In-store buyers are asked to produce ID to demonstrate they are are 18 or older, and the subscription card instructs readers to "Fill out this card and head to the nearest A&F store with a valid photo ID" in order to subscribe."
  17. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 4:00 pm
    Pretty or not. It`s still sexy. It`s still sensual. It`s still implying sexual behavior. Sex sells. You`ve heard that a million times. Why? Because it`s true.
  18. Profile photo of PrincessXTC
    PrincessXTC Female 18-29
    255 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 4:05 pm
    *looks around for clothes within the pictures* I`m a little lost on how this advertises clothing...

    For a soft-core porn mag, its pretty nice

  19. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 4:06 pm
    Princess- I`ve already explained that. Did you not read the thread?
  20. Profile photo of PrincessXTC
    PrincessXTC Female 18-29
    255 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 4:17 pm
    Nope, I can honestly say I didn`t.
  21. Profile photo of PrincessXTC
    PrincessXTC Female 18-29
    255 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 4:17 pm
    Nice to know that we think the same though....
  22. Profile photo of TurtleTurtle
    TurtleTurtle Female 18-29
    440 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 6:13 pm
    I think the whole company is perverted.
  23. Profile photo of Morguebabe
    Morguebabe Female 18-29
    1340 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 6:16 pm
    how is this allowed to be linked btw/
  24. Profile photo of PrincessXTC
    PrincessXTC Female 18-29
    255 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 6:18 pm
    Cuz Buddy said so
  25. Profile photo of RaynDrop
    RaynDrop Female 18-29
    665 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:15 pm
    That, and he did add a warning, I`ll give him that.
  26. Profile photo of RaynDrop
    RaynDrop Female 18-29
    665 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:19 pm
    ...That`s some advertising.
  27. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:20 pm
    I did give a warning, geez.

    Also, an interesting thing to consider is topless women appear in Vogue and Cosmo magazines all the time. I think that`s what A&F was thinking, but they kind of take it to the next level. And the main customers of A&F are kids.

  28. Profile photo of Joe0810Zep
    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:22 pm
    Well at our malls they have an A&F and a A&F Kids. So they probably only show this stuff in the mature A&F.
  29. Profile photo of Morguebabe
    Morguebabe Female 18-29
    1340 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 8:30 pm
    I think the difference is cosmo and vouge are for women... not kids.
  30. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 8:46 pm
    What constitutes a "kid" nowadays anyway? )-|
  31. Profile photo of Joe0810Zep
    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 8:49 pm
    At the kids store they have pictures of TEENS with their shirts off, but no nipples. And they sell small clothes.
  32. Profile photo of Matt2006
    Matt2006 Male 18-29
    38 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 9:51 pm
    I agree with everything you said, rusted, but I`ll never get it. Not once have I looked at A&F`s pictures and thought "You know what? I think I`m going to go waste 50 bucks on a crappy pair of swim shorts today."
  33. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 10:49 pm
    I must confess I like their clothes, however I have never owned any as they are a bit too expensive. I can get similar at Old Navy for much less money.
  34. Profile photo of molls9486
    molls9486 Female 18-29
    392 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 11:08 pm
    Ihave to admit I like a lot of thier clothes too. I see something someone is wearing that I like, and then am very surprised its A&F.
  35. Profile photo of Joe0810Zep
    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 11:09 pm
    Nothing is wrong with their clothes. Infact, I think they are very smart for advertising nudity. Maybe if they lower their prices a bit.
  36. Profile photo of molls9486
    molls9486 Female 18-29
    392 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 11:10 pm
    But I wouldn`t wear A&F clothes 10 becuase they are expensive and 2) because I don`t want to be associated with rich bitches, thats what it represents in my town.
  37. Profile photo of rustedpurity
    rustedpurity Female 18-29
    405 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 11:31 pm
    "I agree with everything you said, rusted, but I`ll never get it. Not once have I looked at A&F`s pictures and thought "You know what? I think I`m going to go waste 50 bucks on a crappy pair of swim shorts today.""

    People want to be sexy. People want to be intimate with someone else. People want to be young. People want sex. Associating that want for the above with an item is good. Whether people directly associate their need for sex or they only indirectly associate it, is not the problem of the company. Their only problem is that people BUY it..

  38. Profile photo of jnco_hippie
    jnco_hippie Male 18-29
    40 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 1:26 am
    I actually, think that, it is art. artistic nudity is a far cry different from "erotic nudity". I think that the photograper did a wonderful job of capturing the moment. Even if ther reason for the pic is not clear, you have to admit, they are very well thought photos, with good quality, and setting.
  39. Profile photo of Rodeo-Rosie
    Rodeo-Rosie Female 18-29
    175 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 8:07 am
    No way, is this for real?
  40. Profile photo of ragamuffin
    ragamuffin Female 18-29
    135 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 9:05 am
    erotic nudity isn`t art? )-|


    ooooooooohhhhhhhh, it`s on, dude. 8-)

  41. Profile photo of ichabod00x
    ichabod00x Male 18-29
    183 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 5:31 pm
    i have to agree that its silly... some of them don`t have a stitch of clothing on. associating a bunch of naked people with abercrombie and fitch... yes it does work, and they are smart for doing that. this is, however, a testament to the inherent sheep culture of the masses. its annoying that the majority of people will go "hey naked is sexy. i like sexy. this is in an AF catalog. therefore, i like AF." sheep.
  42. Profile photo of ichabod00x
    ichabod00x Male 18-29
    183 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 5:33 pm
    not to mention the situations these kids are in are extremely unrealistic
  43. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 6:37 pm
    I finally looked at the catalog, and all I can say is HOLY CRAP! Someone brought a camera that day? Yes, that`s me and my friends playing in the ol` swimming hole. I had no idea someone was going to take pictures. How embarrassing!
  44. Profile photo of prez1985
    prez1985 Female 18-29
    127 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 7:00 pm
    ^hehe. I can`t believe that is real. I`m a bit shocked.
  45. Profile photo of Bracchion
    Bracchion Male 18-29
    4 posts
    December 17, 2003 at 7:22 pm
    As much as I despise Abercronie and Felch, I have to give a nod to their marketing genius. They are giving their target audience (the American middle-class youth) exactly what it wants: vapid, pointless sexuality; vapid pointless controversey; and something for the moral majority to scream about so all the little clones can run out and buy this crap in the mistaken belief that they are somehow bucking the system.

    It`s the best way to sell any product, regardless of what it is or how stupid and useless it is. Marylin Manson did it, just about every dips#it "punk" band on MTV does it, television does it. I`m suprised it took Felch this long to jump on the bandwagon.

  46. Profile photo of MrDeltoid
    MrDeltoid Female 18-29
    102 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 9:29 am
    that was a bit of a dumb move.

    i guess somehow it makes them more edgy or "hard core" (no pun, please) but it just seems like they tried too hard

  47. Profile photo of ohlefty
    ohlefty Female 18-29
    49 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 9:46 am
    One of many, many, many reasons to not shop at Abercrombie.
  48. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 10:41 am
    When I met you I said my name was Rich, you look like a girl from Abercrombie & Fitch!

    Am I totally uncool because I love Abercrombie? There, The Limited and the Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic trio are pretty much all I shop at ... where else is there that has super cute stuff? :-?

