Not many film characters will ever attain the kind of emotional resonance of James Dean as Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause. Dean embodied the voice of the disaffected youth perfectly: broody and filled with angst, he was as the poster advertised a “bad boy from a good family.” His dressed-down attire made a powerful statement as a symbol of revolt against the stiffness and formality of the generation before him and his t-shirt, jeans, boots and red jacket has since become one of the most iconic looks in film. Dean was only 24 at the time of his death; the victim of a tragic car accident just one month shy of the release of Rebel Without a Cause. With Halloween round the corner and as tribute to the movie’s 60th anniversary, here are pieces to buy now that recall one of the most celebrated figures in film history.
Kirk jacket in anti-freeze red by McGregor
White crewneck t-shirt by Sunspel
1947 501 shrink-to-fit selvedge denim jeans by Levi’s Vintage Clothing
Engineer boots by Frye
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