Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean On the cover of a magazine- How To Dress Like James Dean by Keanu Adorable

Anton Corbijn’s James Dean biopic ‘Life‘ tells the story of Dean’s short lived but eventful time on the planet. A tragedy, but in the 24 years he walked on the big screen, he firmly set himself up, as one of Americas most iconic leading men. He was an actor, a sex symbol and a style icon, men wanted to be him, women wanted to be with him, in fact many a man wanted to be with him too. His style was effortless; everything was simple but practical, reflecting the youth culture of that era and beyond. Yet, even in the midst of simplicity, he made a statement with his leather jacket and denim. He had the rare ability to make the simplest of outfits look like a million dollars. We take a look at his timeless style and recreate his most iconic looks, for the modern men.

The most famous of all of James Dean’s outfits was the red jacket, jeans, and a white t-shirt look from Rebel Without A Cause.

Look 1: The most famous of all of James Dean’s outfits was the red jacket, jeans, and a white t-shirt look from Rebel Without A Cause.

£85 Harrington Jacket|Ben Sherman

£85 Harrington Jacket|Ben Sherman

£35 Raw Edge T-Shirt|Reiss

£35 Raw Edge T-Shirt|Reiss

£55 Darren Dark Blue Rinse straight Jeans|Ben Sherman

£55 Darren dark blue rinse straight jeans|Ben Sherman

Look 2: Simple but smart, this outfit by the actor is one of his many iconic looks

£40 Sports Authentic Striped Ringer T-Shirt|Fred Perry

£40 Sports Authentic Striped Ringer T-Shirt|Fred Perry

£90 Solid Cotton Crew Sweater | GANT

£90 Solid Cotton Crew Sweater | GANT

£119 Men’s Navy Garment Dye Cotton Twill Chinos| Paul Smith

£119 Men’s Navy Garment Dye Cotton Twill Chinos| Paul Smith

£75 Jack Purcell Canvas |Converse

£75 Jack Purcell Canvas |Converse

£130 Mottled Acetate Round Frame Glasses|Ray Bans

£130 Mottled Acetate Round Frame Glasses|Ray Bans

Look 3: The outfit worn on the set of the film 'East Of Eden' in 1954.

Look 3: The outfit worn on the set of the film ‘East Of Eden’ in 1954.

£85 Estate Featherweight Polo | Ralph Lauren

£85 Estate Featherweight Polo | Ralph Lauren

£45 Square Neck Jersey Top|COS

£45 Square Neck Jersey Top|COS

£29 Slim Fit Chino | Uni Qlo

£29 Slim Fit Chino | UniQlo

£90 IIVOR Brogue Detail Suede Trainers | Ted Baker

£90 IIVOR Brogue Detail Suede Trainers | Ted Baker

£135 2180 Round Frame Sunglasses | Ray-Ban

£135 2180 Round Frame Sunglasses | Ray-Ban

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