Leading Off (8/27/08)

1. Some local employees of Abercrombie & Fitch are complaining that they’ve been discriminated against based on their looks. Those who aren’t hot enough have allegedly been banished to the back of the store, to fold clothes. Here’s the thing, though: Abercrombie calls its salespeople “models,” which would seem to give management the leeway to make such personnel moves. Note to all D Magazine editor models: meet in my office at 9 a.m. sharp. Please do your utmost to exude “sexy, effortless style.”

2. Shawn Williams is just like Eric Celeste. He’s a Dallas blogger covering the DNC. Good-looking guy. Shaved head. Well-spoken. Abercrombie hot. Oh, except there is just one difference: Williams has a freaking press credential.

3. I still don’t understand why DART was in the jewelry business. Anyway, no one who works for the agency has been fired over the bling imbroglio. There’s another Abercrombie joke to make here, but if I don’t wake up my kids and feed them, they’ll be late for school.


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14 responses to “Leading Off (8/27/08)”

  1. Worked their before.. says:

    You guys should find out what they do when the VP or the president of the company is coming to the store for their “tours”… it is alot worse than what they described on that news site.

    Also I was part of a class action lawsuit against them for telling me what to wear. The law considers that a uniform and it was state law to give your employees uniforms.

    The place is a joke. The problem is they love this type of press.

  2. Shawn is my homie. We were in a pool for DNC press creds back in May…I was wondering how you were going to get creds in August.

  3. Spamboy says:

    At our office, we call the sales folk “hoes”.

  4. Frito Pie says:

    Spamboy must be in pharmaceutical sales, cause that seems to be the only requirement for the ones that drop by our office.

  5. Daniel says:

    When Abercrombie says
    we are the master race

    We Heil! Heil!
    In Abercrombie’s face.

  6. Trey Garrison says:

    The A&F catalog looks like the kind of gay porn Hermann Göring kept stashed away. NTTAWWT. Unless there is.

  7. James says:

    @ Spamboy – Call ’em what you want…..they all make more money than you.

  8. Jay says:

    @ Trey

    Does Hermann ask you to call him Uncle Bob too?

  9. Patrick says:

    Abercrombie = douchebags! The guy who stands in the door at the Abercrombie store with his shirt off has to feel like a total tool!

  10. Peterk says:

    I always love it when the younger generation complains about what their employer wants them to do. I didn’t notice any guns being held to their heads when they filled out the application process. Why file a lawsuit if you don’t like the workplace rules. just quit and get a better job.

  11. Thumbelina Low says:

    Trey seems really obsessed with this gay porn issue. He is such a darling. How could you not love him?

  12. Daniel says:


    They’re not filing suit. Their employer was collectively a d*ckhead, and they used the media to shame “him.” Free speech — remember? Thought you were fer it.

  13. Spamboy says:

    @James Indeed — my life is a never-ending string of being Chris-Chris-ed.

  14. LakeWWWooder says:

    Can they still get into The Beautiful Room?