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Thursday, October 18, 2007

111 Shirtless Men Storm A&F Store

posted by on October 18 at 13:02 PM

This is hilarious…

More info here. Via Sullivan.

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Sub par.

Posted by Bad Day | October 18, 2007 1:06 PM

Abercrombie & Fascists it should be. I've never bought anything from them.

Posted by Lloyd Cooney | October 18, 2007 1:12 PM

Mildly amusing at best

Posted by Lake | October 18, 2007 1:14 PM

its the closest I can come to porn with big brother IT department! Thanks I needed a shirtless men fix!

Posted by NELBOT | October 18, 2007 1:15 PM


Posted by jameyb | October 18, 2007 1:21 PM

I laughed. Good, clean, fun, post, Dan.

Posted by Dee in SF | October 18, 2007 1:32 PM

Cute. See, fun stuff happens all the time in big cities.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 18, 2007 1:35 PM

My favorite Improv Everywhere skit has to be The Moebius, followed by Slo-Mo Home Depot

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | October 18, 2007 1:37 PM

Funny and hot. Man, you weren't joking when you said A&F was targeting gay men. I honestly have never been in any of their stores, so I had no idea it was THAT gay.

Posted by Gloria | October 18, 2007 1:40 PM

dan's spent too much time in airports lately...they seem to have crushed his comedic radar...not funny at all.

i think it might be a fantasy of dan's to make sweet love in an AF store...

Posted by michael strangeways | October 18, 2007 1:42 PM

How annoying. Thank god I wasn't there. I'd have been shooting dirty looks in every direction while frantically rushing to the exit.

Posted by Amelia | October 18, 2007 1:43 PM

Meh. Mildly amusing.

By the title, I was expecting more hotness. Maybe there were 111 shirtless guys, but only a handful of them were actually good looking.

Gloria @9, A&F is definitely targeting the gay audience. A few years ago some of their print ads were basically bisexual soft porn with guy/guy/girl groups. A&F is definitely gay, in a sort of repressed, frat boy, poseur kind of way.

Oh, and who the fuck pays $45 for a tee shirt?

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 18, 2007 1:52 PM

Not as funny as when they went to the Best Buy in blue polos and khakis, but still a good one. Any excuse for masses of half naked boys is a good thing.

Posted by John | October 18, 2007 1:54 PM


Their t-shirts suck. Big fabric letters, oh, how cool. Their woven casual dress shirts are awesome. And yes, I pay $80-100 for them. They'll last forever, and they feel great. And you get a cool bag with it.

There is something about the atmosphere @ A&F that makes me spend the money. I start bobbin' my head to the music, and the next thing I know, I'm buying shit I don't even need.

Clever, clever folks.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 18, 2007 1:55 PM

@12: That giant faux bronze statue just about killed me.

Posted by Gloria | October 18, 2007 1:59 PM

Thanks Mr. Poe,
you're what makes America great.

I hope you used your Visa card for the useless rags.

Posted by old timer | October 18, 2007 2:16 PM

I sure did. I hope you get cancer and die.

Posted by Bad Day | October 18, 2007 2:21 PM

Mr Poe is right about their woven casual shirts. I love them, have a dozen of them and they last forever and still feel GREAT. The only thing there that a 35 year old can get away with buying (that and their boxers)

Posted by Just Me | October 18, 2007 2:40 PM

Mr. Poe,
I hope you are having a better afternoon! It seems like your morning kind of sucked.
Go to Abercombi and buy yourself a shirt to cheer yourself up. If I lived near you I would take you there and buy you one but I'm very far away...

Posted by mj | October 18, 2007 2:55 PM

Last time I filmed my friend at a store on 5th Ave in NYC a woman immediately came up to me a protested in a nasally voice: "Excuse me SIR! We don't do that HERE!" I have never forgotten this line. They really don't like cameras there more than the shirtless men. 5th Ave thinks it's the East Coast version of Beverly Hills when they really is not.

The old woman at the end of the video it pretty funny when asked if some of them were good looking: "Some of them were and some them weren't"

Posted by Touring | October 18, 2007 3:01 PM

What was so funny? Might've worked if all of the guys were 400 pounds with hair on their backs.

But wow, you're right about that being the gayest looking store ever.

Posted by Jason Josephes | October 18, 2007 3:12 PM

Hmmmm... some of those guys were actually kinda tasty. :D

Other than that, the video wasn't that funny... people's reactions are always interesting though.

Posted by Phelix | October 18, 2007 3:24 PM

With all the "bears" we have in Seattle the Animal welfare folks would be called in to remove them before store security would. God help us.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 18, 2007 3:54 PM

Maybe its a case of "if its from Sullivan, it has to be great/funny/worthwhile"

or not.

Posted by patrick | October 18, 2007 6:00 PM

Maybe I'm just old, but most of the guys looked like A & F guys anyway.

Posted by Bauhaus | October 18, 2007 10:31 PM

I'd love to get an employee's account of the decision making process here.

Posted by butterw | October 19, 2007 9:56 AM

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