Although plastic macs were allowed as part of our school uniform, they had to be grey, grey-black, or black, to harmonise with the navy blue basic uniform.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.There were plenty of warm sunny summer days that my parents would dress me warm for.
Both the shops used to carry a very extensive range. An excellent contribution from Plasticjiffymac, outlining the agonies and ecstasies of waterproof enthusiasm.
They stock excellent,low-priced nylon macs,in both navy and black.
They have both zips and popper fastening and attached hoods. But today I had a beautiful sighting-an authentic navy blue nylon mac, pulsating with the wearer's every move. Didn't get chance to speak, so there was no liaison, but plenty of inspiration!
The sun was so vivid, the mac appeared almost ROYAL BLUE!
I was standing at the lake, near to Isobel's house, hoping she would appear, but not on this occasion.
However, a few girls did have their own way, and I recall a beautiful see-through mac in a vivid emerald green, well worn.