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A&F Quarterly Back With More Male Nudity

A&F Quarterly Back With More Male Nudity — Love It or Leave It?

I haven't thought about Abercrombie & Fitch since my teen days, but the prep-meets-sex store is back in the news for resurrecting the racy A&F Quarterly. It always made total sense and no sense at all that the store's seminude magazine could sell clothes. Hoping the book of skin could work some magic again, the shop released the magazine in stores last weekend, and it's featuring more naked men than women.

Huffington Post has a tally: 15 bare male behinds, compared to six female; nine bare female chests compared to every man's chest; 16 (nearly) full-frontal shots for the guys, compared to eight from the ladies. Obviously they're trying to appeal to customers who prefer men. Would you give it a peek?

Girl101 Girl101 7 years
Well I would not buy a catalog from any store, but I do applaud the more tasteful nudity and would happily look at it if I didn't have to purchase some companies advertisement. I also would echo the comments about nudity verses violence. I never have understood why our society is so repulsed by something as beautiful as the nude human body. Of course, there is a difference between tasteful or natural nudity and porn, and I haven't seen this catalog but I would hope it is tasteful or natural celebrating the natural beauty of the human body both male and female.
danaruth danaruth 7 years
So you want to charge $10 for a clothing catalog that doesn't even feature the clothing for sale because it's just showing the nude models? What a rip-off! Talk about the Emperor's New Clothing - now we know where he bought it.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
^ I would say this is very true (the American phenomenon). For a developed country, we have this ridiculous Puritan mindset about nudity and sexuality/sensuality. But, as shameful as the human form in its natural state is, it's sure alright to blow it to bits on film!
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
I agree SKG, it is kind of crazy. Why is killing and gore more acceptable than showing the human form? I would say that this is a predominantly American phenomenon though; in Europe they seem to censor violence more than nudity and sex.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
It seems weird to pay for a catalogue, even if there is some semi-full-frontal
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
I'm for it. Like Spacekatgal said, we need more non-trashy nudity. I also appreciate that AF is not discriminating and is showing just as much, if not more, male nudity compared to female. Girls appreciate beauty and sex appeal too. It's time that more companies take women seriously and cater to that.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Adverts for a store with discriminatory practices and crappy over-priced clothing? Pass.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
It's odd that they can give this away in stores.
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