Anyone who’s been to Abercrombie & Fitch in the last few years has probably noticed that they don’t carry XL or XXL sizes of women’s clothing because they don’t want overweight women wearing their brand.A&F CEO Mike Jeffries explained it this way:
According to this popular teen clothing retailer, fat chicks will just never be a part of the “in” crowd.
“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.In case you're wondering, this policy only applies to women. The article points out that A&F carries XL and XXL for men "to appeal to large athletes."
Lately I've been spending some time enjoying the long musical career of Janis Ian. This kind of shit reminds me that some things haven't changed in 40 years.