I’ve mentioned before my affinity for clothing sold by Banana Republic back when it sold things that someone might conceivably wear in a banana republic, or perhaps import from one. Lately I’ve rediscovered and been wearing another old skool BR item: my set of ox horn bracelets. Continue reading
In the late 1980s, I was a big fan of Banana Republic. Actually, I’ve bought items from Banana Republic many times since then, but the Banana Republic of today is very different from the Banana Republic of then.
It used to be that Banana Republic was more of a catalog experience, where the catalogs were printed on cream colored, heavy stock paper. The items were not photographed but illustrated, and they were described in expansive, worldly prose. Continue reading