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    Cowboy Copas Outfit Designed by Nudie. Copas got his big break as the vocalist for Pee Wee King's group, recording a hit with King's composition, "Tennessee Waltz". He followed with many more hits and appeared as a popular regular on the Grand Ole Opry. In 1962, Cowboy Copas was killed in the same plane crash that also took the lives of Hawkshaw Hawkins and Patsy Cline. This stage-worn red, ornate suit, designed by Nudie, features Western style gray piping. Not only is Nudie's label sewn into both coat and pants, but Cowboy Copas' name appears there as well. Slight ripping at the pants seam and several other patched areas show that this suit was certainly a favorite of Cowboy; still it is a wonderful example of Nudie's brilliance as a designer in an earlier, more subdued style.

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    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
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