The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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The 1950s and 1960s saw a change in men’s fashion that invoked a more casual, rebellious style that often included khaki pants and a plaid Sir Guy brand short-sleeve shirt. James Dean and Elvis exemplified this bad-boy look with their trend-setting styles and the slicked-back pompadours that were popular in the 1950s. Elvis was passionate about fashion and many of his stage and personal outfits reflected his fashion-forward thinking, from his gold Nudie-designed suit in the ‘50s to his famous bejeweled jumpsuits of the ‘70s. In the 1960s, velour was all the rage and he sported quite a few velour shirts in Hollywood films like Girl Happy. He adopted this style of shirt in his personal life as well, and offered is a gold-colored velour “Sir Guy” brand pull-over shirt. The soft, zip-front shirt has the Sir Guy collar tag under which is printed the size of “M.” Elvis very often purchased new, fashionable styles and made room for them by getting rid of the old—his closet cleanings are well-known. This shirt befell the same fate and was gifted to Joe Esposito. The shirt comes with a letter from Jimmy Velvet that is also signed by Joe Esposito that states, “This ‘Sir Guy’, gold velour turtle-neck was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and given to his road manager, Joe Esposito.” This snazzy shirt measures 25 inches (63.5 cm) in length, 18 inches (45.72 cm) from shoulder seam to shoulder seam and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The top presents with large areas of fading, mostly on the back. Very Good condition.
Elvis Presley Owned Gold Velour “Sir Guy” Pullover Top Gifted to Joe Esposito
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,375.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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