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So usually about once a year you were taken to get fitted, usually for a gabardine raincoat and a pakamac to fit over the top ,then you were fully measured for both so you got the correct fitting .Both the shops used to carry a very extensive range. An excellent contribution from Plasticjiffymac, outlining the agonies and ecstasies of waterproof enthusiasm.The seams and general workmanship are, admittedly, a little crude, compared with Pakamac's excellent standards, but they are beautifully relaxing and comfortable to wear. Of course,if you are like myself and my fellow enthusiasts,you will probably try both routes! As for Isobel, she still remains my ultimate waterproof pin-up.Just "follow the yellow-brick road", and let us know how you fare. Some months ago, on a very hot afternoon, I took some selfies of me in one of my navy Stay-Dry nylon macs, and these are on display on my Flickr site.On especially hot days, I was allowed to keep my hood down but most of the time I had to wear it up.Pakamac may be gone, unfortunately, but the tradition is kept going by "Stay Dry", "PVC-U-Like", and one or two others.So if you would like to chat too with a very Pakamac experienced person like yourself then please feel free to contact me [email protected] where hopefully we can chat freely l am sure you will be glad you did.regards Alan John,if you after a brand new nylon mac,buttoned,collared,in the traditional Pakamac style,you may have problems.
Because the girls preferred the more colourful macs, which were frowned upon, it followed that far more boys wore the standard plastic Pakamacs than girls.
When plastic macs reappeared with a vengeance, in the late 70s, the attached hoods were one of the most attractive features.
For my part, I love attached hoods as they make the items so much more alluring.
There were plenty of warm sunny summer days that my parents would dress me warm for.
Others would be running around in summer dresses and I would be wearing my Mac and Wellingtons, often with the hood up and a scarf.In the meantime, I will keep searching for those cherished gems from Chadderton....... I have just discovered the site and have very much enjoyed reading all the comments with interest bringing back old memories of when I was taken to get fitted for school rainwear or my sisters .