Elvis Presley"Aloha From Hawaii" Replica Jumpsuit
The "Aloha From Hawaii" concert of January 14, 1973, broadcast worldwide on satellite, is a signal moment for Elvis fans and especially for Elvis impersonators who have pretty much based their "older Elvis" acts on the atmospherics of that concert -- the King swiveling his pelvis on the stage, wearing mutton-chop sideburns, enormous diamond rings and most vividly covered, head to ankle, by a spangly white eagle-patterned rhinestone jumpsuit. This magnificent full Aloha Eagle ensemble, including a belt to end all belts, was not actually worn by Elvis but it is an exact rhinestone-for-rhinestone "faux Elvis", apparently worn by one very detail-oriented Elvis impersonator. High-collared jumpsuit has a large eagle pattern on front & back and 3 smaller eagles on each sleeve in red & blue stones and gold studs, while multi-size gold stars fill out the other areas. Reminsicent of Elvis as well are the sweat stains on the underside of the collar. (Real Elvis sweat, of course, is priceless.) Inside neck is label from B&K Enterprises in Clarksville, Indiana. Cape is fitted with a gigantic eagle pattern that takes up nearly the entire outer surface, while the underside is blue. There is also some sweat discoloration at the top. The piece de resistance is the belt, which one reviewer of the Aloha concert mused was "so big it could sink a man in saltwater." It features 6 (faux) solid gold eagles attached to a circular ring embedded into the belt along with gold stars and red stones. EX-MT and an absolutely guilty pleasure for Elvis afficianados. Perfect for display, or for those special moments when slicked-back hair and a "Thank you very much" are in order.