James Dean is one of the few bonafide denim icons that I think everyone would agree on. Well last week if you had had the best part of $40,000 to spare you could have got your hands on a pair of Lee Jeans once worn by the actor in the movie Giant (see above). The jeans which once belonged to the now-defunct James Dean Gallery were auctioned for $35,850 last Saturday in Dallas. If you ask me that’s a pretty reasonable to price to pay for a unique piece of denim history.