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Abercrombie & Fitch (Corporate) Employees Not Supposed to Wear Black Ever

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Abercrombie & Fitch is best known for for its hypersexed ad campaigns and idiosyncratic corporate practices, all under the direction of longtime CEO Mike Jeffries.

A quick overview of the retailer's various controversies (many via this handy slideshow):

The youth brand's latest offense: Jefferies reportedly hates black clothing so much that the corporate culture at the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio discourages employees from wearing black to work. 

"It even applies to coats in the winter," an anonymous employee told Business Insider.

After being tipped off to the story, BI reached out to Abercrombie for a statement. 

"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. We have nothing against black clothing and feel it is perfectly appropriate for things like tuxedos."

One of my greatest fears about having kids one day is that they'll want to wear Abercrombie.

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*Kidding, that was weird and wonderful. 

**See what I did there?