When I was in elementary school, these are the clothes I imagined I’d wear to work every day.

Banana Republic 1987 Holiday Gift Workbook

Although very few people remember now, before Banana Republic became a subsidiary of Gap, Inc., they were a safari / adventure / travel clothing company that primarily sold the sort of clothes Indiana Jones would wear. And they published amazing mail-order catalogs once each quarter with incredible illustrations and descriptions of their gear.

I still use my Authentic Israeli Paratrooper Briefcase constantly. I found a battered copy of the 1987 Holiday Gift Workbook in a box of memories and scanned some of the pages for your enjoyment.

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