Stone-Dri, win a coat from the AW’11 collection! COMP NOW CLOSED

As if one jacket competition isn’t enough, we’re also giving you the chance to get your hands on a ready made piece of sartorial Mancunian excellence for absolutely free! When it comes to heritage menswear, the name Stone-Dri may not be instantly recognisable. However with the release of its first collection in over 35 years, this A/W’11, Stone-Dri is definitely a brand to watch. The new range consists of classic outerwear shapes, with advanced fabric qualities such as coated and waxed cottons and the mixing of Italian wools with durable fabrics. Considered fabrics, honest products with a keen attention to detail and outstanding quality, whilst remaining sensibly priced, are all key elements in the resurrection of this classic brand.

To help celebrate the launch of Stone-Dri’s first collection in 35 years they are offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a jacket of their choice from the A/W’11 range.

All you have to do is sign up to the Stone-Dri Newsletter HERE (bottom right hand corner) and then answer the question below by submitting a comment:

What do you think is the best thing to come out of Manchester in the past 35 years?

(The winner will be announced in 2 weeks time).


If you are under the age of eighteen (18) you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before you enter this competition. All Entrants must be 18+ .The winner will be picked at random and be notified on how to obtain their chosen prize. Only one entry will be accepted per person for this competition, and this will be the first entry received.The prize(s) must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred or exchanged. There will be no cash alternative. Once prizes have been allocated and despatched they cannot be transferred.



  1. It’s already been mentioned but quite simply sound.

    I could list numerous bands / artists because there’s such a plethora of them.

    Without the Manchester music scene the world would be a quieter, poorer place!

  2. Shaun Ryder and every single story I hear about the guy.

  3. Ste Collins

    I once stole a pair of cowboy boots out of a very famous Manchester television building that looked bloody great………………………………..either that or Mario Balotelli’s bat shit crazy life style and home made firework extravaganza’s!

  4. William Itwasreallynothing

    It has to be the combined genius of Morrissey and Marr

  5. Graeme Park – shit, he’s Scottish. Sasha – shit, he’s Welsh. Oh, Peter Hook and New Order then.

  6. fin kelly


  7. Private White V.C and the Cooper and Strollbrand Factory, the epitome of what Manchester is all about IMO, from it’s working class roots and courageous history to solid well built craftsmanship and good old fashioned hard work.

  8. The best thing to come out of Manchester? The weather – otherwise I wouldn’t be quite so concerned about buying so many jackets.

  9. Andy Pirrie

    Factory records – not just the music but everything around it – the marketing, the artwork, the ambition, the range, the style…………

  10. John Cooper Clarke, even though he’s from Salford.

  11. sharma gaskill

    The best thing to come out of Manchester has to be music, so many good ones.

  12. FC United of Manchester. Real football for Real fans.

  13. Marble/Knott Bar/Angel/fringe/castle/cask/Tib street chippy/United Footware on Oldham st for “hidden gems”/Cyprus Tavern/trams to Old Trafford because there always free for some strange reason/Man uniteds treble season/ everybodys favourite shop Oi Polloi although I liked it better in Tib Street/& a lttle boozer called the New Oxford with comes under Salford but is in M3 which at the moment is turning me into a binge ale drinker & last but not least the big father christmas that sits on the town hall every year!

  14. Swiss James

    It’s not where you’re from, it’s where your at.

    Also, butter pie.

  15. The ‘We Saw You Run On The Telly,’ chant aimed at West Ham after their poor show at Old Traford on the (in)famous Hooligan documentary.

    The Smiths.

    Them Clark’s suede shoes with the rubber sole from Oasis market circa ’85.

    Gordon Strachan.

    Semi Flares – not the barmy Madchester mega flares just a nice simple, semi flare.

    The Festival Of The Tenth Summer.

  16. Elliott Galloway

    Best thing to come out of Manchester? You’re going to get a load of people saying the Roses after recent news but after listening to The Complete Stone Roses album every weekend while working as a Saturday boy at Harry Ford in the Leeds Corn Exchange, it’s got to be them for me. They’ve given me so much pleasure over the years.

    Also, while it is fashionable to criticise Oasis for what they went on to be, don’t forget how awesome Definitely Maybe was when you first put the turquoise CV in and Rock n Roll Star swaggered into life. People forget the great B sides and sleeve photography of the early singles and the towering triumph that is Whatever. Those boys come a close second to me but it isn’t all love for my Cross-Pennine rivals; I can’t abide The Smiths and The Fall and New Order to me are stupidly over-rated. Musically though, Manchester outshines the rest of us in the North.

  17. What do I think is the best thing to come out of Manchester in the past 35 years?

    Fucking easy answer this. It is of course the Stone-Dri jacket of my choice from the A/W’11 range which I will be winning by submitting this boss comment here.

    Hand it over, ta la.

  18. Judy Finnigan is from Manchester, seem to remember her coming out of something live on TV a few years back.

  19. Was going to say Michelle Keegan’s chesticles.

    But I’ll go with the poet/lyricist S W Ryder.

  20. Best thing to come out of Manchester in the past 35 years – as well as the great music, Marble Beers!

  21. Best “thing” from Manchester is the army of fantastic bands and musicians, way too many to mention here. It’s like Manchester alone spawned “indie-rock”.

  22. Best thing to come out of Manchester in the past 35 years, is Mark E.Smith & The Fall. imho.

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