English Sportsman’s Bag

Sold from Fall 1984 through Summer 1985, the English Sportsman’s Bag looks to have been made by the same factory that made the Brady Bag. From the catalogue: “An old world design originally meant for carrying fish, it’s also perfect for files–snap out the waterproof lining and you have a handy tropical briefcase (or overnight, picnic, or beach bag). Made of cotton khaki twill, it’s trimmed with cowhide, suspended from a rugged cotton webbing strap. Two front half-bellows pockets.”

Photos courtesy Wendy Joffee.

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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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