That was a year-and-a-half after Salon published this story about Michael Jeffries, the freakish and deluded owner of A&F, in which he made the infamous statements that are making the rounds on Facebook again this week:
|For a blond surfer boy type, not a wrinkle on him. Cool, huh?|
He was 61 when this shot was taken....
|Bleached blond and sprayed tan. Even cooler!|
Not convinced the guy's a shallow hot mess? Read this.
I guess my poor little town didn't have enough cool kids to keep A&F in business back in 2007. Or, maybe people over Size 10 kept insisting on shopping there, who knows? Some mourned the loss of the store as a huge loss for Downtown Lawrence. Not me. I was glad to see it go.
The old adage always seems to prove true, especially with studied coolness: Less is more.