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Abercrombie's Holiday Sex Club is Perky and Waiting for You


Along with the many promotional emails Towleroad receives the week before Black Friday came one from Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister noting that this year they are stocking stores with more "iconic shirtless greeters" than ever, who will be "ready to PARTY with shoppers" starting at midnight on Friday. These shots were sent along by their publicist from a Monday morning event advertising the upcoming holiday bargains.

No body hair specials this year either.

Hollister greeters, AFTER THE JUMP...



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  1. Funny....I didn't even notice that there was no diversity amongst the men. And I generally go for a little color.

    In any case, all I could think about was that these poor young men have probably never known the gloriousness of a hearty, succulent cheeseburger passing their lips and filling them up inside.

    Posted by: Joe | Nov 23, 2011 10:08:05 AM

  2. @zlick - why should they be inclusive? because these companies are trying to get everybody's money. they're not just selling to one particular group of people. yes, their clothing might specifically be for the cute, young-seeming (i.e, smooth) and in-shape but you have east asian guys, black guys, latino guys, south asian guys, middle eastern guys, mediterranean guys, as well as your run-of-the-mill white, northern european guys, who are cute, young-seeming (i.e, smooth) and in-shape. if these companies are taking money from these other groups of people, these other groups of people should be included in the promotionals as well. 'white' is not the default skin colour anymore.

    Posted by: raphinou | Nov 23, 2011 10:08:11 AM

  3. I don't see what's wrong with commenting (negatively) on a commercial enterprise. I've personally gotten real tired of the way-too-perfect types who are supposed to set our hearts aflutter.

    Posted by: Butch | Nov 23, 2011 10:11:23 AM

  4. Just to point out, there are at least 8 black guys in the bottom photo, which is a higher percentage than the population at large in the US.

    The appeal of A&F completely escapes me. I guess that they're suppose to look like handsome young college guys, but that's not what they look like -- they look like gay porn models.

    Posted by: PaulR | Nov 23, 2011 10:14:23 AM

  5. I like the A7F boys...amongst others. No reason to dislike someone for being anone shape of colour or another. Some guys just don't have hairy chests. On the other handm, the guy who runs the company is a FREAKY person with the strangest, quasi-fascist obsessions and a complete inability to accept that he's 61: he looks like a melting waxwork of Gary Busey: check out the article: it's fascinating: http://www.salon.com/2006/01/24/jeffries/

    Posted by: Steerpike | Nov 23, 2011 10:21:00 AM

  6. There are a couple of African-American guys in both pictures, but the lighting makes them all look the same. If you enlarge them you can see.

    Posted by: JT | Nov 23, 2011 10:25:28 AM

  7. There are black and asian guys in both photos. It's kind of like finding Waldo. They are all pushed to the back and hidden behind the sea of ivory white skin.

    Posted by: Ian | Nov 23, 2011 10:27:54 AM

  8. Is it just me or have I seen hotter guys in porn recently? I guess these guys are a couple lost gigs away from being in porn.

    Posted by: MKe | Nov 23, 2011 10:28:11 AM

  9. Please, so much negativity. I think they look great.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 23, 2011 10:30:07 AM

  10. I don't understand how any red blooded gay boy can look at these guys and not appreciate the beauty.

    They could certainly be a lot more diverse but they are no less attractive because they all look the same.

    Shirtless happy men are a good thing.

    Posted by: chad | Nov 23, 2011 10:30:39 AM

  11. Actually their models are usually more attractive. Sure, all these guys have nice (homogeneous) bodies, but with a few exceptions their faces are nothing special.

    Maybe I'm just saying that because both shots seem so, umm, gay, and aren't even trying to sell clothing. And I'm really tired of guys above a certain age wearing A&F clothing and hoping it makes them look young. Do they have different PR packets for different demographics?

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 23, 2011 10:51:51 AM

  12. LOL, Joe! Srsly? If these bodies cause you to comment on their alleged undernourishment, all I can say is, "Damn...what is your BMI?"

