South of Market Shirt

From the 1987 Fall Holiday Catalogue: “San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, and ours–the old warehouse district known as South of Market (Street)–has evolved into SoHo West. It’s anything but a three-piece scene, so when we head for work (down the wind-whipped alley under the freeway) we’re likely to wear this shirt: businesslike of hue but expansive of cut and cozy of cloth. It takes to a tie if we must go north for a button-down lunch; otherwise it’s found with sleeves rolled up, wielding pen or paintbrush in the loft-y brick office we call headquarters.”

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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