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Pakamac
Pakamac
Year: 1953
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Item #: 1089
everyone needs a Pakamac. Gents models from 17/6 - Ladies models from 10/6 ...but make sure it is a Pakamac. The original "Raincoat in your pocket"...
Source: Picture Post. May 16, 1953

Comment by: maidjenny on 1st July 2020 at 03:58

At last i am getting to go for walks in my plastic raincoat, i love the sound of rain on my mac.

Comment by: Susan on 17th June 2020 at 16:25

I’ve just seen a Pakamac label for a woman’s plastic Pakamac of the style ALMA.

However, the size seems to be a W

Does anybody know what that equates to nowadays?

Comment by: Old friend on 13th June 2020 at 07:39

Hi Brian thanks I will do that regards to you.

Comment by: maidjenny on 12th June 2020 at 12:20

Just like Brian I am wearing my noisy rustly nylon overall and plastic apron to do my housework. Then I am going for a walk in my traditional navy plastic (jeantex) raincoat. I also wear my portwest mac at times. pvc.u.like is also a good place for raincoats, and shiny mac.
curtsy from jenny

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 11th June 2020 at 20:41

Do persevere with e-bay, all of you, there are some real gems there.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 11th June 2020 at 20:35

Old friend, do try the nylon macs retailed by Stay Dry rainwear, in both navy and black, very reasonably priced. You won't be disappointed. I am just addicted to buying them, and have about 50 so far, and will, no doubt be buying more. I am, in fact wearing one at this very moment. I love going out in them too. Relaxing, comfortable, breathable, noisy, and beautifully exciting, in the best Pakamac tradition. I recommend them to all of you as the perfect antidote to the trials and tribulations of this modern society.

Comment by: Old friend on 11th June 2020 at 13:16

Hi Rob hope you both enjoyed the experience more rain today hopefully this lockdown will ease before to long then you can get away somewhere.

Comment by: Rob on 10th June 2020 at 20:18

Yes we were today!

Comment by: Old friend on 7th June 2020 at 08:33

Hi Rob no holidays with this lockdown as yet hope you are still wearing your macs shame nylon Macs have disappeared from the shops only seem to be used ones on eBay still I live in hope.

Comment by: Rob on 6th June 2020 at 19:52

Thank you so much and yes to this and also the question about Pakamacs on 28th May.

Comment by: Old friend on 6th June 2020 at 15:19

Hi Rob it's good to hear from you.does anyone no why nylon Macs have disappeared from the shops enjoy your macs Rob hope you post more .

Comment by: Beverly mr on 6th June 2020 at 13:22

doing my house work today. full fem with rustling navy nylon pakamc on. will go for walk later is cool so will be wearing a mackintosh.

Comment by: Rob on 5th June 2020 at 13:25

Still holidaying when we can and last year quite often in the rain!!

Comment by: maidjenny on 3rd June 2020 at 19:30

Looks like we might get the chance to wear a mac this weekend, I will be in my gents grey plastic long mac, curtsy from jenny

Comment by: Mike on 2nd June 2020 at 16:01

Yes, Marks and Spencer did sell lightweight nylon macs from the mid 60’s. My mum bought a navy blue example that she wore regularly through to the early ‘70’s. The early ones, like my mums had a pocket on either side with a flap covering. I loved this mac, and still get a buzz when I see a nylon mac being worn.

Comment by: Plastic Pakamac on 28th May 2020 at 14:56

Hello, would anyone here care to discuss a real interest in Pakamacs, as well as other things involving plastic, but discussed especially from a male perspective, for I have no interest in cross dressing, I am sorry, but hope you will understand

Plastic Pakamac.

Comment by: Old friend on 24th May 2020 at 17:40

What ever happened to Constance & others Rob and his wife miss them all

Comment by: maidjenny on 13th May 2020 at 18:40

It was lovely to be able to see so many of Madam Susans raincoats, and thank you for being understanding about my excitement (blush). curtsy from jenny

Comment by: Beverly mr on 12th May 2020 at 11:05

i know mac /mackintoshes are called rainwear .but that does not mean they cannot be worn out in dry weather or indoors,
whilst they are good for keeping out the rain mackintoshes are for pleasure.

