David Thomas Abercrombie was the founder of the American lifestyle brand Abercrombie & Fitch. A topographer and expert in the outdoors, Abercrombie opened the Company as New York’s outfitter 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 California with his family until his death. Today, his company, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. remains as a prominent American clothing brand. A brand in his name was released by the company in 1998 – abercrombie.
|Born:||David Thomas Abercrombie, June 6, 1867, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Died:||August 29, 1931, Ossining, New York, U.S.|
|Known for:||Founder of Abercrombie & Fitch|
About David T. Abercrombie
Known for co-founding the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing retail chain with fellow businessman Ezra Fitch, he also served as vice president of sporting goods seller Baker, Murray & Imbrie.
After attending Baltimore City College, he was employed by the Norfolk & Western Railroad company as a topographer and civil engineer.
The original Abercrombie & Fitch store opened on Manhattan’s South Street in June of 1892.
He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, as the child of Elizabeth Daniel and John Abercrombie. He later fathered two daughters (Lucy and Elizabeth) and two sons (Abbott and David).
Screen actor Rick Malambri once modeled for David T. Abercrombie’s Abercrombie & Fitch brand.
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