James Dean wore leather jackets because he wanted to rebel against society and actually partook in racing and riding motorcycles. You? You just wanted to look cool enough to grab a girl’s number at the local beer and burger haunt. Even if it worked out in your favor, you’re by no means a badass, and would probably shit your pants on a roaring motorcycle. Our point, simply digging in the archives and pulling out the best clothes from your style icons lessens the meaning they once had, unless you pursue that lifestyle, too.
Wearing badass clothes doesn't automatically make you a badass.