The Mackintosh coat was invented by Charles Macintosh, (without the 'K'!) the Scottish chemist in the mid-1820s.
In 1823, Macintosh introduced a new method of making waterproof garments by using rubber liquified in coal tar naphtha to cement the two pieces of cloth together.
With the invention of vulcanised rubber in 1839, changes were made in Mackintosh rainwear and the new rubber fabric was used, which was able to withstand differing changes in temperature.
Since then, the company has been constantly experimenting with different fabrics and styles to design, manufacture and provide the best rainwear.
Mackintosh has become a popular name in the market of rainwear as this high luxury brand focusses on delivering excellent quality and design in all of their weather coats.
A Mackintosh coat can come in many different styles and can be produced from different fabrics. The Mackintosh range of products includes simple and classy coats to the trendier, more fashionable coats for the younger, fashion conscious generation. These coats are available in several colors and one can customise the lining, buttons and collar of the coat.
All of the Mackintosh coat range are still handmade by their many skilled and expert workers and are available for men and women, as well as children.
There are two classic collections available;
Duncan (for both men and women) and
Douglas (only for men)
Both are available on the Mackintosh website and at reputed clothing outlets all over the US.
A classic, simple Mackintosh coat will cost in the region of $400-600, whereas the more fashionable, trendier ones are available at around the $500-700 mark.
If you happen to be visiting England, then you may well be able to get hold of a customised Mackintosh coat at certain bespoke tailors in London in the price range of $1000.
In spite of their exclusive price tag, people are more than willing to spend out on a great Mackintosh coat because of their history, quality and durability.
Other brands in the rainwear collection like Burberry and DAKS lack the originality and uniqueness in their products.
Benefits of a Mackintosh coat:
• Mackintosh coats are available in simple designs as well as fashion forward trendy styles.
• A Mackintosh coat is made from high quality fabrics.
• Mackintosh coats are durable and long lasting and need not be replaced for a long time.
The Mackintosh Coat collection of traditional and fashion forward stylish coats are timeless and acquiring this luxury brand is trendy and fashionable in itself.
Further information is available on their website here