During my recent foot surgery and subsequent enforced bed rest, I developed an addiction to Turner Classic Movies (TCM). One of the films I really enjoyed was “East of Eden” starring the brilliant James Dean as Cal Trask. While I was watching the film, I couldn’t help but think how modern Dean’s wardrobe looks. The scene where he rides the train from Salinas to Monterey wearing a v-neck sweater and baggy pants, is amazing. Dean’s look is not dated, but still fashionably fresh. Apparently, I’m not the only one that thinks so. British Retailer Reiss has just launched their James Dean collection of separates paying homage to the Dean’s timeless style over 50 years after the actor’s death.
|Pictured: Dean in more traditional wear, along side Reiss shirts.|
The Reiss collection shows pictures of Dean in his leather jacket from Rebel without a Cause, his cowboy gear from Giant, and his crew sweater look from East of Eden. The collection offers chinos, leather jackets, button down shirts and sweaters for men. I always thought James Dean was in the fashion vanguard and had great style. I’m so pleased to see this collection. What do you think? Guys, do you like Jimmy Dean style? Ladies, would you buy it for your guy? Click here to visit Reiss.com to check it out and let me know what you think. As David Essex said, see him shake on the movie screen, Jimmy Dean… James Dean. Yeah.