Pampas Jacket

From the Fall 1986 catalogue: “We found the prototype for this jacket in Argentina’s gaucho museum. Horsemen of the pampas wore leather for two reasons: because it was the only stuff that stood up to vicious winds and mosquitos, and because it was there for the taking. We admired the jacket’s rugged character, but for the urban caballero we suggest our more civilized rendering. It’s cut not from cowhide but pigsuede–so soft and supple it’s like wearing a shirt–with bellows breast pockets, deep side-entry pockets, slightly padded shoulders, elastic waist, and a bi-swing back. The inside is fully lined. We named our Pampas Jacket for the land that inspired it, but to be honest, real gauchos never had it this good.”

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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