Pakamac rain coat

Front view of a rain coat showing the button fastening. Side view of a rain coat showing the long sleeves. Rear view of a rain coat showing the length. Side view of a rain coat showing the long sleeves.
Front view of a rain coat showing the button fastening. Side view of a rain coat showing the long sleeves. Rear view of a rain coat showing the length. Side view of a rain coat showing the long sleeves.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 004975
Country
Date
1950 - 1970

Description

A navy blue 'Pakamac' brand three quater length rain coat with five buttons, pockets and collar. Pakamac's were often sold with a storage pouch or pocket (not present with this example) made from the same material, and were marketed as the 'Raincoat in your pocket'. Women's examples were usually accompanied by a rain hood of the same material. Early examples, manufactued by Servitor Plastic Products Limited, Manchester had welded seams, pockets, button holes and buttons. This later mid 20th century example is stitched throughout and has buttons probably made of polyester.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

woven: "Packamac of England Nylon Rainwear." (label in neck)
Dimensions
Length
1120mm
Method Note
fibre
thread
fabric
construction
Colour Note
navy