Regency Superior has announced a new Elvis related auction for May 3rd. Among the 20+ items are signed Sun-records, promotional 78 rpms, contracts, signatures, pictures and even a 2 piece buff-colored leather suit, custom made for Elvis by the famous North Beach Leather Company (bearing its label).
The jacket, the highlight of the Elvis items, is hand-stitched, 5-button, with 2-button cuffs. The pants, also hand-stitched, feature a football-style fly, and slightly bell-bottomed. The suit appears moderately worn with some sweat stains. Even Elvis, apparently, appreciated a casual Friday in Las Vegas.
This leather suit was one of his favorites and sometime around 1974 had similar ones made for the stage. It is very similar to his 'Mermaid' and 'Rainfall' suits. The suit was a gift from Vernon Presley to Jim Curtin. (Letter of authenticity from Jim Curtin included).
New Elvis AuctionApril 27, 2008 | Other Source:ElvisMatters
GOTTALOVETHATVOICE wrote on May 01, 2008
I would really like to be 100% sure that Elvis actually did wear this suit. Even only once !!! Apparently there were 2 or 3 of these and I haven't seen any pictures of him wearing this suit in this color ...