Nike has frequently helped to ensure that the legacy of Jackie Robinson lives on. For Jackie Robinson Day, Nike made a t-shirt for use by its athletes that promotes equality, a tenet Jackie Robinson relentlessly fought for.
Italian luxury designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana featured actor and icon James Dean in one of their projects. Their line features pictures of James Dean superimposed on both sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Tommy Hilfiger licensed the image and likeness of icon James Dean for use in a limited edition series. The collection consisted of Dean’s famous leather jacket and a number of tees for both men and women.