Where are the pacamac lovers?

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Curiousb
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by Curiousb » November 30th, 2019, 10:59 am

I'm also a pacamic lover. I remember buying my first new pacamic from a shop called Big Six in Ambleside, cumbria, it was a shop which specialised soley in rainwear and on reflection must have been a fetish delight.

My pacamic was a black single breasted trench style with a belt and I loved wearing it over my suit on rainy days when going to work. The sound and feel was amazing.

WealdenMac
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by WealdenMac » November 30th, 2019, 12:37 pm

Curiousb wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 10:59 am
I'm also a pacamic lover. I remember buying my first new pacamic from a shop called Big Six in Ambleside, cumbria, it was a shop which specialised soley in rainwear and on reflection must have been a fetish delight.

My pacamic was a black single breasted trench style with a belt and I loved wearing it over my suit on rainy days when going to work. The sound and feel was amazing.
Big Six was Arthur and Audrey Prescott's shop in Ambleside which preceded their Lakeland Elements operation. They were both very sociable and huge supporters of the Mackintosh Society in its early days. I for one am extremely grateful to them for supporting our "cause" for so long.

cagoulion
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by cagoulion » November 30th, 2019, 1:14 pm

It may seem strange but I was asking this question earlier this week. I buy a lot of rainwear and although the proper Pakamacs were never really my thing driectly I do buy a few just to save them from landfill. In that case usually I'll monitor the local shops to see if one which is there in good condition finds a home or not. Ultimately if it doesn't they will reduce it to a paltry sum to try to get rid of it. I am noticing that more and more with Pakamacs that the little old ladies who used to buy them aren't buying as many. One of my local shops has tw really good examples at £3 each and there has been little interest shown in them. If you are interested in Pakamacs this is the time the charity shops have the most of them with the onset of winter and at very cheap prices.

MrDoudy
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by MrDoudy » November 30th, 2019, 7:14 pm

I am old enough to have regularly worn a plastic Pakamac when a boy. My mum bought me one to save my expensive navy blue school gabardine raincoat for school only. At all other times she made me wear my plastic Pakamac. I didn't need any persuading as I enjoyed wearing it and continued to do so well into my 20s and even beyond. Nylon macs didn't come in till well after I'd left school and it was only in more recent years that I acquired some. I've found seaside town charity shops the best places to buy plastic or nylon macs and also to wear them as even when not raining, there's often spray coming from the sea from which they provide perfect protection.

Of course there are many other makes of such macs but somehow I always get a special thrill at looking inside a plastic or nylon mac and finding the Pakamac label and also finding any other information online about Pakamacs. The Museum of plastics in Bournemouth has an example of a long 5 button men's navy blue Pakamac; see https://www.modip.ac.uk/artefact/aibdc-004975. From the picture it looks to be a nylon mac. Another site online for lovers of Pakamacs is http://www.historyworld.co.uk/advert.php?id=1089 .

Andyf08
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by Andyf08 » November 30th, 2019, 7:46 pm

Mrdoudy I have a couple of those 5 button pacamacs. Had to wear one as a child at school. Hated them then but love them now.

JellyMan
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by JellyMan » November 30th, 2019, 8:25 pm

Having started the topic, I have to admit, I have never owned a proper packamac. In fact as a child I never had a plastic mac of any kind, but access to plastic pants meant for my younger brothers. I did have a navy nylon mac, a rubbery lined nylon cagoule (over the head style), unlined nylon sports shorts and a shiny jacket that looked like plastic but was sort of shiny cotton (looked nicer than it felt). Despite all his nylon, my first love is unlined plastic.

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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by Kinky-In-Scotland » December 1st, 2019, 3:18 pm

To be honest, I've really enjoyed the resurgence of the heavier duty rainwear content on the site recently, the photos Phee and Rachel have been sharing have reignited my interest in the site, I have to admit, the way the site was becoming mac and cagoule orientated over the past year was making me consider leaving as that's not really my thing, but I'll hang in there for a while given the upturn in interest for me.
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1000Raincoats
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by 1000Raincoats » December 1st, 2019, 7:42 pm

I am from denmark and love nylon raincoats. I have most nylon coats but also have some PVC rain pockets.I love my nylon raincoats and wear them everyday. Even if it doesn't rain.

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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by annabell-cagoule » December 1st, 2019, 8:22 pm

Still here, wear nylon cagoule almost every day and always have a selection in my car! Kway, peter storm,
Regatta and many other random brands x
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Rives
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Re: Where are the pacamac lovers?

Post by Rives » December 3rd, 2019, 3:09 pm

The pakamac was always the raincoat of choice for my mother. In milder months worn alone wheb it rained. In cooler months, worn over a lined mackintosh

I had no choice and this was the way all the way through school, buttoned to the neck

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