On September 6th, 1971 during the closing night, Elvis
introduced the first Jumpsuit that would set the standard until
1973. Complete with matching belt and cape. It was the “Black Fireworks”.
The belt was a thin leather belt with several star shapes. This belt
was only used on this suit combination in September and several
occasions during Elvis' November 1971 tour.
Debut of the “Black
Fireworks” on September
9th, 1971 at the Las Vegas Hilton International Hotel. Right: The same suit and
belt on November 11th, 1971, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Several jumpsuits that were introduced during Elvis’ November 1971
tour would make it through 1972 including most of the belts. Some of
the belts would achieve the status as being favourite by Elvis.
Of course the “Gold
which was used on the 1971 “Black
Another favourite would be the belt of the 1971 “White
Elvis would not only wear it on the original suit both in 1971 and
1972 but also on the 1972
(although this suit had an original belt), the 1972 “Wheat
and the 1972 “Aztec
This last suit also had an original designed belt, which was never
used on tour.
belt buckle of the 1971 “White
which would become a favourite belt throughout 1972.
(Below four different suits with Elvis wearing the same belt)