With the black
two-pieces he mostly wore a black shirt. With the others he
would wear a white shirt.
Later on, when the on stage career of the
was over the jackets would be used as travelling costume during
several tours in 1973 and 1974.
As stated before
the jumpsuit variation on this theme made its debut during Elvis
Las Vegas engagement that started on August 9th,
1971. There were three black jumpsuits and one white version.
The three black suits had red, green and light blue leather
shoulders, on both sides of the lapels a star shape done in gold
nails. Smaller sized stars appeared on the backside of the arms
and along the legs. There was also a bigger star on the backside
of the suit. This goes for both versions (sleeveless jackets and
jumpsuits). The leg inserts were not, as usual, in a contrasting
colour but just in the colour of the suit. None of the
has cuff buttons. The white suit has black leather shoulders
with the same star pattern. On most of these suits Elvis wore
the Gold Attendance Belt
exception of the black Cisco
with light blue shoulders which has a matching leather belt with
copper lion heads.
A personal note: the simple, plain and straight forward design
of the Cisco
make them a personal favourite of mine.