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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"...

1382 user comment(s) below:-

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.

Comments by Elizabeth Anne on 28th December 2014  

Yes Susan and Cole that is the look I prefer also, although ldeally I have a good umbrella (ie not mis-shapen, a decent size and a nice bold color, and definitely NOT a $2 job from the Reject Shop). If a brolly is inconvenient or I don't have one, a rain bonnet is always a better alternative than a hood, especially if the coat you're wearing doesn't have one, which most of mine don't.

The only time I ever wore a hood was when the kids were in pushers in the 80s, when you needed both hands free and you couldn't buy a new plastic concertina hat that would last five minutes.

Peter and I hope everybody had a happy Christmas, and best wishes for 2015.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 24th December 2014 

Merry Christmas to all, although I don't think we will be seeing much rain.....

Comments by Susan on 23rd December 2014  

Yes Cole, that's the look I like to wear.

Merry Xmas everyone.

Comments by Cole Porter on 22nd December 2014  coleport39 

How about combining Roy's preferences (7th December) with Frank's likings (20th December)? A women in a hooded (and belted) mac with the hood down and a rainhood for her hair? Especially the concertina pleated ones.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 20th December 2014  

If a woman wears a mac with a hood up and has high heels and is slim it is great

Comments by Gareth on 17th December 2014  

Hi Merry Christmas to all pac a mac fans and keep the comments coming

Comments by Susan on 16th December 2014  

I agree BJ and Roy. Hoods should be worn down. I much prefer a mac with a collar and definitely no hood.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 15th December 2014  

Try hair spray

Comments by BJ on 14th December 2014  

I agree with Roy about hoods - I have always found them uncomfortable to wear, and completely unflattering on most women, as they hide their hair and ruin the shape of their face and head. On another forum somebody said they were like the bag they stick over your head just before they hang you.

But I know I'm in a minority. Put a series of pics up on flickr or somewhere of a lady in a hooded raincoat, and leave the hood down for a few of them, and you're guaranteed to cop whinging about it.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 12th December 2014 

I am still in waterproof love with Susan. I have a video clip of her, where she looks absolutely gorgeous, even before she puts on her plastic mac. Beautiful is too weak a word.

I hope we can reconcile our differences, somehow or other, and start meeting and macking.

Comments by roy on 7th December 2014  

Hi everyone ,I have only ever worn a pakamac once and that was in the 1980s in Bridlington.It served me well when I spent a few days there on holiday. But I now wear a water proof 3/4 length jacket that keeps me warm and dry in cold wet weather. I do not like wearing coats with hoods as they feel uncomfortable and move around a lot messing up your hair. To keep my hair dry and in place I wear a plastic rain hood which comes with black trim , has a visor and extends over my coat collar preventing rain water going down my neck.There is nothing to beat it for keeping you dry , as for what people think when they see me , well I don't really care I just think to myself this is 2014 and not the 1950s.

Comments by Ken on 23rd November 2014  

Hi Constance is it true that you have remarried of late.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 20th November 2014  

There are some very brave men about

Comments by Gareth on 20th November 2014 

Hi Elizabeth Anne and congratulations why does it become a problem most women I have known all say is it me or my mac you want why do you think like that if it was the other way around I would be only to happy to wear anything I bet Frank is heart broken good luck to you both Its good to have you back.

Comments by Sam on 19th November 2014  

Hi if there are any ladies who read this what do you think of men who wear Pac a macs or nylon do you think they are smart good or wimps or just silly old farts

Comments by Elizabeth Anne on 19th November 2014  

Hi everybody, in case anybody's missed me I've been quite busy for the last little while, getting married. Pete and I made it 'official' three weeks ago at a reception centre on the Great Ocean Road. Three weeks...who said it wouldn't last?

We all have 'preferences'. Pete does seem more attentive when I am wearing my nylon mac, or after I've been with him with it on for a while, but that is not the only way I can 'turn him on', he doesn't demand it on call, and there is nothing that can't happen without it. If I ever convince myself that the mac matters more than I do, or it is becoming a 'power play', then Houston we have a big problem, but until that day I am happy to accommodate his preference as long as that's all they are.

Supposed to be the wet season in SE Australia but apart from it raining all night last Saturday it's been bone dry.

Comments by Ken on 17th November 2014  

Hi Anna k or any other ladies out there Margaret lets hear from you or any other ladies.

Comments by Gareth on 15th November 2014 

Hi Anna k can we have some more comments about your pac a macs please

Comments by Ken on 14th November 2014  

Hi Frank do you not meet women dog walkers when you take yours for a walk try a smile and a chat not all women are after money they may even have a pac a mac

Comments by Frank Barnard on 11th November 2014  

Hi Agnes with respect I have tried that and only caught grasping females who were strangers to the truth I think I will stay with my old dog and forget pac a mac females.

Comments by Agnes on 10th November 2014  

Frank Barnard soft soft slow catch a monkey

Comments by Frank Barnard on 7th November 2014  

Hi Agnes you were married but when a women finds out a single man is into macs its another story

Comments by Agnes on 4th November 2014  

Hi I never thought of my late husbands love of plastic macs as perveted funny at first but harmless it just the same as black stockings or high heels or anything that turns men on.

