Dating old photos hats
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.
As I have previously implied, I hav9e no doubt at all on the veracity of Stories website.
We waterproof enthusiasts must stick together and share as many experiences as possible. Jeff has mentioned the possibility of displaying my items in a museum-again a wonderfully creative idea.
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.
The comments are good, but the macs themselves would be even better.
I will not rest until I have acquired a genuine, grey-black, see-through, late 50s/early 60s plastic Pakamac, from the original Chadderton factory. Susan and Plastic Pakamac/Stories, real professionals! And no, I haven't read any of your material, Plastic Pakamac, but when my e-mails are sorted out, I will be investigating your resources further. Fascinating and I'm interested in contacting Pakamac.
In west London where I lived there were two shops that specialised in school uniforms one for boys and gents and the other for girls and both fully stocked pakamac plastic and nylon raincoats which were compulsory then at most schools in the area.
Oh, and I have been using the name Pakamac ever since the internet really got going in the early eighties, so that must give you some notion of my age... An excellent contribution from Plasticjiffymac, outlining the agonies and ecstasies of waterproof enthusiasm.