magalogues

Even After All These Years, A&F Quarterly Is Still Embracing Its Softcore Smut Image

It’s great to see Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, the retailer’s “catalog” resurrected after seven years of caving to puritan parents, return to its roots: Showing off the bare asses of white men who exist somewhere between twink and muscle jock.

Just like old times, A&F Quarterly featured more male nudity than female, according to the brave devils at Shophound who flipped through each page. There were 15 bare men’s asses to six women’s, and 16 displays of “nearly full front nudity” for men compared to just eight for women.

Men and women across America were able to reserve a copy of the magalogue on Saturday before they were available for general purchase. And if your local, shirtless gent-greeting shop hasn’t run out, you’ll be treated to “the book’s ‘A&F Screen Test’ theme [that] includes two separate photo sequences of guys either cuddling or wrestling depending on your level of denial —one pair clad in jeans and another wearing only the aforementioned large black dot. Also, there is a three-page Female-Male-Female threesome story, and two pages featuring a couple of fully clothed chicks making out —for equal time, we suppose.”