Many thanks to those enthusiasts who have been sharing with me their thoughts and experiences relating to classic rubber and vinyl (PVC) rainwear over the past few weeks.
Over the years, I have heard many “very personal” accounts from enthusiasts on this subject. Most of whom, clearly remember the first time they became aware of the seductive qualities of impermeable rainwear.
Since I first joined an online enthusiast group back in 1999, I would say that the majority of rainwear enthusiasts (who I have come into contact with) prefer shiny black rubber or vinyl mackintoshes over any other material.
Following closely behind comes single and double texture rubberised mackintoshes. Which includes the classic Riding Mac.
Accessories and footwear for many enthusiasts are very important when it comes to taking photographs of rainwear. Top of this list includes leather and rubber boots, leather or latex gloves, rain hats and sou’westers and of course riding crops and canes for “Mistress in her Mackintosh” fans.