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Thread: Blue Cisco Kid (1971)

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    Black Cisco Kid With Blue Shoulders (1971)

    Black Cisco Kid With Blue Shoulders (1971) Another rare Jumpsuit one of several similar designs. (See Red Cisco Kid and Green Cisco Kid)

    Known Dates Worn: -

    August 23, 1971.
    September 5, 1971.
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    [as previously posted by Howard]

    The Cisko Kid suits were designed in early 1971. The first versions were the 2 piece. These suits were primarily worn in the first Vegas season in 1971, and partly in Tahoe. In 1974, Elvis had more of the suits made, with his new measurments. These suits were only worn of stage. According to photos it would seem only the powder blue version, and the black version with white leather were used.

    All of the suits consisted of a vest style jacket, pants with flower design, and a shirt combo of Elvis likes at the time. The vests came in two designs. First design had no flower pattern on the reverse, while the 2nd versions did. There is no real reason as to the change. All the cisko kid suits had the same length pants, or leg portion of the jumpsuit.

    They were all cut to Elvis desired on stage height of 6'2. Of couse Elvis true height was only 5'11 3/4. The reason for the height difference, was the fact that Elvis wore lifts in his shoes, plus the normal heel of the boot, which was 1 1/2 inches on average. All suits were made of a heavier Italian wool gaberdine material. This was of course the norm in the early 70's.

    The 2 piece suits came in the following color combos:

    Black with red leather upper,black shirt, or red shirt
    White with black leather upper, black shirt, or white shirt
    Powder blue with dark blue upper, white shirt
    Black with light blue leather upper, black shirt
    All leather on both the one piece and 2 pieces were made out of pigskin. They were actually hand painted not dyed.

    One piece color combos:

    Black with red leather upper
    Black with Green leather upper

    Black with light blue leather upper

    White with black leather upper

    Black with white leather upper

    The 2-piece red leather and the one-piece green cisko are in hands of private collectors, and the rest are at Graceland.

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    I liked all of the "cisco" jumpsuits. Very flashy and very colorful!

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    i adore this jumpsuit

    ive always adored this jumpsuit, ive wanted to find pics of it but never found any to buy 10x8.
    ive wondered if there was any pics of him weraing it, saw one on a vegas live cd the set that looks like a book and wondered if i could buy the picture anyone know
    in uk ofcourse.
    im new here its my first post
    so hi everybody

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    Thank you I love this suit, thanks for posting it. Great photo's JJ.

    Welcome Juliepresleyfan!

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    Yes the Cisco's are nice suits that are simplistic in design but have a great effect.

    You can see where the future designs where going. Elvis clearly liked the design of the Cisco's as he wore two piece versions right up to 1974 as traveling off stage item.

    Matt

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    brilliant suit... so simple yet perfection. i think i like the blue one best out of all the cisco suits. he looks FANTASTIC in it!! drool

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    Blue Cisco

    Black Cisco Kid With Blue Shoulders

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    1971 09 05
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    Love this suit! Possibly my favorite of the Cisco Kid suits.

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    Thanks, I really like this jump suit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert View Post
    [as previously posted by Howard]



    ....They were all cut to Elvis desired on stage height of 6'2. Of couse Elvis true height was only 5'11 3/4. The reason for the height difference, was the fact that Elvis wore lifts in his shoes, plus the normal heel of the boot, which was 1 1/2 inches on average....
    There is a big debate(go figure) at Celebheights.com concerning Elvis's height. According to some the Army records show Elvis 6'.05" in his bare feet at induction and the Army figures down to the nearest inch. Evidently celebheights.com had Elvis at 6'0" then downgraded him. Many people were mad complaining the Armys induction figures should be the deciding factor since they had nothing to gain by inflating his height. Someone there has ordered a copy of his induction papers thru the freedom of information act and is waiting for them. 1/4 inch Controversy ha ha

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    As Elvis put on weight in the late 70s he appeared shorter. This is partly because the flare on his pants got wider and wider, and also, he began to wear jumpsuits with horizontal designs, which of course always make a person look wider and shorter. In the early 70s, most of Elvis' jumpsuit designs were more vertical, therefore, they had a slimming and heightening effect. The two-piece suits were also somewhat tapered, I think that's why so many fans wish he would have worn them more as his girth grew. It's very difficult to hide any curves in a jumpsuit.

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    If they knew his height then did they keep a record of his weight during the 70's? I always wondered how much weight he was putting on every year. I don't think Elvis was hiding anything during the 1971 year because he was still very slim. If anyone has Info on The Weight during the 70's please share.

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    i like this suit but i love all the cisco kid suits they were simple but still very affective and its good to see some nice pics of this suit

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    LOVE ALL THE CISCO KIDS!!!! They are simple yet well-designed, and great for Elvis at the time.

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    Re: Blue Cisco Kid (1971)

    I really like this jump suit

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    Re: Blue Cisco Kid (1971)

    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    I really like this jump suit
    Same here !!!

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    Great suits!

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