Observations, Experiences and Adventures in Rainwear with Kristine
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Rainwear Nostalgia - Single and Double Texture Macs
Single & Double Texture Rubber Macs
Over the past couple of years, I have noticed an increase in mail from enthusiasts reminiscing about the good old days back in the 50's, 60 and 70's when women were frequently seen dressed in rubberised single or double texture cotton mackintoshes, a subject I have touched upon before.
While it is unlikely that the rubberised mackintosh will ever make a return to most women's wardrobes due in part to the high price of the currently available single and double texture macs (which includes the classic double texture riding mac) I know that the crisp, smart look of these classic raincoats along with the highly distinctive natural rubber aroma and recognisable rustle and swish when worn out is greatly missed by many rainwear devotees old enough to remember the 50, 60's and 70's. Note: I remember the 70's.
Based on my own personal observations and experiences, the single or double texture mackintosh which includes the riding mac is not as popular with enthusiasts as mackintoshes produced in shiny black rubber surfaced cotton (also known as wigan or wiggan). However, I am starting to see more email's seeking information and above all requests for photos featuring single and double texture macs and especially riding macs. This begs the question: is it time to consider buying a new rubber riding mac. What do you think?