In Memory of Marilyn Monroe

August 5, 1962 is the day remembered as the date of world renowned model, actress, singer, and film producer, Marilyn Monroe’s tragic passing. Still to this day Monroe is recognized as one of the most influential pop and cultural icons in the world. Her acting career started when 20th Century Fox executive, Ben Lyon had heard about her (already) successful modeling career, and offered Monroe a six-month contract. At the time she was still going by her legal name, Norma Jean, but Lyon and her decided on Marilyn Monroe after tossing around multiple stage name ideas for the upcoming star. Shortly following, Monroe’s career was propelled into stardom and fame for the rest of her life, covering various magazine covers and portraying famous roles on the big screen.

From famous movies in the 1950′s to countless magazine covers and famous photo shoots, the female icon is always remembered, and her image alone is recognized through all kinds of merchandise worldwide. Although her legacy and countless pieces of work is recognized and celebrated everywhere in the world, her memorial is something to remember Monroe by, not in the way she passed, but what she left behind, and her work will continue to live on for generations to come.

Breeze Tee

Here we have a t-shirt in Monroe’s honor, featuring a graphic image of one of the most famous and iconic photos of Ms. Monroe. This was taken at her signing/handprint ceremony in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
Faces Tee

This “Faces” tee is another pick of mine, featuring three different photos of Marilyn. Underneath the photos, reads one of Monroe’s famous quotes. “A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, & leaves before she is left.”
Beach Tee

This “Beach” Tee features a graphic image of Marilyn Monroe’s early modeling career, when she still had her natural hair color before her film career started.

 Shop the rest of Marilyn Monroe’s Merchandise here.

New at Dress Code: Spayground Backpacks

Back to School shopping is now in full effect which couldn’t be a better time and excuse to grab yourself a new backpack for the new school year. Not to mention, the new Sprayground backpacks and bags just hit our webstore in perfect timing for back to school shopping. You can check out the entire collection using the link above but I figured I would show a few my own personal picks from the new collection. Check ‘em out.

Varsity Shark Chenille Backpack

This Varsity Shark Backpack features a chenille shark face similar to that logo material on your letterman jacket with somewhat of a militant look like a B-52 Bomber plane. Features a large zipped inner pocket as well as a sleeve for that new laptop you just got for school.
Jewels Backpack

Go in on your first day shining with this Sprayground Jewels backpack. Featuring very detailed imagery of an array of gold jewelry from “rolex style” watches, diamond encrusted Jesus-piece pendants, and thick gold Cuban link chains. This backpack has padded mesh straps too, so all that bling won’t weigh you down. (also available in a duffle bag design)
Cut & Sew Backpack

Keep it classy (no pun intended) on your first day back to school with Sprayground’s Cut & Sew backpack. Features a black “croc” print with gold zipper/zipper track and outer zip pocket.

Check out the rest of the new Sprayground collection here, and let us know which piece you’re picking up for school or travel  in the comments below.

 

Fresh Jackets for Back to School

The new school year is right around the corner, and with that ridiculous load of homework also comes the cooler days of Fall. So with that in mind, I figured I would throw together a list of the best jackets for fall to help pull together your new snazzy back to school outfits. I will go over a few jackets for men as well as women so everyone can be looking good on their first day back to school. Check it out.

Denim

G-Star Mens Slim Tailor 3D Jacket

True Religion Womens Emily Western Jacket

Bomber

Volcom Mens Bombargo Jacket

Volcom In Flight Womens Jacket

Hooded

G-Star Troupman Hdd Longsleeve Overshirt Jacket

Hurley Womens Block Party Windbreaker

 

 

 

 

Bucket Hats at Dress Code

Bucket hats have been around for decades, being the signature hat of Gilligan (Gilligan’s Island) as well as Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and more recently have made a strong “comeback” within the streetwear and music industries. You can find a collection of bucket hats in various materials and patterns within almost any brands’ line nowadays. You can also find a few different variations of this popularized accessory from the classic bucket, to bell hats, and even “safari” hats. Here’s a good portion of the buckets in stock at Dress Code Clothing. Enjoy!

Akomplice Blue Dialation Bucket

From Akomplice’s Summer 2014 delivery, we have the bucket hat from their “Blue Dialation” Collection. A cool one color “tye dye” pattern in a navy blue color overtop a white bucket hat.
Volcom Estrada Bell Hat

From Volcom, comes the Estrada Bell Hat. Notice the difference between these and the Akomplice above. A similar crown construction to a snapback, with the button and five stitched panels and air-holes with a strip of fabric wrapping around the base connecting to the “bill”.
Crooks & Castles Headliner Bucket

Here’s one of Crooks & Castles Bucket Hats from their Summer Delivery. The “Headliner” is made from a soft brushed polyester fabric featuring an “all over print” of C&C in a very “Vogue-esque” form.
Famous SAS Buckets

Even Famous hopped onto the Bucket Hat trend. Above we have the “Homegrown” and “Paisley bucket hats. Both with “all over print” patterns with skulls into the design.