From the Spring 1988 catalogue: “Along the banks of the Nile, as in so many equatorial zones, we noticed how many dwellers shun the all-white clothing rule, choosing instead to weather the swelter in darker hues. The toasty tones of our brown plaid shirt recall the baked Sudan, where dun-colored native garb is both practical and preferred amidst the relentless heat and dust. Our cool green stripe reminds us of the welcoming Nile Delta, where Egypt’s dusky beiges reflect coastal consciousness. The generous boxy cut keeps a cooling cushion of air, not fabric, against steamy midsections.”
This version appears to be Dark Olive, but the color matching is off from the illustration. Note the coconut shell buttons.