Apocryphal Affiliates Shirts

I love, love, LOVE the Apocryphal Affiliates Shirts. The series of 4 was only sold in the summer 1986 catalog, and advertised as being in limited quantities and very rarely show up on eBay. The team at BR must have had a ball inventing these fictional colonialist sporting clubs and creating logos for each of them. They were extremely high quality items, with big generous embroidered logos on the backs of very fine cloth shirts. 


This idea was resurrected in the Summer 1988 catalog as a printed tank top featuring new graphics. Less expensive and easier to produce, these are harder to find than their already difficult bowling shirt counterparts. 



About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

1 Comment

  • vertigodac on December 31, 2018

    Those are absolutely awesome!

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