Such is Mackintosh's timeless, far-reaching appeal, it is often used as a generic term for any raincoat. However, only those bearing the esteemed and revered 'Mackintosh' label can be considered true originals. Dating all the way back to the 1820s, Charles Mackintosh invented a waterproof fabric that kept busy, style-conscious, city-centric types dry and looking great during Scottish downpours. Fast forward to today and the brand remains a staple in any style maven's everyday wardrobe. Reach for Mackintosh coats when cutting a classic-inspired dash. reimagined in various contemporary guises, these stay-dry essentials are as modern as they are established.