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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: Beverly mr on 25th June 2019 at 08:46

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.

Comment by: Brian Humnphries on 24th June 2019 at 11:11

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!!

Comment by: Old friend on 22nd June 2019 at 04:38

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.

Comment by: Susan on 21st June 2019 at 07:18

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.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 5th June 2019 at 19:10

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.

Comment by: Chad on 4th June 2019 at 02:44

I did a quick look on line and that company is PVC-U-Like if that helps

Comment by: Beverly mr on 31st May 2019 at 08:11

how do i contact the firm in brackly please.

Comment by: Nicholas Green on 30th May 2019 at 10:37


Comment by: Old friend on 27th May 2019 at 12:14

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

Comment by: Susan on 20th May 2019 at 22:58

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.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 20th May 2019 at 19:30

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.

Comment by: Hugh on 20th May 2019 at 14:57

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?

Comment by: Susan on 17th May 2019 at 08:15

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.

Comment by: Hugh on 13th May 2019 at 17:51

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.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 12th May 2019 at 22:25

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.

Comment by: Hugh on 8th May 2019 at 10:29

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.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 7th May 2019 at 14:23

Hugh, you already in! Please stay in! Waterproof wishes.

Comment by: Hugh on 6th May 2019 at 10:43

Count me in.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 4th May 2019 at 10:37

susan what a lot of pix on flickr you have gone to a lot of trouble well done.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 4th May 2019 at 10:32

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

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 3rd May 2019 at 20:09

We should definitely make a film, "50 Shades of Pakamac Grey".

Comment by: Susan on 3rd May 2019 at 08:00

For years and years I've been saying, Brian, that we should have a Pakamac Wearers Society.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 2nd May 2019 at 16:36

Perhaps all the regular contributors to this website should meet up and have a Pakamac convention-in showery weather, of course. How about it?

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 18th April 2019 at 14:27

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!

Comment by: Beverly mr on 6th April 2019 at 10:40

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.

Comment by: Plastic Pakamac on 5th April 2019 at 17:19

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.

Comment by: Hugh on 5th April 2019 at 11:59

Here, here, Bev... and let us not forget nylon mackintoshes, too.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 5th April 2019 at 11:29

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!

Comment by: Beverly mr on 4th April 2019 at 08:10

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.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 1st April 2019 at 09:42

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.