Trendsetter: James Dean

James Dean set a plethora of trends, but few are quite as intriguing as this one. Back in the '50s, ID bracelets were interspersedly among American youth, adorning their names in silver. But when the likes of James Dean, and then Elvis, began to rock their very own ID bracelets in every picture and magazine, please believe that shit caught on like wildfire. Wristwear on males was not common whatsover, but when you're style influence is comparable to, say a modern day Kanye, then you can expect trends to be picked up and stay for a while. Brands like Miansai and Burkman Bros should thank their lucky stars for James Dean.