More than 10 years ago when I visited the United States ( Iowa/Des Moines ) for the first time I got familiar with the Abercrombie & Fitch brand. Back in the days I didn't know anything about the brand, never heard about them or their hiring policy, models, bad publicity and whatnot. I just saw this fancy shop in the DSM mall and bought a few cloths of them. I really liked them, they where totally my style for some reason because I felt so comfy in them and nobody in my town had cloths of this brand which also was a plus. Especially the hoodies are comfy, made of solid/thick minimal two different materials, the jeans where always damn solid and had a good durability. I think I could run 2 or 3 years in A&F jeans without any problem while they only cost about 30,- more than the jeans I always bought from European brands/retailers and those never lasted longer than a single year before they went totally out of shape because of washing and drying. Because I liked their fashion so much I always searched for A&F stores when I visited North America after that first time because those cloths where very difficult to get in Europe and buying on eBay was 90% chance of buying fake gear straight out of China. A few months ago I went to Florida (Naples) for a few days and I noticed that some official A&F gear gets assembled or made in China. In the early days I never had any cloths labeled with Made in China. It always was, Guatemala, Cambodja, Mexico and all those countries more south I guess. Well first I didn't pay much attention to this fact because I knew I bought it from an official A&F store so it must be real gear but comparing the newer gear with older gear I bought I notice it feels less tick and often the cloths are made of 100% cotton or a single fabric while before it always was 60% - 40% to make it more stronger and increase the durability of the fashion a lot. Today I'm looking to oder online because they have a friendly shipping/import policy to European customers and I notice often they don't mention the fabric anymore at all + when you use the Zoom tool you can read the labels inside the hoodies and 98% of all the hoodies are made in China looks like it. Just curious what other people think of the A&F quality today compared to a few years ago? Do you guys buy at A&F and what are your opinions? Thanks.