Shirts? No Service.
For our latest mission, 111 men of all shapes and sizes shopped shirtless in the Abercrombie and Fitch store on 5th Avenue here in New York.
Agent Nguyen came up with the idea for this mission when he noticed the 5th Avenue Abercrombie and Fitch store had a shirtless male model greeting all customers as they enter. Upon further examination, we discovered the model is only one aspect of the store’s celebration of the shirtless male.
There are photographs all over the store of bare-chested men, both on the wall and on the products themselves.
There’s even a four-story tall mural of shirtless men working on boats.
To top it all, in the basement of the store, there’s a six-foot tall bronze statue of a shirtless man.
This is utterly hilarious, and I have to rank it even higher than either the Best Buy mission, or slo-mo Home Depot, the only other ones I’m aware of. I’ll have to check their site to see what other mobs and scenes they’ve come up with.
The pictures and video are great, but I’m still cracking up over the mural and statue. I mean who looked at the store and said, “Hm, I like it, but can we have a touch more homoeroticism?” — “We’ve got a bronze statue on order, sir.” — “Perfect!”