David T. Abercrombie

David T. Abercrombie

David Thomas Abercrombie (June 6, 1867 – August 29, 1931) was the original founder of the company which later lent its name to the modern American lifestyle brand, Abercrombie & Fitch. A topographer and expert in the outdoors, Abercrombie opened the Company as New York's oufitter for the elite and later partnered up with co-founder Ezra Fitch – both men managed the Company through great years of success. After leaving the company, Abercrombie lived the remainder of his life in the Adirondacks with his family until his death.

Today, his company, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. remains as a prominent American clothing brand. His influence in the company remains strong even today and a brand in his name was released by the company in 1998 – abercrombie. More important, the company is frequently referenced as simply "Abercrombie".

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