Canadian Army Winter Pant

From the Winter 1984 Catalogue: “We had to buy some airplane parts and dented K-rations in order to get these marvelous Canadian Army pants. (Frankly, we’d have even bought a few tanks if it was the only way to get these pants.) Every imaginable amenity here: expert seaming, concealed button flap pockets, thoughtful suspender buttons. Made of the warmest 100% wool, pants for the slopes of Banff or for simply sloshing through Manhattan.”

These photos are from an eBay auction that said the pants were bought at a BR store. The pants are marked Miller & Gabbe Ltd, a Canadian military supplier. Thanks to Kimberlee English-Anderson for bringing it to my attention!

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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