An “aircraft standards manual” brought to light for a recent U.S. court case reveals 68 year-old Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries—the guy who took over 20 years ago and revamped the brand’s image into the shirtless, cologne-reeking, all-American hunk-fest it is today—enjoys surrounding himself in attractive, scantily-clad men, particularly when flying on the Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) Gulfstream G550 jet. This is not surprising at all!
Some of the demands outlined in the “aircraft standards manual”:
-Stewards come clean shaven in a uniform of Abercrombie polo shirts, boxer briefs, jeans, flip-flops and gloves
-Flight crew wear black for when handling silverware and white for laying the table
-Flight crew wear a “spritz” of the retailer’s cologne
-The crew play “Take Me Home” by Phil Collins over the intercom during takeoff for all home-bound flights
-Flight crew must not wear coats unless the temperature falls below 10 C (50F)
-When Michael, Matthew, or a guest make a request, the flight crew should respond by saying “No Problem, rather than “Sure” or, “Just a minute.”
The flight crew are not trained stewards but rather models from Cosmopolitan Management LLC, an agency that represents models and actors “‘with just the right look and personality’ for events and as personal assistants, according to its website,” writes Bloomberg.
Jeffries also casts his at-home staff from Cosmopolitan Management. Many of these rules apply to them as well.
The man likes what the man likes.
(Read the rest at Bloomberg)