The Best Old-School Abercrombie Ads

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Lonneke Engel, 1999
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Penn Badgley, 2005
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Back-to-School Quarterly 2001
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Lonneke Engel, 1999
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Taylor Swift, 2003
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Sergey Demekhine by Bruce Weber, Summer 2008
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Olivia Wilde, 2004
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Miranda Kerr
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Jennifer Lawrence
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Guy Robinson by Bruce Weber, 2010
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Jake Cassar by Bruce Weber
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Marisa Miller
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Lonneke Engel by Bruce Weber
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By Bruce Weber
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Abercrombie & Fitch Christmas Quarterly 2003 By Bruce Weber
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Chad Cole, 2001
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Kyle and Lane Carlson by Bruce Weber, 2001
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Kyle and Lane Carlson, 2001
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Kevin Freed by Bruce Weber
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Kellan Lutz, 2004
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Justin Hopwood by Bruce Weber
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Heidi Klum, Christmas Quarterly 2002
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Heidi Klum, 2002
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Colin Blyther, Fall 2007
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Emma Roberts, 2005
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Chris Oprysk
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Brittany Bolton, 2007
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Brett Hollands, Fall 1997
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Brandon McKeehan & Chaise C., 2005
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Ashton Kutcher,1998
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Christmas Quarterly 1999
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Peter De Vries, Chris Finlay, Charlie Weber, & Jeremy Black, 1998
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Doutzen Kroes, 2004

If nothing else, Abercrombie knows how to market sex appeal. PR mishaps and their constant attempts to pass denim panties off as "shorts" aside, they do know how to print a good shopping bag. Do American teen girls (and surely some boys) even realize that they have authentic Bruce Webers hanging above their twin trundle beds?! And let's not forget that many a famous person has found early success through a sultry gaze while wearing (removing?) pelvic bone-grazing jeans. So, even if you’re not one to pop the collar of your moose- emblazoned polo, we can all appreciate the chiseled abs and coed lure of a selection of Abercrombie & Fitch’s finest ads through the years, can’t we? The black and white is quite sophisticated, no?

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  • CFH

    Forgot that their models were exclusively white.

  • http://www.wernerbeauty.com/ Teckie

    The A&F ads are some of the most recognizable for sure. How did I miss Miranda Kerr & J-Law? Must've been blinded by all the six-packs.

  • JenJen

    Those B&W shots of Brett Hollands always made me swoon! Here's another.

  • Isabel

    Need to credit Anna Christine Speckhart in picture 11. She is the most beautiful model, but she never gets recognition!

  • Uma

    Really, please do not give Abercrombie any more advertising space. Terrible company oversexualizing clothing and marginalizing people.

  • http://coocooforcoco.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    You should see their home office. They pump Fierce through the air vents and male models work at the front desk.

  • mara

    kellan lutz is so adorable! i swear the bikini miranda kerr is wearing is a VS one...? if not, they had one exactly like it... cause i have it. haha

  • Maggie

    One person that I can think of that transitioned from A&F model to actor is Colton Haynes from Teen Wolf. Oh yeah, and he just happens to be ridiculously good looking.

    • ITGElizabeth

      Omg, I love Teen Wolf. #Yes

  • http://www.cassieholmes.com Cassie Holmes

    Nice flashback!

  • adamalpha

    MAYBE boys???! Literally the closest thing to gay porn many of us could find in 2002.

  • Fabiana Pigna

    Nice model diversity...

  • SWF77

    I used to be a greeter! How naughties.

  • http://katsulia.tumblr.com/ Julia Katsu

    Wow. That's a lot of white people.

  • Julia

    Taylor Swift!! I was never aware that they had gotten celebrity models, this was interesting to scroll through!

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