More and more I am going back to those early days of boy's plastic macs, and how I was so obsessed with them.
At school, on wet days, I could hardly concentrate on lessons, knowing so many of them were hanging in the cloakroom, drying so beautifully.
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.
I accidentally deleted it, hence my not being in touch.
Despite the wonderful convenience of Pakamacs, I have my eyes on an olive green heavy latex rubber mac, from Weathervain, and this may be my next purchase..for thought...a rubber mac...rubber mac...
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.