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Memories Of Abercrombie & Fitch – And Beyond

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By 1935, the A&F catalog had shrunk to 138 pages, but even with the country still suffering from The Great Depression, the company continued to offer top-of-the-line sporting equipment, including rifles made by Griffin & Howe, which had become a part of Abercrombie & Fitch.

Does anyone remember the old Abercrombie & Fitch Company, back when it reflected the original 1892 vision of David T. Abercrombie and later, Ezra Fitch? When, as an upscale sporting goods store throughout the 20th century, Abercrombie & Fitch sold things like plaid shirts, leather boots, fishing creels, hunting knives and guns? Well, not to date myself, but I do. Therefore, I had a bit of a culture shock about twenty years ago when I innocently stepped inside a “new” Abercrombie & Fitch store that had just opened in my nearby mall, expecting to find something that I did not. Continue reading Memories Of Abercrombie & Fitch – And Beyond

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