The Adventure Begins….

I’m Scott, an animation background painter in Oakland, CA. Contact me here. Follow on Facebook   Why go to all this trouble to make a Banana Republic Catalog archive? The short answer: Because it’s too wonderful not to exist. There has to be one somewhere, and frankly, I’m appalled it took this long to make […]

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Hats

Banana Republic made some classic hats. Hats so distinctive it took actual nerve to wear them in public. As the archive grows you’ll note that the Lambskin Flight Helmet was in inventory for many years. Only at BR could an Amelia Earhart helmet be a staple of the line. Related Images:

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Jackets

Jackets is where it’s at. These are what seem to have survived the most to end up on eBay. Shirts and pants wear out and get donated, but a good jacket can haunt a closet for decades. I always wanted the Italian Waiter’s jacket. Something about it called to me. It had a faintly Sonny […]

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Israeli Paratrooper Briefcase

Without a doubt this is one of the best remembered items from 1980s Banana Republic, a book bag for countless students, I took full advantage of it’s generous pen holders and used it as a sketchbook carrying bag for many years. Even today it’s a great laptop bag, though a padded laptop sleeve would be […]

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