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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: Plastic Pakamac on 12th February 2020 at 10:24

Please don't be upset, but I so prefer the word Pakamac, for that was what I was brought up with, Pakamac plastic rainwear that is, and so would use the word Pakamac,or even mac, or raincoat, sorry.

Comment by: Hugh on 11th February 2020 at 00:21

I do, of course, have my tongue firmly in my cheeck when ask if you will join me in a movement to restore the use of the word 'mackintosh', when referring to any form of rainwear. I lament the loss of its use. I am not referring to Mackintosh the brand (with the upper case 'M') but rather, mackintosh' as a generic term for rainwear.

Or is it me that is obsessed with the word?

Comment by: Old friend on 2nd February 2020 at 08:31

Hi Susan your macs on social media and are fantastic.

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 28th January 2020 at 22:31

Susan, you are famous, and so you should be.

Comment by: Susan on 19th January 2020 at 15:36

There's a ladies red 1960s Pakamac raincoat currently on sale on eBay that caught my attention because of the internal label. The coat is a "miss pakamac" raincoat. I didn't realise Pakamac used that label, a surprise to me because I use "miss pakamac" for my username for my Flickr account.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 14th December 2019 at 18:04

just got a lovely pink ankle length plastic mackintosh from e bay love it have on in the house every morning just do not want to take it off.

Comment by: Jack on 30th November 2019 at 19:26

There are very few "mackintosh" wearers because there are very few manufacturers in business. I know of only about 3 in the UK such as Weathervain and Hamilton Classics and one other whose name escapes me.

So instead there are these people who wear thigh length, if you are lucky, garments so there are folks who have a "Wet Knee" fetish.

And I do not understand wet knees. LOL.

Comment by: Susan on 25th November 2019 at 07:26

I don’t think that traditional nylon macs are available anymore, Frank. Apart from used ones on eBay and maybe the occasional unworn one, we may have witnessed the end of these lovely garments.

Comment by: Jeff on 24th November 2019 at 14:07

Just been out walking the dogs this morning in the rain so I wore my nylon rainmac. I was a bit disappointed that it had a slight leak on one of the seems. However, having just treated the mac with a waterproofing spray I am amazed with the results.....the mac is crisp again and with a silky finish !!!!

Comment by: Frank Barnard on 11th November 2019 at 12:52

Excellent post by Susan but who in the UK sells nylon Macs these days

Comment by: Susan on 6th November 2019 at 08:03

I have always said that a thin nylon pakamac can keep you warm Beverley. I know from experience of wearing them in all weathers, especially through the autumn, winter and spring. Maybe if they are older and have lost all proofing do they become less wind proof and sodden in heavy rain. Maybe it’s the lovely warm glow that I feel inside when I’m wearing one. I wouldn’t go out in anything else other than, of course, a plastic one.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 1st November 2019 at 09:09

always keep warm when i am in mackintosh.

Comment by: Frank Barnard on 31st October 2019 at 09:55

Beverley be carefull you don't catch a chill😀😝😝

Comment by: Beverly mr on 26th October 2019 at 09:03

going to do house work this morning. so have on thin navy pakamac over undies.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 24th October 2019 at 10:54

tried to contact pakamac direct but can't get e mail to open. anyone can contact me on

Comment by: Brian Humphries on 22nd October 2019 at 22:54

I think rainwear enthusiasm is really coming into its own now, and I like to think that we lucky ones, who knew and wore the original Pakamacs, started it all. As always, best wishes to all our regulars.

Comment by: Plastic Pakamac on 21st October 2019 at 06:04

I too so like wearing genuine Pakamac raincoats along with plastic pants, with conventional clothing of course, and have no problems about what others may think.
After all it is just a raincoat, albeit a rather nice one, and over many years no one has ever blinked an eye about my attire. So please do contact me if interested in my special liking for plastic.
Plastic Pakamac

Comment by: Beverly mr on 15th October 2019 at 08:15

At present i have on seethru blue plastic mackintosh with hood and belt. Later i will be out wearing nylon mackintosh for all outside time today.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 12th October 2019 at 08:24

now well into what i call mackintosh season. In season wear a mackintosh for all outdoor time. In house this morning doing my housework wearing my girdle knickers and petticoat under my thin navy blue pakamac . MMMM that shhrart noise from my pakamac as i move about.

Comment by: Hugh on 22nd August 2019 at 11:21

Anyone living, or visiting the North Wales area, interested in a meet?

Comment by: Beverly mr on 14th August 2019 at 10:40

looks like set in for good ole wet day. any outdoor time today i will be wearing my navy nylon mackintosh even if rain stops and sun comes out. spending morning at home in cream c & a mackintosh.

Comment by: Frank Barnard on 13th August 2019 at 20:02

Hican anyone tell me where I can buy a full length nylon Mac only rain jackets for sale man told me no demand for full length

Comment by: Hugh on 12th August 2019 at 08:36

I fail to see your frustration frankly, Frank. Where' your serious contribution to the discussion, then?

Comment by: Frank.Barnard on 11th August 2019 at 16:37

Hi I have been away for a while nothing much changed no serious talk about Macs just silly talk about wearing macs in the house give me strenthmp35q

Comment by: Beverly mr on 9th August 2019 at 08:17

rain here today and forecast for the day of shower.I will be out in my mackintosh fully done up and hood up for all outside time today.Even if bright spell.

Comment by: Hugh on 5th August 2019 at 09:34

Me too, Beverley. It is important to broadcast the fact. Always carry a spare too, just in case....

Comment by: Beverly mr on 4th August 2019 at 08:33

I never go out without a mackintosh. Even in hot dry days. I carry my mackintosh so it can be seen. So anyone that cares to notice they can see i am a mackintosh wearing person.

Comment by: Hugh on 3rd August 2019 at 18:11

Well done Susan and Beverley for keeping nylon macks in the public consciousness. If only we were geographically closer, we could go on a wonderful mackintosh walk together.

Comment by: Beverly mr on 1st August 2019 at 21:13

just had few days by sea. Tues day windy with lot of showers. So had day in nylon mackintosh with hood up. Kept mackintosh on with hood up including sunny periods.

Comment by: Susan on 1st August 2019 at 15:31

I don't know Hugh, there have been some lovely downpours lately. I spent a lovely full day out last week, in heavy rain, wearing one of my Genuine Pakamac Plastic Raincoats all the time, shopping. The rest of the time, I've never been without one of my beloved navy blue nylon macs, just in case.