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Bush Jackets

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Matt Deckard, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Practically Family

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    I do so miss the old Banana Republic stores. Back in the mid-1980s I’d make a special trip once a month or so... just for the ambiance and the day dreaming. I was a starving student so it was a huge splurge to buy anything there. And, oh, how I’d repeatedly page through those wonderful catalogues. I wish someone would revive the concept. Bush jackets, safari hats, cool military surplus stuff from odd places. Yuppie exoticism, sure. But it was fun.
     
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  2. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Certainly a hundred times better than anything they sell in their stores now.
     
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  3. Canadian

    Canadian One of the Regulars

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    I wish I'd been around to see the old Banana Republic. It sounds like a cross between the local army surplus and the local travel wear shop.

    I recently bought a TAG safari coat. I was wearing it to an appointment with my doctor (who is Afrikaner). She asked how I'd purchased it, she was surprised that such a product was available online, and that I was so willing to pay 100+ for it (the jacket was relatively inexpensive, but the shipping jacked up the cost).

    I also have safari coats from the GAP, HBC and one from Princess Auto (they have a great surplus section). For hunting season I have several sets of BDUs.

    For me, the nearest thing is (a three hour drive away) Bass Pro or Cabelas. Where else can you buy fudge, a camo onesie for my nephew and a case of 7.62x39 Soviet surplus ammo, still in the crate.

    But yeah, I would have liked to see the old BR. I have a tee shirt from BR, purchased several years ago, it's basically a branded tee, there is nothing special or unusual with it, but it definitely is from the newer years.

    C.
     
  4. fireman

    fireman Familiar Face

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    The old Banana Republic was glorious....who doesn't like a wrecked jeep in the front window?
     
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  5. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Practically Family

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  6. fireman

    fireman Familiar Face

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    Cool site....thanks for the links!
     
  7. jswindle2

    jswindle2 One of the Regulars

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    I have several TAG shirts and a safari coat. They are great quality! I wish they were softer but I can deal with it. Perfect clothes for a Texas summer.
     

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