James Dean (1931-1955) was an actor who embodied the restless spirit of American youth in the 1950s and quickly became an icon of popular culture after his tragic death in a car accident in California. He starred in only three films: East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956). In the first two, he played a rebellious son, and in Rebel he wore the T-shirt and jeans that would become fashion icons for young people of Dean’s own generation and every generation since.
The classic jeans and t-shirt look has evolved and devolved (is that a real word?) over decades and we can all thank this man for making it acceptable so long ago. Although today’s look has brought much shame and disgrace to a men and lovers of fashion in general over the next few posts, we’ll take a look at those that did it right, and unfortunately, those who did it absolutely wrong.
Stay tuned my well-dressed people.
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