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Buenos Aires Shirt

From Fall/Holiday 1986, an Indian made, striped, collared shirt distinguished by an extra panel in the armpits of its full sleeves for freedom of movement.

“As sophisticated as the nightclubs of El Barrio Norte, this shirt embodies the debonair spirit of Buenos Aires. And when the sun comes up, it will still be as fresh as the good air for which South America’s most cosmopolitan city is named. Made from lustrous, long fiber Indian milled cotton, the seams are double-turned and handsewn, investing it with an inside as tidy as the outside and a life expectancy longer than any South American regime.”

eBay photos of the Navy version from October 2020.

Teal version from Poshmark

From eBay, a “Stone” version

Green version. via Ebay

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.

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