A few days ago my hubby sent a photo of Mr. T to our family's WhatsApp group.
I can't remember what he was commenting about, or if it was funny or not, but it was such a blast from the past.
He then started reading about Mr. T, as only he would.. And he told me this fascinating story about how Mr. T got to wearing so many gold chains around his neck. I found it so interesting I decided to share it here.
Apparently (according to this website) Mr. T was a bouncer at a club, and when guests left behind their necklaces (because they forgot them or took them off for a fight) he took them and wore them around his neck, so that if they came back for them they wouldn't have to go all the way back into the club, they could just swing by and pick them up at the entrance.
It looks like many people didn't come back for their chains. Or perhaps they did come back and when they saw them around Mr. T's neck they decided not to ask them back from him. I'm not sure I would have...
In any case this is how the style of Mr. T was formed.