Kalahari Shirt

This handsome women’s shirt was only sold in the Summer of 1986: “When the rains return to the Kalahari, so do the elephants, springbuck, zebra, wildebeest–and then the carnivores who hunt them. For this inhospitable “desert” becomes a breifly blooming paradise when the hot dry winter ends. Our Kalahari Shirt is at home in such terrain. Short-sleeved, pleated in the back for ease of movement, made of tough, tightly woven 100% cotton, it can be tucked into trousers, worn loose with shorts, belted over skirts, thrown unbuttoned over tank tops. For certain women–with itineraries as rich and varied as the Kalahari–it’s as basic as summer rain.”

Photos courtesy Kimberlee English Anderson

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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