From the Spring/Summer 1985-1986, and 1988 catalogs: “A sublimely romantic design, these are the classic shorts worn by the heroines of those delightful ’40s musicals–vibrant traveling women forever on the road to Bali-Hai or flying down to Rio, dancing up a storm wherever there were palm trees and the scent of jasmine in the night air. Designed with plenty of thigh room for high kicks, the shorts were cut with wide-flared legs; they had double pleats, side buttons, and a generous waistband for maximum flattery and freedom. Coincidentally perhaps, that happnes to be about the most comfortable combination we’ve come across. We’ve replicated them in 100% cotton twill sure to blend into your own palmy paradise. A fit so smashing it’ll make you want to pin a gardenia in your hair and dance a mad fandango.”
About The Author
Robyn AdamsRobyn'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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