  49. Profile photo of ragamuffin
    ragamuffin Female 18-29
    135 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 11:58 am
    for me it`s not that i don`t like the look of their clothes necessarily. it`s that i don`t think they`re anywhere near cute enough to cost as much as they do.
  50. Profile photo of donnaB
    donnaB Female 13-17
    34 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 2:28 pm
    God they`d be freezing! What if they get a cold? ;-)
  51. Profile photo of ambenn122
    ambenn122 Female 18-29
    89 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 4:35 pm
    I saw all the nipples. But damn, wish there was some penis in there! :-)
  52. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    December 18, 2003 at 8:42 pm
    They are a tad on the expensive side, but it`s not too bad - Old Navy makes up for that ;-)
  53. Profile photo of bored247
    bored247 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    December 23, 2003 at 11:50 pm
    Wow. i cant even believe they put this in here soo much porn, and htey advertise this for kids???
  54. Profile photo of YoSassy
    YoSassy Female 18-29
    486 posts
    February 13, 2004 at 11:20 am
    You`re just going to get spam deleted. This is spam.
  55. Profile photo of YoSassy
    YoSassy Female 18-29
    486 posts
    February 13, 2004 at 11:36 am
    Thank you, mods.
  56. Profile photo of Queen_Kissy
    Queen_Kissy Female 18-29
    63 posts
    February 14, 2004 at 7:29 pm
    haha. probably the most useful thing A&F ever put out. It doesn`t cost $80, you can easily claim it`s just a catalogue when your mom finds it, and you can peruse online without getting a headache from the irritating music they blast through the p.a. in the store to brainwash customers. excellent.
  57. Profile photo of Envethis
    Envethis Female 18-29
    76 posts
    March 1, 2004 at 8:59 pm
    (too lazy to look through)
    but what`s the point in a clothes catalogue if the models are half-naked?
  58. Profile photo of Ria_airam
    Ria_airam Female 18-29
    165 posts
    March 2, 2004 at 6:49 pm
    The cover actually says "group sex"
    some of those just give me the creeps.
  59. Profile photo of aert
    aert Male 13-17
    67 posts
    July 17, 2004 at 10:03 pm
    DONT COMPLAIN!!! THIS IS GOOD STUFF!!! GOOD STUFF!!!!!!!!
  60. Profile photo of greenandblue
    greenandblue Female 18-29
    45 posts
    July 17, 2004 at 10:30 pm
    ^haha *shakes head*


    Remember people, this is the same company that tried marketing thong underwear to the 4-7 year olds too.. You can still find some of them on eBay, they (of course) stopped making them though.

  61. Profile photo of zombie
    zombie Female 18-29
    142 posts
    July 17, 2004 at 10:52 pm
    What a pile of sh*t.
  62. Profile photo of otakini
    otakini Male 13-17
    9 posts
    April 13, 2005 at 4:33 pm
    weird advertising
  63. Profile photo of MorPhuS
    MorPhuS Male 13-17
    82 posts
    April 29, 2005 at 9:47 pm
    thats pretty gay buddy
  64. Profile photo of Sleepy_Cat
    Sleepy_Cat Female 13-17
    279 posts
    April 29, 2005 at 10:22 pm
    Hey, I think I saw a black person!
  65. Profile photo of kic90army
    kic90army Female 13-17
    207 posts
    October 5, 2005 at 9:32 pm
    thats really pointless!
  66. Profile photo of johnahue42
    johnahue42 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    January 18, 2006 at 6:04 pm
    First, this isn`t a catalog, it was a quarterly magazing produced to express the "lifestyle" of Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Second, it`s not marketed to "kids," it`s marketed to college students. A&F Co. made Hollister to appeal to the teenage group.

  67. Profile photo of pysco_chick
    pysco_chick Female 13-17
    220 posts
    January 18, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    The Victoria`s secret catalogue has less nudity than that.
  68. Profile photo of Cindy_
    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    January 18, 2006 at 7:06 pm
    Woah. That`s really unnecessary.
  69. Profile photo of Cindy_
    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    January 18, 2006 at 7:06 pm
    On 12/18/2003 4:35:47 PM ambenn122 wrote: I saw all the nipples. But damn, wish there was some penis in there! :-)
    Amen, sister.
  70. Profile photo of 42467
    42467 Male 18-29
    745 posts
    September 9, 2006 at 1:18 am
    hello.

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