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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"...

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Comments by Beverly mr on 25th June 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

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.

Comments by Brian Humnphries on 24th June 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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!!

Comments by Old friend on 22nd June 2019  

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.

Comments by Susan on 21st June 2019   http://www.plasticmacs.com/

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.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 5th June 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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.

Comments by Chad on 4th June 2019  

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

Comments by Beverly mr on 31st May 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

how do i contact the firm in brackly please.

Comments by Nicholas Green on 30th May 2019  nicholasgreen1960@gmail.com 

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

Comments by Old friend on 27th May 2019  

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

Comments by Susan on 20th May 2019   http://www.plasticmacs.com/

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.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 20th May 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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.

Comments by Hugh on 20th May 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

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?

Comments by Susan on 17th May 2019   http://www.plasticmacs.com/

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.

Comments by Hugh on 13th May 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

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.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 12th May 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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.

Comments by Hugh on 8th May 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

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.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 7th May 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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

Comments by Hugh on 6th May 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

Count me in.

Comments by Beverly mr on 4th May 2019  

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

Comments by Beverly mr on 4th May 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

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

Comments by Brian Humphries on 3rd May 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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

Comments by Susan on 3rd May 2019   http://www.plasticmacs.com/

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

Comments by Brian Humphries on 2nd May 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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

Comments by Brian Humphries on 18th April 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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!

Comments by Beverly mr on 6th April 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

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.

Comments by Plastic Pakamac on 5th April 2019  plasticpakamac@gmail.com 

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 Ė my favourite Ė 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 wouldnít 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 Ė oh so good protective feeling Ė that nothing else can compare with.

Comments by Hugh on 5th April 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

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

Comments by Brian Humphries on 5th April 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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!

Comments by Beverly mr on 4th April 2019  

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.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 1st April 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

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.

Comments by Beverly mr on 24th March 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

typing wearing my blue see thru plastic mackintosh nearest i can get to a pakamac.

Comments by Beverly mr on 18th March 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

nice area north wales. lots of rain so lots of mackintosh wearing. Not that i need rain i wear my mackintosh most of time regardless of weather.

Comments by PlasticPakamac on 15th March 2019  plasticpakamac@gmail.com 

Hello everyone, off to North Wales this weekend, Llandudno, and then the Derbyshire Peak District near Castleton, and given the forecast is for rain, I will certainly be wearing my genuine Pakamac plastic rainwear. So do look out for me if you are in those areas.

Best wishes.

plasticpakamac@gmail.com

Comments by Beverly mr on 9th March 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

now wearing my mock leopard skin nylon mackintosh with hood up. For me to pakamc is my first love but where to get one anyone know. So wish i had got a stock pile when they were in fashion. At that time never thought they would disapear and without warning.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 9th March 2019  humphries138@btinternet.com 

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY remarks from Plastic Pakamac.

Comments by Beverly mr on 9th March 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

wearing my favourite turquios nylon mackintosh this morning. Wearing the hood up. And belt tight. Will be going out soon sun is out but navy mackintosh will be on.

Comments by PlasticPakamac on 9th March 2019  plasticpakamac@gmail.com 

It's so nice to hear there are others who really enjoy wearing Pakamac rainwear, but for myself, I so prefer the original genuine Pakamac plastic ones, although nylon ones are quite nice too, for there is something about the original filmy grey menís plastic raincoats that are just so cosy to wear, and even today I wear mine as often as I can.

My first introduction was when I was about ten or eleven years old when my elder brother was given a filmy grey one for school, so I so pestered my mum to get one for me too, which my brother liked as well, and so mum did, even getting one for herself, a pale translucent blue one, as well as one for dad in translucent grey, and I havenít stopped wearing them ever since, and still do.

But I wonder if others wear their Pakamac rainwear in a very special way, for to me it actually feels rather cosy, especially wearing it next to oneís skin. I donít know why, but it just does, and was always a feature of my progression through puberty to being an adult.

And that is why I have what must be a unique collection of Pakamac plastic raincoats from the sixties to the time they stopped producing them in the early nineteen eighties, when the Pakamac Factory at Chadderton was sadly destroyed by fire, ending the English made raincoats forever, so sad, and even more sadly missed.

But please do contact me if you have similar memories of wearing Pakamac plastic rainwear so we can share each others memories of such things, for I even write about those times, when plastic rainwear was so very common.

Plastic Pakamac.

Comments by Hugh on 7th March 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

It probably wasn't vintage, then, when you bought it. Like yourself I'm always in a nylon mackintosh when on this site. I think, possibly, we all are.

Comments by Beverly mr on 4th March 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

I am always wearing a nylon or plastic mac when on this page. at present in rustling cream nylon mackintosh from c & a so guess is vintage. Found in a charity shop few years back.

Comments by Hugh on 4th March 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

Susan, we are two of a kind.

