Traveller’s Roll-Up Hat

Traveller’s Roll-Up Hat

The Traveller’s Roll Up Hat was a popular item featured from 1983-1987. The wool hat from England was designed to pop back into shape after being rolled up in a pocket or suitcase. It provides a no-fuss, classic look that truly evokes Banana Republic to me.

1983 Holiday Catalog extolling the virtues of the roll-up hat the Zieglers designed and discussing its manufacture in a 19th century hat factory.
Featured through this 1987 catalog, the hat was later simply called the Roll Up Hat, not to be confused with a bucket style hat of the same name that was shown a few times.

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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