The epitome of office casual wear offers basics with a long shelf-life.. In Short The company started out as a small vendor of safari-inspired clothing but was purchased by the Gap in 1983. Since then, it has grown into a behemoth that exceeds the Gap in quality and price--but not in creativity. The store provides versatile staples such as khakis, button-down shirts, T-shirts and jackets. Lengths and fabrics change slightly according to the season. Some stores have expanded into bedding, fragrance, bath and beauty and home furnishing lines.