Whistles icon: James Dean

30.08.2015

Despite his career being cut tragically short, James Dean left a lasting impression on men’s fashion. With the release of the biopic ‘Life’ just around the corner, we took the chance to look at the celebrated actor’s iconic style.

Directed by Anton Corbijn, ‘Life’ is about the friendship formed between James Dean (Dane DeHann) and photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson). The biopic centres on a journey made by the two from Los Angeles to New York and onto Dean’s childhood home in Indiana. For an actor who starred in only three films – Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant – Dean’s influence on modern culture has been remarkable, thanks in no small part to the photographs taken by Stock for Life magazine at the end of that journey.  

Dean was part of the youthful wave that took casual staples like jeans and T-shirts as the foundation of their wardrobe, making them the first generation that looked significantly different to their parents. To emulate Dean’s classic style, pair our Harrington Jacket with the Everyday Regular T-shirt and our slim fit 19:05 jeans.

 Life opens in cinemas on September 25th

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