Comments by Susan on 4th November 2014 

Gosh Ken, that was a few years ago. Sadly, I haven't heard from either of them for ages. I thought they were mac fans. At the time there were still a few shops in various towns there which still sold nylon macs, presumably for the holidaymakers. We would go and buy them. My local shops have either gone or stopped selling them. It's still easy though to buy plastic rain bonnets.

Comments by Ken on 3rd November 2014  

Susan were the women I saw you with in Wick mac fans do you still meet

Comments by Sam on 3rd November 2014  

Hi Jeff its a long time till then.

Comments by Jeff on 2nd November 2014  

Hello Sam, I will be in Blackpool again next September. Keep an eye on this forum.

Comments by Jeff on 2nd November 2014  

Hello Susan, you are right, Blackpool is no longer a mecca for plastic macs as I remember in the 1950's, when every shop seemed to have a stock of plastic macs with many souvenir shops hanging macs of all colours outside, fluttering in the wind. Happy memories !

Comments by Sam on 1st November 2014  

Hi Jeff I was just down the road.

Comments by Susan on 31st October 2014 

Sounds like a lovely day out in a plastic mac Jeff. I'm guessing that Blackpool is not the mecca it once was for plastic macs.

Comments by Susan on 31st October 2014 

Very true Sam, but they are women who don't like them and very few do. That would go for men too. We are all of us, men, women or whatever, in a minority for our love of the Pakamac and it's a fact that even fewer women like them. That's not disputed. I don't care, I'm just enjoying being a part of the community that does like macs.

Comments by Jeff on 30th October 2014  

Hello Sam, I'm sorry but I did not see your post until I returned from Blackpool, I arrived Wednesday afternoon (22nd Oct) and left Friday afternoon. I stayed in a B&B near the North Pier. Wednesday afternoon I walked from North Pier to Bispham in the rain wearing my Jeantex see-through plastic mac and then went to Fleetwood on the tram. On Thursday morning I walked between the North Pier and Central Pier and back again in the rain and then went on the bus from Blackpool to Poulten-le-Fylde on the bus and the then walked around Poulten wearing my mac. I really enjoyed myself ! Would you have been anywhere near ?

Comments by Frank Barnard on 29th October 2014  

Hi Sam all the women that I have known were just like that.

Comments by Sam on 28th October 2014  

Hi Susan I am one of the doubters as soon as a woman knows you are intrested in her because she wears plastic macs or you want her to wear plastic macs you go down in there eyes they look at and think pervert sad but true.

Comments by Susan on 28th October 2014 

Ken, my interest in macs, particularly Pakamacs began at a very young age. They were still very popular then. It also coincided with my awareness of my gender confusion. Feel free to contact me by email. That goes for anyone because I always endeavour to reply openly and honestly.

Comments by Ken on 27th October 2014  

Hi Susan did your intrest in macs start as a boy or a woman how do they differ.

Comments by Susan on 25th October 2014

I'd be surprised if there were many women who read the contributions to this site although I'm sure there are many around the world who share the special interest that I have for the garment.
Despite the doubters, there are loads of women who are quite happy to be photographed wearing 'pakamacs' and have them publicly available, as I do myself.
Obviously, for anyone who has taken the time to look at mine, they'll realise I'm not the gender my name suggests. It's the gender I feel I am though.

Comments by Gareth on 24th October 2014 

Hi Jane not very many write in stil I live in hope

Comments by Frank Barnard on 24th October 2014 

Hi Jane yes I would like to know that well genuine ones not somebody taking the mick.

Comments by Jane Maxfield on 23rd October 2014 

Hi does anybody know how many ladies read this blog it seems to men only who write in are there any ladies who like plastic macs floral macs out there lets hear from you all.

Comments by Sam on 21st October 2014  

Hi Jeff were in Blackpool will you be

Comments by Gareth on 20th October 2014 

Hi plenty of people wearing plastic macs at last weeks Japanese Grand Prix

Comments by Jeff on 19th October 2014  

I'll be in Blackpool next week and will be wearing my see-through plastic mac when it rains.

Comments by Jane on 18th October 2014 

Hi mac wearing men are thin on the ground these days but have seen one or two about town.

Comments by Ken on 17th October 2014  

HI Ainslie I do not know were you live but I see a few pac a mac wearing men if you would like a date with one then I am free.

Comments by Ainslie on 16th October 2014  

Hi Frank I have not seen one mac wearing any kind of mac for years let alone a plastic one.

Comments by Colin Porter on 15th October 2014 

Hi Gareth,
If you're not already familiar with Rainwear Central I recommend it to you.
If you ignore spitfire 617 (and you'll see why I say that) who seems to be trying to take the whole site over, there's a lot of photos you'll like, including some recent ones of the woman who you asked me about a month or so ago.
I think her name is Hannah.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 15th October 2014 

Hi young people do not care what you are wearing some old men give odd looks who cares wear your macs with pride.