Top 10 TV Style Trendsetters


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B.A. Baracus ("The A-Team")
Mr. T in later years: same style, same unlikely icon.
Mr. T in later years: same style, same unlikely icon.
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A huge, muscled-up guy with a scowl, a Mohawk (actually a "warrior" cut, to be more precise) and maybe 50 pounds of gold around his neck is perhaps not the most obvious of style icons.

Who knows if "The A-Team" people thought they'd spark a trend with Sergeant First Class Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus. But the tough guy, played by Mr. T, became a sensation.

The show began in 1983, and the look, especially that mass of gold chains that looked like it would topple a normal human being, became a popular one among the "urban" set, if for only a short time. It was tough to pull it off like Mr. T.

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