Snap-Brim Jungle Hat

This hat was featured Spring/Summer 1986 and also Spring 1988. It is similar to the Desert Hat, another bucket style hat which preceded it as well as the Roll-Up Hat.

From the catalogue: “We won’t elaborate on all the things that can fall on your head in the tropics, aside from excessive sun–suffice to say a hat is vital. Wide-brimmed hats, though, hit the backpack behind your head, snag in dense vegetation, and don’t pack well. Solution: the 100% cotton Snap-Brim Jungle Hat, with flexible brim that fastens up front and back as needed and air grommets all around for coolness. And it can be rolled up and stuffed into a pocket. Panamas are fine for town; when trailblazing lies ahead, this is the hat we take.”

The Jungle Hat is similar but distinctly different than the Desert Hat, which was more widely available. Note the hat band…

Photos from eBay November 2020.


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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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