8 Jul 2011


005 by Vintage Vision
005, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

It isn't very often that you see a mac in such condition as this one and considering it is from the 60s this one is a prime example. It is in a coffee and cream colour with a detachable tie belt and button front. It is a small garment and is available for £40 at Vintage Vision.
PS. More rain is forecast !

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    A lady came into the shop yesterday, her eye having been caught by this Dannimac near the door. She was peering very closely at it, and so S and I approached her for a chat, whereupon she told us that she used to work at the Dannimac factory in Brynmawr, and had a hand in making these very garments.

    She remembered the line well, and her task was to make the facings - "It was a horrible job!" she laughed.

    She went on to say that she always envied the co-worker next to her on the production line, who made the tie-belts - "An easy job!" she exclaimed.

    It's always lovely to have an insight into the origin and history of a garment, but this conversation ended on a slightly downbeat note, as our friend reminded us that the manufacturing processes were eventually moved "out East" and the Brynmawr factory closed down.

    But who knows? Unlikely as it may have seemed until recently, the sweeping changes presently taking place worldwide could encourage a return, even if in a comparatively small way, to the tradition of British-made quality clothing once again. We can but hope.

    But in the meantime, it's great that Vintage Vision plays a part in keeping the tradition of British textile and garment manufacture - or at least the history of it - alive and kicking, just by allowing and encouraging conversations like ours of yesterday to take place!