Item #: 1089
Source: Picture Post. May 16, 1953
It is the people that do not love mackintoshes that are hard to understand. Raining here going out soon mackintosh will be worn even if becomes dry. Beverly.
Susan, me too. I am a rainwear enthusiast/fetishist/pervert(?)/hopeless case, but I wouldn't be anything else. We're all in this together. Love to you all!!
Hi Susan yes that photo is the best I have ever seen it's been a big part of my life thank you for it.
After all these years of wearing plastic macs, I still can't comprehend just how much they have dominated my life. When it comes to Genuine Pakamac Plastic Raincoats though, they completely eclipse any other type of plastic mac, in my opinion. It's no surprise therefore, that I am sitting here wearing two of my men's Genuine Pakamac Plastic Raincoats and it's not even 7 am. I'm just a hopeless case.
PVC-U-LIKE is a wonderful resource along with their sister fashion rainwear site, that Brian refers to. The plastic mac that Old Friend refers to came from there and is indeed one of my favourite plastic macs of all time. I still wear it now again and I feel wonderful in it.
PVC-U-Like, and their associated company, Fashion Rainwear. Just try their zip-up cagoules. Once you have bought one, you will want MORE AND MORE of them, no kidding. Best waterproof wishes to you all.
I did a quick look on line and that company is PVC-U-Like if that helps
did you KNOW `THAT YOU STILL CAN GET THE OLD 1950/1990'S
PLASTIC MAC FROM THIS FIRM IN BRACKLEY FOR THEY MAKE ALSO
EVERY THING IN PLASTIC FROM DREESES TO PLASTIC MACS AND RAIN CAPES
Hi Susan yes I still look at your photos the one with you sitting crossed leg in the transparent plastic mac has had a big effect on me thank you all the best
I was wondering if anyone here saw a particular men's Genuine Pakamac Plastic Raincoat for sale on eBay, a couple of months ago, that had a less than flattering description alluding to the type of person who might be tempted to buy the mac, let alone wear it? I must admit that even I was surprised.
Basically, the description played upon the stereotype of the sort of guy who wanted to wear a plastic mac. I would have said that it was a stereotype I grew up hearing in the 1960s, not something from the 2010s. It referred to the type of guy who wanted to go out naked, only wearing a plastic mac, seeking sensual fun. Someone who struggled with such desires and was unable to resist the allure of a plastic mac. A stereotype that has probably caused the stigma amongst so many guys, who would never want to be seen in public wearing a plastic mac.
I honestly don't know if it was a joke but I wonder if it backfired and put lots of bidders off.
Why do I ask this? Well, because intriguingly it didn't put me off and I won the auction with little difficulty. I received the plastic Pakamac promptly after the auction ended and was incredibly pleased with it. The garment was a credit to the seller. It has become one of my favourite plastic raincoats. It has pride of place hanging on the back of my bedroom door.
Lovely comment, Susan, as always. Indeed we know who we are, and what a wonderful community this is. Have a lovely waterproof week, Susan, and everyone here.
Sitting in my bay window, which over-looks the towns main thoroughfare, on an over-cast and drizzly morning. such as today. I am constantly disappointed at the distinct lack of any real rain wear being worn. Are all plastic and nylon mackintosh wearers contained within, and limited to, members of this site, I wonder?
Thank you Beverly, it's lovely to be appreciated. It's important for me to be seen in public as I want to be seen, especially wearing the macs that I adore. It's also so lovely to have made so many friends here and to have developed relationships that I treasure. You know who you are.
Wow, Brian, I had no idea that M&S still did pakamacs. I have one or two nylon ones, I think dating back to the seventies.
I have bought 4 Pakamacs this week-is this a record? From Marks and Spencer, e-bay and Rainmac Trader. One cannot keep such extravagance to oneself. Have a good waterproof week, all of you, especially Susan.
Thank you Brian. I was, in fact, referring to the idea of a pakamac wearers society, and for the gathering of like-minded people, together in one location. Just imagine the rustling and swishing.
Hugh, you already in! Please stay in! Waterproof wishes.
susan what a lot of pix on flickr you have gone to a lot of trouble well done.
sounds great idea but guess we are spread all over the country .Be nice to have pakama wearers page i would send comments and pix
We should definitely make a film, "50 Shades of Pakamac Grey".
For years and years I've been saying, Brian, that we should have a Pakamac Wearers Society.
Perhaps all the regular contributors to this website should meet up and have a Pakamac convention-in showery weather, of course. How about it?
At school, every boy's plastic Pakamac told its own story. No two were every exactly alike, especially when rolled up. Pakamacs...plastic pakamacs...sheer heaven. Have a lovely day!
plastic mackintoshes are my favourite. But i also have nylon mackintosh for going out. Unless very warm i wear my mackintosh to go out even when dry. always fully done up and if cold or even chance of rain hood up. I have a kink that a strict person is making me wear my mackintosh.
I quite agree Beverly, for I wear my plastic rainwear whenever I can, I like them that much, and always have done, ever since I was a young lad.
However, without such long lost manufacturers such as Pakamac – my favourite – and Jiffymac, as well as PlastiMac and others such as Woolworth's used to retail, who flourished in the sixties through to the early eighties, we wouldn’t have the nostalgia we have for them for them today.
And I so agree with you Beverly, plastic raincoats - or whatever you may wish to call them - are so nice to wear whenever one can, to get that – oh so good protective feeling – that nothing else can compare with.
Here, here, Bev... and let us not forget nylon mackintoshes, too.
Couldn't agree more, Beverley mr! One of the main reasons for wearing plastic and nylon macs is for dating like-minded partners. Have a good waterproof day, rain or not!
do not know why people think plastic mackintoshes are only for keeping out the rain. They are good for that but for me main purpose is for looking a feeling good.
It is only 9.45, and I have worn two plastic macs already. The only thing is, it isn't raining...... Never mind, have a good day, all you waterproof enthusiasts.