The chief executive of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is known for his exacting attention to detail. That apparently extends to how toilet paper should be folded and what underwear his staff wears.
Those tidbits are included in a manual spanning more than 40 pages included as part of an age discrimination lawsuit filed by former company pilot Michael Bustin. The 55-year-old is accusing the clothier of firing him to make way for a youthful pilot that matches the company's brand.
But it is the retailer's "Aircraft Standards" manual that is getting the most attention.
The manual, first reported by Bloomberg News, reveals the exacting and often strange standards dictated by Chief Executive Michael Jeffries.
Male crew working on the company Gulfstream jet, for example, are required to wear Abercrombie boxer briefs, flip-flops and a spray of the retailer's cologne. Servers have to sport white gloves to lay a table and black gloves to move silverware. The song "Take Me Home" must be played when passengers board the plane -- but only on return flights home. And the chief executive's dogs -- identified by name in the instructions as Sammy, Ruby and Trouble -- are to be seated in different configurations depending on which of the three are flying.