Abercrombie & Fitch got its start in 1892 as a sporting goods store, selling outdoorsmen-type things like guns, knives, equipment, and other manly wares. Obviously, a lot happened between then and now because the Abercrombie you know sells sexy sweatpants for teens and smells like the golden tan of a 19-year-old lifeguard. But, in certain ways, Abercrombie still sells the same concepts. Here a look at then vs. now. (And, fine, "now" meaning the famous A&F Quarterlies of the 2000s.)
1. Camping gear.
2. Adventuring gear.
4. Christmas gifts for youngsters.
6. Sporting goods.
A&F Quarterly scans via VFILES.