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Elvis In GQ Magazine

February 17, 2009 | People

Elvis is one of 50 chosen as GQ mens magazine as The Most Stylish. Here is the comment from the GQ's web site:

The 50 Most Stylish Men Of The Past 50 Years
(and what you can learn from them)

Elvis may have been more about bling and booze in his later years, but early on - according to Bernard Lansky, self-proclaimed clothier to the King - his style was always “clean as Ajax.” A hard thing to pull off as a muddy Mississippi white boy who popularized a defiantly black way of dressing; pegged pants, hi-boy collars, immaculate hair, and the plaid jacket that Lansky tailored for Elvis’s star-turning appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The King set the sartorial tone for Jerry Lee Lewis and a host of other Memphis rock ’n’ roll legends, all of whom made Lansky’s men’s shop the place to go if you were an up-and-coming musician. And though he may have gone Vegas in later years, Elvis ultimately returned to his roots. “I picked the white linen suit, blue shirt, and white tie he was buried in,” says Lansky, one of the honorary pallbearers at Presley’s funeral. “It was sharp.”

Source:GQ Magazine
elvis1279 wrote on February 17, 2009
Nice to see Elvis in GQ, however, contrary to the article, Elvis was not "about booze". Bling, yes, booze no.
You Dont Know Me wrote on February 17, 2009
Yes the article is incorrect Elvis was NEVER about 'Booze!'
Mofoca22 wrote on February 18, 2009
whoever wrote that article needs to correct that and appoloz=gize. because levis wasnt a drinker. a pill popper yeah but a drunk never.
You Dont Know Me wrote on February 18, 2009
Many people get the complete assumed WRONG IDEA about Elvis ...i remember watching a BBC programme by the now (infamous) Jonathan King about Memphis/Graceland and Jonathan said the 'King' would sit in front of his 3 televisions with a pint of beer in his hand' etc absolute and complete utter rubbish!!!
lamp light wrote on February 18, 2009
Elvis was not a boozer they need to re-write this article the wrong impression can be taken if you are just discovering Elvis for the first time. He dressed the way he wanted to and it was very classy and different but that was his style which fitted him very well not everyone could dress like Elvis and make it look good.
OtisBlue22 wrote on February 18, 2009
White linen suit? Blue shirt? White tie? A relic from 'The Trouble with Girls' perhaps.
elvisfan1958 wrote on February 22, 2009
Why can't these idiots ever just write something nice about Elvis? They choose him as one of their top 50 stylish, then have to mess it up, by saying he was more about booze. They just show their ignorance. Elvis was not a drinker. Even if he had been, why put that in your article? It serves no purpose. Somebody is always trying to kick Elvis. Jealous perhaps?