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.

In Memory of Johnny Winter

The iconic Blues Guitarist, Singer, songwriter and producer, Johnny Winter, unexpectedly passed last week on July 16th 2014 at age 70, just two days after his performance at the Cahors Blues Festival in France. Winter was also scheduled to start his U.S. tour August 1st with his newest album, Step Back, set to release September second of this year, featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. Among his musical achievements, Johnny Winter produced three Grammy-Award winning albums for Muddy Waters and was also inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.

With his forthcoming album still set to release in September, here are a few T-Shirts for his fans to remember him by.

Roots Tee

Logo Tee

Signature Tee


Lollapalooza 2014

The famous Lollapalooza turns 23 this year, known as one of the longest going music festivals in the United States and is only continuing to get bigger as time passes. This year, Eminem will be headlining the festival in Grant Park, along with Outkast and Calvin Harris, just name a few, so there’s no wonder why tickets have been sold out for months now. Aside from your normal Music Festival experience, there are a ton of other attractions to keep you as well as your screaming children occupied.

Kids ages 10 and under get in for free, and are able to hit up “Kidzapalooza” for free also. This festival within a festival, will feature live shows for the kids as well as multiple children oriented music workshops and snack spots.
 The Grub

With Chicago’s own celeb chef, Graham Elliot hand selecting each of the local restaurants/food being served in ChowTown there is no question there will be some of the best Chicago food spots on site available for dining. From your average Chicago style hot dogs and pizza, to your not so average Lobster Corn Dogs and Spicy Mongolian Beef Baos , there will be a little something for every to “chow” on.

Now getting back to the real reason you’re all going, the music. With well over 50 different acts performing in just 3-day span, you can expect to get enough concerts under your belt for the rest of the year. And you will also probably need some cool Band/Artist merchandise to rock at the shows. As always, we’ve got you covered on that end. Let us know who you are most looking forward to seeing in the comment section and check out a few tees I picked below.

Eminem Horror Tee

Calvin Harris X-Ray Tee

Cage The Elephant Tiny Little Robots Tee

Nas Posterized Tee

RIP Tommy Ramone

July 11th marked a very sad day for punk rock/music fans worldwide, when it was announced that Tommy Erdelyi, better known under his stage name, Tommy Ramone, as the drummer for one of the most influential Punk Rock bands in music history had passed away. He was the last living member of The Ramones, passing at the age of 65. He had been undergoing hospice treatment at his home in Queens, New York for his battle with Bile Duct Cancer.

Legendary is a total understatement to describe this remarkable musician. Being that The Ramones are one of the most popular bands in the history of music, let alone punk rock, Tommy’s legacy as well as the rest of the band members will live on through all of their timeless music and their merchandise. Pay homage to this incredible group of individuals that shaped Rock n Roll Culture with a nice keep sake in the form of a tee shirt or tank top. Gone, but never could The Ramones possibly be forgotten.

“It wasn’t just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.” – Tommy Ramone, 1978

Shop Ramones Band Merchandise here

New Balance 574 Series

New Balance is a staple brand in both American footwear as well as across the pond (UK). Known for their classic silhouettes and use of quality materials, these affordable pairs will help you turn some heads this summer. I’ll quickly touch on our newest pairs from the classic 574 series with pairs available for both Men and Women. Check it out.

Men’s 574 Stadium Jacket Pack $74.99

Inspired by retro 90′s stadium/varsity jackets, these 574′s give you a classic New Balance fit with a modern technology feel, using multiple materials throughout these shoes. Nylon mesh toe-box, tongue, and accents on the upper accompanied by New Balance’s classic suede around the entire shoe. The tongue on these 574′s are a bit different than the classic 574′s using a thinner cut, padded mesh.
Women’s 574 Island Pack $79.99

Here’s one of the three colorways from the women’s Island Pack. Inspired by the leisure of a tropical vacation, the entire textile upper is done in a Bermuda Blue paired with peach and navy accents throughout the shoe on top of a clear ice outsole. Rock these with your favorite shorts and show off the colorful “island” palm print on the tongue and sockliner.
Mens’ 574 Island Pack (was $88.00) $82.95

We also have two colorways from the Men’s 574 Island Pack in stock. Both pairs using that same textile upper and “island” palm printed sock liner as well as the clear ice outsoles. Definitely both hot shoes for the summertime.

Shop the rest of our New Balance sneakers here, and let us know which pair you’re picking up for your summer rotation in the comments below.


Onitsuka Tiger by Asics

Onitsuka Tiger has been around since the late 60′s when legendary Track & Field Coach, Bill Bowerman had the idea to incorporate two of the current Onitsuka Tiger designs into his own  models for runners. Fast forward to present day and you can find various Onitsuka Tiger models on the shelves of stores all around the world. With that being said, we have a ton of different classic models as well as the newer additions to the brand in various colorways available. Take a look.

Mexico 66

There’s a LOT of Mexico 66 colorways  and styles in stock from the classics to the newer slip-ons available for both Men and Women. There’s an array of materials used, with some being a nylon based upper and of course the traditional leather upper pairs as well.
Ultimate 81

Multiple colorways available in the Ultimate 81 silhouette for both Men and Women. Above is the Castle Rock/Yellow colorway for men and for the ladies is the Black/White and Teal Color. These are a very lightweight shoe with a little bit thicker sole than seen on the Mexico 66.
Other Various Models

There’s countless pairs from Onitsuka Tiger in stock right now, so be sure to browse our entire collection online. Let us know which pair you’re going with for the summer in the comments below.


Crystal Castles – Band Merchandise

The dynamic duo of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass, better known for the experimental electronic group, Crystal Castles, formed in Toronto in 2004. Ethan and Alice have been touring all over the world since 2008 with both members spinning  CC inspired DJ sets in between their tours/performances as of late. From Coachella performances, to they’re “home made” music video aesthetic, they appeal to a unique group of fans and draw in a lot of different people looking for something to enjoy and be apart of.

Although they are “boxed in” as an electronic group, they have a very distinct sound unlike any other group in their genre. The seemingly dark tones give their music more of a rebellious or goth feel as opposed to the pop crap garbage you’d hear on the radio. There’s still no sign of a release date for their upcoming album (IV) but we’re hoping for at least some official info by the end of this year. Check out our new Band Merchandise from Crystal Castles and support your favorite group of the underground. While we wait for any new release info, let’s take a trip down memory lane with one of their hit singles, Crimewave: