“THIS IS MANCHESTER – WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY HERE” – Tony Wilson
Manchester, arguably the creative capital of the North – bustling with characters and thick Mancunian accents – it’s an all round kind hearted City. With the likes of Oasis, The Courteeners and The Stone Roses – Manchester is known across the globe for producing iconic music, football teams and fashion. Full of individual pockets, you can pretty much find something for everyone here. Want a posh dinner? Head to Spinningfields. Fancy a pint whilst watching live music? Head to the Northern Quarter. Want to get dressed up to the nines? Head to Cloud 23 at The Hilton.
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Cropped black tee – ‘In rain we GRAFT’.
I feel like this is coming across as a MASSIVE ad for Manchester, haha. But in all honestly I’m just in love with the City of ‘Madchester’. I’ve spent the best part of eight years here. Little ol’ 18 year old Imogen moved to the North from her home town in Nottinghamshire. I was just a shy girl back then with big ambitions. Manchester was the place to be, Manchester is the place to be. Ever since I moved here I knew I would settle. So you can imagine when I was contacted by Manchester based fashion brand ‘Graft’ I was honoured to showcase some of their funky Manchester inspired fashion pieces.
I feel like an adopted Mancunian wearing ‘GRAFT’. I see Manchester as my
second home first home so to be showcasing this independent brand I feel honoured. ‘GRAFT’ are a Manchester based brand that sells both men’s and women’s clothing, prints and tote bags. If you’re after a cool, alternative slogan tee or jumper, Graft is your place!
Their slogan tee’s feature Manchester inspired slogans that everyone can appreciate no matter where they’re from. A totally relatable brand with totally rad clothing. They’ve got some exciting new designs coming out soon too – so you don’t want to miss their new launches. Make sure you give them a cheeky follow to stay up to date.
FIVE REASONS WHY I LOVE MANCHESTER
There’s so much to do.
From gig venues like Warehouse Project and Gorilla, the nightlife is something to get excited about. I’ve had some incredible nights out boogieing until the early hours.
If you love food…
Manchester is made up of little pockets. The Northern Quarter gives you New York vibes. Busy and bustling, packed with quirky bars and vintage shops. Deansgate is fitting for a chart music lover with bars like Revolution and Sugar Buddah. Then there’s Spinningfields if you’re after a cocktails kind of night with entertainment at the likes of Neighbourhood.
Manchester has a community vibe. Although it’s a massive City it still manages to keep the community spirit. What you see is what you get. Down to earth, fun loving people!
So many great bands have come out of Manchester. Oasis, The Courteeners, The Smiths, The Chemical Brothers. The list goes on. What’s your favourite Mancunian band?
‘In rain we graft’ – baseball shirt – £22.50
Thanks to the lovely people at GRAFT I have a grey slogan sweatshirt worth £30 and a quirky Manchester bee keyring to giveaway! How cool is that!? All you have to do is head over to my Instagram and follow me and GRAFT, share the photo on your Instagram story and comment on the competition photo ‘done’. Make sure you’re following both of us though because I will be checking when the winner is picked at random.
- You must follow GRAFT on Instagram here.
- You must follow me on Instagram here.
- You must screenshot the instagram post and post it to your story tagging @imogenroseig
- You must leave a comment on the competition photo over on my instagram.
- You must be living in the UK.
- I will post the item within 5 days of the winner being announced.
- I will post it 2nd class signed for delivery.
- Once I have posted the item any damage or loss is at fault of the delivery company, I am not held responsible after posting.
- The winning prize cannot be exchanged for money or be returned.
- The prize includes the grey slogan jumper in a size small and a Manchester bee keyring. The grey slogan jumper has been used for modelling purposes only.
- Competition ends on the 7th December 2017.
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