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Kurt Cobain--the subject of a new documentary Montages of Heck opening today and on HBO May 4th--who continues to fascinate us. We can't help but wonder if dressed in a striped tee, patched jeans, and red plastic women's shades (while holding a baby bottle) helped make this the most stylish day ever.
A shot from future marketing efforts. Photo: Abercrombie & Fitch
We won't even make a joke about the shirtlessness of the Abercrombie & Fitch store experience because they've all been made. And frankly, you know exactly what it's like in there. But things are about to get a shakeup. This morning, the retail chain announced some new measures that will change to their stores, associates, and marketing. These changes are the latest in their bid to restructure, and really shouldn't come as a shock to anybody. Here's a look into the Abercrombie & Fitch of the future.
First and foremost, we're happy to report that your nostrils will no longer be assaulted upon entry into a club-like space. The memo sent out highlights an improved sensory experience that will "adjust scent, lighting, music, and trees to ensure a more pleasurable shopping experience." (The proliferation of trees is very frustrating).
Of course, Abercrombie is only as good as the kids that worked there from your high school. But that A-team crowd is going to get a healthy dose of reality. In a very direct manner, they addressed their long history of hiring pretty people only: "Store associates will not be hired based on body type or physical attractiveness," and "store associates' titles will change from 'Model' to 'Brand Representative." We're glad to hear it. Telling a high school kid that they have the same job title as Cara Delevingne isn't a good idea.
Furthermore, by the end of July, the softcore marketing will be done, gone, and finished. "There will no longer be sexualized marketing used in marketing materials including, in-store photos, gift cards, and shopping bags." If you think about it, this is a monumental change for the brand, which has been in need of one. It's been their bread and butter for so long, and we can hardly remember the last time we hit a mall without seeing packs of teenagers carrying bags emblazoned with disembodied abs. Dorm rooms across the country will be forever changed! And last but not least, the actual half-naked people will become not-naked people: "A&F will no longer use shirtless lifeguards for store openings and events." The future is upon us.
Up-to-the-minute timepiece style from GQ's watch editor Ted Stafford
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Warmer temps bring many wardrobe conundrums and one of the most unsung is button strategy. While you may think you look great letting loose a few buttons, you might just be high on sunshine. So how do you play it? We asked some of the most stylish women we know for advice.
The results were pretty unanimous. "I mean, it depends upon the guy, what kind of shape he's in and where he's wearing it, doesn't it? That being said, more than two buttons open is never acceptable," said Mimi Fukuyoshi, vice president and director of men's merchandise of sportswear and shoes at Bergdorf Goodman. That's a fair point, as a lot of this comes to down to how your roll with it. That sentiment was echoed by Lucky's Maura Brannigan, at least for evening. "If it's daytime, though, and you're doing something like buying 409 at Target, I'd recommend sticking to the one-button rule. Three buttons, though? Almost never, unless you're on a boat, perhaps, and it's 100 degrees. Or you're James Bond." An interesting distinction for one vs. two buttons, but a clear denial of the three. Certainly all of this also depends on what you're showing off underneath that shirt. For that, Lauren Sherman, Fashionista editor-at-large has some words, "I think that one or two unbuttoned buttons is fine, and I'd rather see chest hair than a waxed chest. But more than that looks silly." If you're ever on the fence, you can rest easy and just go with one button undone, "one button open seems to be the safest route," according to Yahoo Style's Britt Aboutaleb.
The wise women of fashion have spoken. Never go south of two buttons, and play it safe with one (if you have to).