REISS Announces James Dean Collection

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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 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.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. MShane

    February 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm