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    Elvis Presley's Two-Piece Custom Chamois Leather Suit. This supple white chamois leather jacket and pants set was one that Elvis had custom-made for himself circa 1974. After admiring a similar one worn by singer Jackie Wilson, Elvis commissioned North Beach Leather to tailor a set of four for him, each slightly different from the others.
    The handmade suit has a large collar, thick leather stitching along the seams, a floral motif trimming, and a large illustration of a nymph-like figure entwined in vines hand-painted on the back of the jacket.
    Elvis wore the suit during the summer of 1974 while playing his record-breaking series of consecutive gigs at the Las Vegas Hilton, as seen in the accompanying photographs. After Elvis' death, the suit fell into the possession of Elvis' second cousin, Jerry Presley.
    Perhaps the best provenance for the suit are the bloodstains in seat of the pants from Elvis' receiving B-12 vitamin shots before shows; due to the lack of inner lining in the trousers, the leather was directly stained. The stains have been tested by Jerry Presley and have been confirmed to be DNA and not ink, paint, or other material.
    The suit is complete and in overall Very Fine to Excellent condition, devoid of holes and tears, and shows only some minor spots of soiling. The overall wear is minimal, but distinctively bright white patches under the arms contrast with the overall cream color of the suit, suggesting some discoloration with age. A fantastic, one-of-a-kind item. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Elvis' second cousin, Jerry Presley.


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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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