Elvis Presley Lansky Brothers coat sells for $35,000 at Heritage Auctions


2015-06-26 13:52:05


Elvis Presley Lansky Brothers coat sells for $35,000 at Heritage Auctions

The Lansky Brothers coat was made for Elvis Presley during the 1960s

A Lansky Brothers leather coat worn by Elvis Presley during the 1960s headlined Heritage Auctions' August 23 sale of Entertainment Memorabilia in Beverly Hills.

The lot sold for $35,000.

Elvis Lansky coatThe Lansky Brothers were Elvis' favourite tailors

The leather overcoat (lined with coyote fur trim) features a label on the inside breast that reads "Custom Tailored For Elvis Presley".

It's one of several coats he owned in that style and was later gifted to the foreman of Elvis' dude ranch, Alan Fortas, who provided a letter of provenance.

The Lansky brothers had a strong reputation prior to their partnership with Presley having made bespoke clothes for some of the biggest stars of the previous generation, including Count Basie and BB King.

Bernard Lansky told the New York Times in a 2001 profile: "I put Elvis in his first suit, and I put him in his last.

''Those 'Loo-siana Hayride' shows, the Dorsey brothers TV shows, I dressed him. The Sullivan show he did in 1956, I dressed him for that, too."

We have this incredible signed photograph of Elvis during his army days.

A motorbike owned by members of Motley Crue was another highlight, achieving $32,500.

The lot was customised for bassist Nikki Sixx by the Los Angeles Hell's Angels and was later sold to lead guitarist Mick Mars.

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