    Posted by: redball | Nov 23, 2011 11:03:38 AM

  13. Anyone else getting a flat chested lesbian vibe from these pix?

    Posted by: ggreen | Nov 23, 2011 11:18:53 AM

  14. a year or two ago the Sarasota newspaper ran an interview with a local lad who became an Aberzombie catalog model and got shipped up to NYC to put on display in the flagship 5th Avenue store. He had to chose his words carefully, but essentially he hated it. Working in just jeans and flip flops made him feel cheap and ridiculous. Constant objectification working as a greeter, and a model, hurt his self esteem.

    I feel sorry for these guys. It's a rotten way to earn a living or tuition.

    Posted by: eric | Nov 23, 2011 11:20:10 AM

  15. A&F where white people go.

    Posted by: Brandon | Nov 23, 2011 11:21:41 AM

  16. I don't like A+F. When I go shopping for clothes I don't want to be aroused thanks. If I want to be aroused, I'll watch porn or go some place where I can pick a guy up.

    Also, when I shop for clothes, I don't want to feel bad about my body. I'm considered good-looking but do not have a 6 pack body and am a little older than these guys. Normally, I have a good self-image, but A+F makes me depressed about my body. So I avoid it.

    So thanks A+F, but I don't want to be made to feel aroused and/or bad about my body when I'm making decisions to spend money on clothes. You lose because of your cheap tricks to manipulate me. I'll spend my hard-earned dollars elsewhere and urge everyone else to do the same.

    Posted by: Keithy | Nov 23, 2011 11:42:12 AM

  17. Another White Christmas for Peter Pan queens who refuse to acknowledge their age when the rainbow is enuf

    Posted by: Roast Beef | Nov 23, 2011 11:59:11 AM

  18. abercrombie is a clothing line for young brats who still suck up to the white heterosexual population.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 23, 2011 12:10:37 PM

  19. So, it's chicken instead of turkey. Not a bad trade.

    There's plenty of real men photos elsewhere on the internet.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 23, 2011 12:18:57 PM

  20. Does anyone actually shop Abercrombie or Hollister anymore. Hello, that's sooooo aught years - the first decade.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Nov 23, 2011 1:03:11 PM

  21. Thankfully this awful body (and facial) hair trend from the last few years has reversed and American men are learning how to properly groom!

    Posted by: GOD | Nov 23, 2011 2:03:58 PM

  22. Very hot guys I would shop if they all help me try stuff on

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 23, 2011 2:08:12 PM

  23. GIVE ME A room full of SKINNY TATTED east village/BK gay and i'd be there in a heartbeat...

    Posted by: david | Nov 23, 2011 2:34:13 PM

  24. Hairless twinks....YAWN. Give me a husky, hairy, he-man BEAR any day.

    Posted by: Carl | Nov 23, 2011 3:00:43 PM

  25. Like Joe, I don't tend to notice people's race, either. But when I stop to look at it after the comments, my thought is this:
    If a commenter doesn't travel much and lives in Duluth, he may wonder why there's such a lack of blonds; if he lives in Detroit, he may think there are fewer black guys than he's used to; and if he's never left Honolulu, he might wonder where all the Asians are at.
    The Hollister photo looks to me like, ethnically-speaking, it's pretty proportionate to the make-up of the USA as a whole.
    I could understand far more clearly why someone would say the group is not diverse in regards to age (100% of them appear to be within a tiny range of about four years of each other) or body type (They're all of similar height and weight and could easily pass as a college volleyball team.
    OTOH, not every retailer is aiming to sell to every type of person. This is obviously appealing to a metrosexual, hairless, athletic frat boy type.
    I've never seen the shirtless greeter thing (and it did get my attention). But I do need some new jeans, so yeah, I'll be stopping in on Black Friday.

    Posted by: Gregv | Nov 23, 2011 3:53:33 PM

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