Safari Rain Hat

This handsome safari style hat appears as early as the 1982 Holiday Catalogue and runs into Summer 1985.

From the catalogue: “A crease-holding crown vented by four grommets, with a dozen rows of stitching that give shape to the brim. A most civilized off-white silky puggaree band. The waterproofed cotton chino hat keeps the noodle dry without suffocating you. It feels as good as it looks.”

Below: An early version the Safari Rain Hat showing a unique early label with the stacked logo. Courtesy Kimberlee English Anderson.

Below: A later version the hat.

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.

1 Comment

  • Edward Allison jr on February 19, 2023

    Bought this in 1984, wish I could find another. Love your work, almost like being there again.

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