Comments by Susan on 4th March 2019   http://www.plasticmacs.com

I guess that my comment will not be well received when I say that I hated wearing gabardine raincoats when I was at school. There was always a new one at the start of each school year but they never held any allure for me then and still don't now.
The effect on me with my first plastic Pakamac, though, was instant and everlasting. Yes the buttonholes would rip eventually but there was always one with me and I'd pester for more. Then came nylon macs and another unending love for those too.
I have never owned as many genuine Pakamacs as I do nowadays. I practically live in them. Those people who know me, know that to be fact.

Comments by Hugh on 25th February 2019  hughdavies957@yahoo.com 

Hello Allan. I have read your post with real interest. Your story mirrors my own, and I feel that we have much in common. I can be contacted on hughdavies957@yahoo.com should you fancy a chat?

Comments by Jonathan on 21st February 2019  

Hello Mactim

Thank you for the kind offer. I'll drop you a message over the next couple of days if that's OK. You're right we seem to have lots of similarities!!

Comments by Beverly mr on 20th February 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

In many ways i was / am like Alan. In school days resisted wearing my school mackintosh which was gabadine . Was never offered chance to have a plastic mackintosh and if i had been would have resisted . Yet often day and night dream of having a strict mummy who would make me wear my school Macintosh all the time except when hot. Also would make me carry my pakamc at all times. Also make me put my pakamac on and wear it for the day if rain or even slightest chance of rain. Beverly mr masher8@btinternet .com

Comments by Allan on 19th February 2019  

There is a lot of talk recently in respect the school macs and being made to wear a pakamac and with that in mind, my story is as follows. ...
For as far back as I can remember I have always had a nylon pakamac and from about tye age of 8 I think I realised it was having effect on me not not sure what.
As i got older I use to feel very embarrassed about wearing my mac despite numerous other kids wearing the same type of mac....maybe I thought they knew it meant something different to me.
Sure enough my Mother was very insistent that I would wear my mac and I use to dread the words "put your mylon mac on before you go anywhere" or "you will be neefing your nylon mac today" I think there was a certain amount of frustration that I had no control over when I wore it and how it affected me.
As I headed to early teans I started to be more fascinated as the swishy feeling and how agony on the inside the early nylon macs were. I also started to notice girls wearing similar macs but I would suspect few of my school friends knew I had such a mac as I would often take it off half way to school and put it back on half way home. As you would guess it wasn't long before I was caught out foing that and my Mother would start to check my blazer when I got in to check it was dry and that I had kept my mac on.
From my Mothers point of view I would guess she seen it as a challenge, however as I entered got later into my teans I started to get more aroused at wearing a mac but when I was around the age of 14 I was growing quick and my mac was getting small which my Mother had noticed.
She then announced she wouls be taking me shopping at the weekend as my mac was too small and she would get mea kagoul. I was struck with horror and immediately said I would rathwr have a nylon mac. She was shocked afterall my years of fighting bit dort of agreed.
The big day came and we ended up in the Army and Navy store where she requested a nylon mac for me and the assistant was very helpful and got blue and a grey mac for her too look at. I was instructed to try the navy blue one on which nearly blue my mind but whilst trying it on my Mother picked up a kagoul and suggested that would be better so I practically begged to be kept in a nylon pakamac which waa then bought and I wore thereafter.....still with some guilt.
I'm now 56 and wear my nylon Rainmac for dog walking and work and no one really bats an eyelid so I can't see what all the fuss was about !!
If I had my time again I think it would have been good to have a nylon mac as my every day school coat and a plastic pakamac for when it rained heavy and my mother shoils have been a lot stricter with me.
I wonder if this ring any bells with tesders ?

Comments by BJ on 18th February 2019  

'Anna' was 'Patricia' from the Mister Polls rainwear forum (except that Patty had a daughter not a son) and occasionally lost her lines early on and signed herself off as 'Patricia' on this blog. Anna/Patricia and her son/daughter are fictional characters....and, as with all grandstanding dominance/control freaks, monumentally uninteresting characters at that.

Comments by Old friend on 16th February 2019  

All the stories of Moms making there sons wear macs there used to be a lady called Anna who used to write on this blog complaining about her son who didn't want to wear his mac I would love to know what became of them.

Comments by Mactim on 16th February 2019  burtim2003@yahoo.com 

Given all the interest in gaberdine mackintoshes maybe there should be a dedicated section on the Historyworld site?
Just like the Pakamac there were some very well known manufacturers of school gaberdine mackintoshes including Robert Hirst and Sartor. Similar to the iconiic Pakamac advertisement at the top of this page, there are similar advertisements for the Robert Hirst school mackintoshes which date back to the 1960ís.
I estimate that during the 50ís 60ís and 70ís that many thousands of school mackintoshes were produced, I wonder where they all went as they very rarely appear on e bay these days?

Comments by Mactim on 16th February 2019  burtim2003@yahoo.com 

Jonathan,
Please feel free to e mail directly as it seems like we had similar experiences with our gaberdine mackintoshes during our school days.
Mactim

Comments by Beverly mr on 16th February 2019  masher8@btinternet.com 

Way back in 1950's my home looked out on to a row of shops. local school girls used to meet up there on way to school. loved wet days as they were all wearing pakamacs Beverly Mr masher8@btinternet.com



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