With the James Dean biopic, Life, about to be released starring Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson a renewed spotlight is on the iconic style of Jame Dean. Famously near-sighted, James Dean’s glasses style is a coveted, timeless look. Round glasses encapsulate a style that InStyle magazine describes as the “nostalgic feel of long lost classics”.
James Dean’s Glasses Style
The bedrock of James Dean’s glasses style was an elegant round glasses frame in a sophisticated tortoiseshell acetate. Metal detailing and a keyhole bridge provides the final punctuation to the style.
This vintage-inflected style is easily adaptable from casual day to formal attire. Pay homage to James Dean’s style by building a foolproof capsule wardrobe of tailored button-down shirts, white t’s and dark wash denim.