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Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl - Officially Licensed Black Label T-Shirt

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Regular price £65.00

Dirty Old Town

Available in Black, White & Navy.

Originally written by Salford born Ewan MacColl in 1949, this song paints a vivid picture of his hometown – a grey and polluted place populated with factories spewing smoke into the Lancashire skies and industrial waste into the local rivers.

Despite the gloomy imagery the lyrics so effectively conjure, it’s clear that MacColl loves his town – the grime, the dirt, the bellowing towers and the barren landscape. ‘Dirty Old Town’ is about pride and telling it like it is, not shame and wishful thinking. The IQ team has a very special relationship with MacColl’s masterpiece and wanted their favourite lines to form an integral part of their fledgling brand.

We first heard the song at Manchester United home games and, to us, it symbolises a hard and dirty life that was synonymous with an industrial city post-Second World War. Even today, there is still a sense from the people of Manchester that working hard and enjoying life go hand in hand. ‘Work hard and play hard’ embodies Manchester living, either as a native Mancunian or an adopted member of the city. Our brand wants to emphasise one key message: whatever you do, wherever you live, Freedom of Speech belongs to you.

‘Dirty Old Town’ is an officially licensed T-shirt and has been manufactured with full permission from Sony Music.

SIZE AND FIT

We have taken a classic weight of jersey fabric and designed it to look great either on its own or under a jacket/shirt. Our T-shirts are close fitting around the collar, sleeves and chest which gives a smart appearance.

All measurements are approximate and in cm.

SIZE S M L XL XXL
CHEST 100-104 105-109 110-114 115-119 120-124
HIP
100-104
105-110 110-115 115-120 120-125
LENGTH 68-72 70-74 72-76 74-78 76-80
SLEEVE LENGTH 18-22 19-23 20-24 21-25 22-26
MATERIAL AND CARE

Fabric details:

  • Made from 100% Cotton
  • Weight: 160gsm
  • Composition: 100% Cotton - Supima ‘Star’ 
  • Yarn Count: 2/72Ne 
  • Gauge: 28gg
  • MADE IN BRITAIN

Caring for your T-shirt:

  • Wash at 30°C 
  • Do not bleach 
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on a low heat 
  • Do not iron on print 
  • Do not dry clean 
  • Wash inside-out
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