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Abercrombie's nutso corporate guidelines have been well-documented. There's the employee style guide with precision details on pant rolling and sagging. The creepy underwear requirements for C.E.O. Michael Jeffries' private jet. And now, some thoughts on the color black.
A representative from the company has confirmed to Business Insider that the brand has banned the color (the non-color?) from the brand's clothing and encourages employees to refrain from wearing it under all circumstances.
"Abercrombie & Fitch does not sell black clothing and discourages wearing it at our home office and in our stores, because we are a casual lifestyle brand and feel black clothing is formal," the rep wrote.
Well, almost all circumstances:
"We have nothing against black clothing and feel it is perfectly appropriate for things like tuxedos."
Apparently, this is another one of Jeffries' infamously idiosyncratic regulations. "Management will tell people that Mike hates the color, and so we're not supposed to wear it to work," an anonymous employee told BI. "It even applies to coats in the winter."
And you were mad 'cause you're not allowed to wear flip flops on summer Fridays.
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