It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we all know the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. But have you ever stopped to think about the real fashion icon in the story? We're talking, of course, about Jacob Marley, pioneer of chain style. 

Marley, the former business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge, is known for his ghostly appearance and the heavy chains he drags around with him. But what many people don't realise is that Marley was a true trendsetter in the fashion world.

Before Marley came on the scene, chains were seen as nothing more than a tool for prisoners and slaves. But Marley had a different vision for these metal links. He saw them as a stylish statement piece, a bold accessory that could add a bit of edge to any outfit.

And let's be real, Marley absolutely killed it in the chain style game. He rocked his chains with a level of confidence and swag that could only be described as 'extra'. He had chains of all different sizes, from delicate chains that dangled from his ears to thick chains that covered his entire body.

But Marley wasn't content to just wear his chains, he also wanted to share his love of chains with the world. That's why he set out to spread the word about the fashion potential of chains, even going so far as to haunt Scrooge and teach him the importance of chains as a legit item. 

And we have to admit, Scrooge looked pretty fly in his chains by the end of the story.

Now you can represent everything the Jacob Marley brand stands for with items from our Jacob Marley collection.

So, the next time you see Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, don't just think of him as a scary ghost. Think of him as a fashion icon who paved the way for the chain style movement. Thanks, Jacob Marley!