From the Summer 1987 Catalogue: “These days it’s hard to find shorts that really live up to the name–might as well be called “longs”. Big and baggy are fine in their place, but when maximum freedom is the aim, minimal shorts are the name of the game. These carry not a scrap of superfluous fabric, but don’t skimp on important things: The pockets are just as long, the rugged cotton twill just as strong, the double pleats just as forgiving, as in their full-legged cousins. But there’s no excess baggage: the leather D-ring waist closure makes even a belt redundant. A clear case of less is more.”
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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