Comment by: maidjenny on 12th May 2020 at 03:54

Yes Sir I do wear as often as I can but got to close curtains lol. I hope you like the pics.
curtsy from jenny

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 11th May 2020 at 19:48

Oh,Jenny, do get used to wearing your macs indoors, where you can enjoy them to the full, with no one watching! And thanks for your second e-mail. I will be in touch, and I hope we can share much more.

Comment by: maidjenny on 7th May 2020 at 07:02

Hello, I never thought it possible to get plastic raincoat with drawl symtoms. I am also wishing for the dark nights and rain. I have just received an olive green knee length mac I got from e bay.
curtsy from jenny

Comment by: Susan on 6th May 2020 at 09:46

I have to admit that I haven’t yet put on one of my lovely macs during lockdown. The weather has been amazing all the time, hardly any rain. That of course is no excuse. However, I have been immersed, looking through newspaper archives, in a world of mackintoshes while looking at old adverts and reading the many articles devoted to rainwear, from past decades. What an amazing mackintosh world is there, in the past.

What has struck me is something Hugh talked about regarding the word macs or mackintoshes. I have noticed that in adverts, rainwear was mainly referred to as ‘macs’. In articles etc., they were mainly referred to as ‘mackintoshes’.

I really should put on a mackintosh next time I resume my reading.

Wonderful to see you post again Brian.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 5th May 2020 at 15:23

lock down has good points when at home all day spend good part of day in a mackintosh. as is my rule up till the end of may never go out unless have a mackintosh on

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 4th May 2020 at 11:30

MaidJenny, your post is beautifully exciting-there is more than a possibility that you have an original plastic Pakamac from the 50s/60s. If so, we must share our experiences, with a possible view to meeting. I have not posted anything for some time, but please scroll down to see my earlier posts. I have sent you an e-mail, but am not sure whether or not you will receive it.

In these ridiculous times, wearing plastic, nylon and rubber macs are one of the few things that make absolute sense. I must try and renew my regular stream of posts. There are some wonderful people here-Susan, Beverley, to name but two. And such a rich variety of waterproof experiences, and rainwear "love stories". There is absolutely no end to the variations on the Pakamac theme. May this website long continue. Best wishes to everyone.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 30th April 2020 at 09:44

i am 77 when a boy had strange feelings about pakamacs boys thought macs of anykind were sissy so i would not wear one.yet in secret longed to wear one.got one when teen but only grey for boys from early days love to see girls in pakamacs. now have my own collection got my yellow one on now curtsy beverly.

Comment by: maidjenny on 11th April 2020 at 19:47

I have just found this site. My love of macs goes back a long way. I have gents macs for trips out, but I like to wear my ladies pink pvc u like on a night usually over my nightie. I am maidjenny@hotmail.com , curtsy from jenny

Comment by: maidjenny on 11th April 2020 at 09:35

I have just found this site. My love of macs goes back a long way. I have gents macs for trips out, but I like to wear my ladies pink pvc u like on a night usually over my nightie. I am maidjenny@hotmail.com , curtsy from jenny

Comment by: maidjenny on 11th April 2020 at 07:01

I am a 70 year old man, I have worn plastic macs for 10 year old. The first time I remember at ten my mum made me put on a pakamac, I felt an immediate stirring and cried and to this day I still love to wear one although you do tend to get strange looks when outside,

Comment by: Susan on 7th April 2020 at 17:19

I’ve been spending a lot of lockdown time at home, looking through old copies of newspapers in the UK. I’m amazed to see the range of products Pakamac Ltd actually produced. Of course there are a lovely variety of raincoats and other coats, but also items like car covers, air beds, paddling pools, industrial sheeting. I was amazed to see that they also lent their name to a fridge.