Ezra Hasbrouck

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Ezra Hasbrouck was born in Coxsackie, New York back in 1865 to Roswell and Margaretta. Sorry but I don’t have any information other than shortly after his birth his mother died. He married Sarah in 1897. For a short time, he was a real estate developer in Kingston, New York. By all accounts he was restless and sitting behind a desk did not work for him.

What he did enjoy was the outdoors, fishing in the Catskills, climbing the Adirondacks were just a few things he enjoyed. When David opened a store, Ezra was one of his most devoted customers. In 1900, he bought a major share in that store. By 1907, David and Ezra did not get along so David sold the store to Ezra and as they say the rest is history. Any clue on who I am writing about yet? Ezra died in Santa Barbara, California in 1930, he was 64.

What you may not know about Ezra Hasbrouck Fitch is that when he partnered with David Abercrombie they opened Abercrombie & Fitch. Now you know the rest of the story.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I like some of the clothes sold in Abercrombie and Fitch... a nice relaxed look!!

Dec 30, 2019 03:42 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And now I know more about where my money went when my son was a teenager. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Dec 30, 2019 04:12 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

A & F have been around 4 ever !

Dec 30, 2019 04:30 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Honestly, I could never find anything I liked but the kids spent a lot there.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 30, 2019 04:32 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

This is one of my daughters favorite place to shop.

Dec 30, 2019 04:53 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I didn't know the history of A & F.   An interesting one for sure.  

Dec 30, 2019 05:09 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had no idea about that history of Abercrombie & Fitch, James. Although I was known to shop at their flagship store in NYC way back when. Used to love their catalogues. Then they changed their marketing strategy and merchandising and I lost all interest.

Dec 30, 2019 05:17 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that Ron and Alexandra Seigel know all about these two guys and I wonder what they think about the marketing that has made them such a successful company?

Dec 30, 2019 05:50 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. No I didn't guess but maybe I should have known. Good one.

Dec 30, 2019 06:35 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I did not guess who it was.  Now one of the family morphed into Abercrombie and Kent who are a travel tour luxury company.  A

Dec 30, 2019 07:11 AM #10
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Never even been in one James Dray 

Dec 30, 2019 07:27 AM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - and now I know the rest of the story!

Dec 30, 2019 08:42 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I have spent my fair share of time in one of these stores!!!!  Have a wonderful week. 

Dec 30, 2019 10:14 AM #13
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I never buy there but it is in every mall I go into.

Dec 30, 2019 01:56 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have picked a few things up there when I'm in the mall. They have some pretty nice stuff to choose from.

Dec 30, 2019 03:30 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for the story of Ezra Hasbrouck - I did not see that coming.  My son loves shopping there.

Dec 30, 2019 08:02 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I had no idea wow what an amazing tid bit, wishing you a Happy New Year, Endre

Dec 30, 2019 10:59 PM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Abercrombie and Fitch was one of my dad"s favorite stores. I think he bought an elephant gun there many years ago. It has changed!

Jan 02, 2020 03:26 AM #18
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have to admit that this story confused me. I wonder who Fitch was?

Jan 02, 2020 05:09 PM #19
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