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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"...

1430 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by Susan on 7th May 2015

That's interesting your remark Mr Forbes, about pakamacs being associated with gay people. I have not heard that before, yes the dirty old men but not gays. I like the association though.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 5th May 2015  

Hi Mr Forbes do you and your wife still wear plastic macs and were you in the RAF

Comments by Mr.E.J.Forbes on 30th April 2015  

When I was young my mother took me into woolworths stores, she took me over to where the plastic macs were stored usually on long metal racks, the womens and young ladies were normally very bright blues and whites etc, where as the mens and boys. were very drab usually black grey or a horrible brown colour, mens and boys didnt have hoods, as they were women only.
My mother put a long length pvc mac against me it was bright blue, it had a large hood and two pockets that I could get into my trousers through the plastic pockets you were advised not to put your hands in the pockets because they tended to split easily.
At this time I was going fishing quite alot, so I saved up and bought a pvc walking suit to keep me warm and dry, but no hood as it had a label stating it was for men, and had a man smoking a pipe to prove it, later in 1967 I was out shopping with my new wife when it started to rain heavily, we dashed into a small shop, and bought a Pakamac for me and a packmac for my wife, they didnt feel very comfortable very rough,I think they went out of fashion because dirty old men wore them, to carry out dirty things in public also they were thought to be part of a gay persons attire.

Comments by Steve on 27th April 2015 

Hello all you Pakamac enthusiasts, can anyone explain why my previous comment are not appearing here, it is strange.


Comments by Pac a mac fan on 25th April 2015  

When its raining cats and dogs women go out in Y shirts last weeks warm weather quite a few had macs on crazy or what

Comments by Frank Barnard on 21st April 2015  

Hi were are all the pac a mac lovers gone even the ones who pretend to be.

Comments by Cole Porter on 7th April 2015  

Hi pac a mac fan.

Just so there's no confusion for anyone else, Rainwear-bound on Yahoo is free, so is book number one 'Apprentices in Rainwear' free on my blackpool-frog website.

However, the books have taken me eighteen years to write and paint the cover pictures so I hope you'll appreciate why they're not free.

Comments by pac a mac fan on 4th April 2015  

Hi Cole I see your site is not free

Comments by Cole C Porter on 2nd April 2015 

Hi Ken.

I set up a yahoo group called Rainwear-bound several years ago because someone wanted a group, although it covers a wider subject than merely pacamacs which would be very limited if you kept only to that one brand.

It's still up and running, and if you want rainwear stories try

Comments by Ken on 31st March 2015  

Hi it would be good if someone would start a pac a mac club

Comments by Frank Barnard on 28th March 2015  

Hi Agnes do not worry I will not bother

Comments by Agnes on 27th March 2015  

hi Frank if joined a few of us would leave

Comments by Frank Barnard on 27th March 2015  

Hi I think somebody did try but it went quite.

Comments by Jane Maxfield on 26th March 2015  

Hi Frank because no one ever asked well not for a very long time and we only like floral macs why do you not start a mixed one yourself then you never know who might turn up

Comments by Frank Barnard on 24th March 2015  

Hi Jane why not let males join your group

Comments by Colin Porter on 19th March 2015  

I saw a video clip of a woman launching a USA navy ship during WW11 whilst wearing a plastic mac.

Comments by Ken on 19th March 2015  

Hi who cares were they came from lets hope they make a comeback ASP

Comments by Frank Barnard on 18th March 2015  

Hi Jane I think they are much older probably came from America

Comments by Jane Maxfield on 18th March 2015  

Hi does any body know when the plastic mac first came out I had one in the late fifties as a school girl was it British made the first macs.

Comments by BEVERLEY MR on 13th March 2015 

hi di hi thurs peggy in white pakamc with rain bonnet

Comments by BEVERLEY MR on 10th March 2015 

on monday hi di high programe. very brief but about half way through girl in pink pakamac

Comments by Frank Barnard on 10th March 2015  

hi Agnes yes i know any ladies do have a plastic mac are over sixty and beyond but were are they I never seen any

Comments by Agnes on 4th March 2015  

Frank lots of women have plastic macs most are over sixty the younger women want the latest fashion .

Comments by Jane Maxfield on 28th February 2015  

Hi Frank Barnard you are wrong my friends and myself have plastic macs what do you expect someone to call in a mac wake up and smell the coffee

Comments by Gareth on 27th February 2015 

Hi does anybody in Canada read this blog in Tronto there used to be a shop under a hotel near the CN tower that sold just plastic and pvc macs must be some mac fans there lets hear from you.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 25th February 2015 

Realising that Susie now lives in Spain, I have to agree with Frank.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 25th February 2015  

Hi women wearing plastic macs in the UK Brian there is more chance of seeing the Dodo

Comments by Brian Humphries on 24th February 2015 

If any of our male contributors doubt whether or not women have a genuine love of plastic macs, I would invite them to investigate "Plastique Unique Rainwear" on the net, and view Susie's Gallery 1. If those pictures do not convince you, then nothing will. Good viewing!!

Comments by Ken on 23rd February 2015  

HI Gareth you are probably right I have not seen one been worn for many a long year most a pity

Comments by Gareth on 21st February 2015  

Hi I do not think they is any woman in the uk who has a plastic mac afraid they are a thing of the past

Comments by scotty on 17th February 2015 

Hi did anyone see the latest episode of East Enders as Dot Cotton sports a plastic raincoat. Perhaps this look will become more popular..

Comments by Colin Porter on 16th February 2015 

Hi Frank,

For once I agree with you.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 13th February 2015  

hi I thought this blog was for plastic macs

Comments by BJ on 9th February 2015  


View NO 100 000

Wonder if Brian ever dreamed his board would get so muchg attention....

Comments by Andy on 7th February 2015  

Hi you are right mate that's what I call a plastic mac in plastic mac art have not seen one of them for real for donkey years

Comments by Gareth on 4th February 2015  

If anybody wants to see a real plastic as they should be then look at Plastic mac Artwork

Comments by Jane Maxfield on 3rd February 2015  

Hi Ken I said I did not want emails off men thats why I have deleted my email and you are wrong ladies do read this blog and love macs a couple have been in touch and if anymore want to just write on this blog and I will give another email you and Frank just like to moan smile and the world smiles with you.

Comments by Ken on 29th January 2015  

Hi Frank I also read that It was more trench macs still they all help and Jane I thought you only wanted to talk to other women you will not find any here.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 27th January 2015  

Hi Jane I do think positive its just I tell the truth its said in one newspaper this week that the mac is back lets hope so

Comments by JANE MAXFIELD on 22nd January 2015  

HI Frank do you ever think positive.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 15th January 2015  

Ken you right but finding a woman to wear one a camel through the eye of a needle springs to mind.

Comments by Ken on 13th January 2015  

Why all the fuss over a hood the mac is what counts

Comments by Agnes on 7th January 2015  

Hi Jane and myself have seen a few ladies in all sorts of nice macs of late

Comments by sam146 on 7th January 2015  

I wave the flag in favour of the hood - integral or attached. Not only do you avoid the risk of the rain seeping through any gap between rainhat and mac, you also get the maximum sensual experience - the noise of the rainwater beating down and the PVC aroma, in particular. It's a lovely snug feeling to walk in the downpour with the hood tied up.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 2nd January 2015  

Elizabeth Anne red mac or no red mac stop flirting with me you are married now do you think the man in the moon is a mac lover as well.

Comments by Elizabeth Anne on 1st January 2015  

Hi let's get back to Frank

Comments by Scotty on 31st December 2014 

Well folks, my preference is a mac without a hood and worn with a folding rainbonnet/mate. I have lots of these in assorted colours and patterns.
The rainhat just sets off the classic look and carrying a folding rainmate in your pocket is easy to wear in emergencies as it is so small and compact. Mind you they are pretty fragile and tear easily when windy.
Not too keen on the rainhood type hat as they look so big. Perhaps we can start a mac and rainbonnet revival, what do you all think.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 31st December 2014  

Hi lets get back to macs

Comments by Susan on 29th December 2014  

I love the visor style rain bonnets too Roy. I have loads, bought 2 spotty ones hust last week.

Comments by Roy on 28th December 2014  

Hi Susan and Cole , it's nice to know that we agree that wearing a rain hood with our coats instead of a fixed hood is the preferred choice when out in the rain. But I still prefer wearing the visor type rain hood than the flimsy concertina one. The reason is because the visor type is made of a stronger material , covers more of your head and extends over you coat collar giving complete protection. You may not see many guys wearing them , but as I said earlier (7th Dec)I wear one that has a visor , is clear with black trim and fits nicely over my collar and there is nothing to beat them when out in the rain.