Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Raindrops Keep Falling

Festival season is nearly upon us and as any good festival goer knows that all you really need to survive the glut of overpriced noodles, overflowing toilets and shock downpours is a decent raincoat.  This year I will be taking inspiration from Singing in the Rain, and argue the case of the yellow PVC mac.  Yellow is often accused of being unflattering as, against a rather pale, British complexion, it can leave one looking dull and washed out.  Yet if ever there was a time for yellow PVC, festival season is surely it; sunny in colour, highly practical as a beacon to locate friends or a stray tent and most importantly you will be the envy of every plastic poncho clad lesser mortal around you!

Rubberised fabric or the ‘Macintosh’ goes back to 1824 and was patented in none other than sunny Scotland, home of our very own Armstrongs.  Luckily for us the manufacturers quickly overcame the product’s rather unusual smell, stiffness and tendency to melt in high temperatures and a fashion staple was born.

The little yellow stunner above will be available on Armstrongs Ebay from 9pm Sunday 30th April however if you are a little more country heritage than psychedelic rubber here is a wee selection of some of our super sexy Barbours and wax jackets.

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