The Mackintosh or Macintosh (abbreviated as Mac or Mack) is a form of waterproof raincoat, first sold in 1824, made out of rubberized fabric. The Mackintosh is named after its Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh, though a letter k is added by many writers. Although the Mackintosh style of coat has become generic, a genuine Mackintosh coat should be made from rubberized or rubber laminated material. Today Mackintosh is an established global brand respected by fashion houses around the world. They create the modern day” Mac” with traditional techniques and updated technology. Every coat maker has to undergo a three-year long apprenticeship to ensure that they can construct the outerwear to Macintosh’s specifications.
If we at Nitty Gritty where to base our sales of “Macs” solely on the old and proven market matrix of availability and demand the price would most certainly sky rocket and our stock that we keep would be done up before we could say Mackintosh. The fact is that a “Mac” is not that cheap to begin with but it’s certainly price worthy. There are not that many garments that owns the qualities of being traditional, functional, durable and just fantastically good looking at the same time. Today the Japanese owned Mackintosh has updated their collection with new designs and colours but the classics will always be the same. Our advice to you is to buy one today and save it for a rainy day