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    GREAT photo Matt , 76 & 77 would have look good in two piece suits.

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    I love this look i truly think this is the way are boy should have whant with his new look
    it would have taken a lot of pressure off him to stop trying to look 30 when youer not and we all now how that feels lol
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    I agree, I really like this suit and it would have been a good model from what he could have worn had he lived.

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    The 2 piece suit would have been great for Elvis in 75-77 it would have hidden his weight better, you have to be in shape to look good in a jumpsuit.
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    Can somebody tell me why this suit is the "benefit suit"? Any story behind this one? Thank you. GREAT shots here.
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    In 75 Elvis did a benefit concert in Mississippi I believe. Correct me if I am wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeeSeeRider777 View Post
    In 75 Elvis did a benefit concert in Mississippi I believe. Correct me if I am wrong.
    Yes. Jackson, May 05. 1975. It was a benefit concert for the victims of a tornado happened on January 9, 1975 over the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanmary View Post
    Until recently I thought this was a regular pair of pants and jacket - but having looked at many of Sandi Pichon's photos and talked to Sandi herself, I realised that the pants are an all-in-one...you can see that the waist is very high, no belt, and he has kind of straps over the shoulders....she said abit like dungarees.....and I have never seen a pic of him wearing this without the jacket...or even without that button being fastened.
    Look at this: here you can see the jumpsuit-trousers under the jacket.



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    He looked great in this suit. I think he should have used something like this, instead of the one piece jumpsuits, later on in his life. This is much more flattering IMO.

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    I have many great shots of Elvis in this great looking suit from Sandy Pichon's collection from the march/april 75 circa.

    To bad he didn't wear these 2 piece suits more often in 75 and later down the road they were great looking on him.
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    Re: 2-piece Benefit Suit (1975)

    Great photos

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    Re: 2-piece Benefit Suit (1975)

    Love the design on the shoulders!

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    Re: 2-piece Benefit Suit (1975)

    The thing about these two piece suits that most don't know and i just found out on rareelvispresley.com is they weren't two piece suits but actually one piece like all his jumpsuits. they just had jacket tails made to look like it was a jacket, You can see in photo #36 that the zipper for the pants part goes all the way to the jacket buttons, that is where his normal jumpsuits stopped zipping. and the shirts for these suits was actually the lining of the top of the suit with buttons just like the bicentenial suits. So he would not have been able to take the jacket off and just where a shirt but had to where the full suit. this is probably why had never wore the belts for these suits, you wouldn't be able to see them anyway with the jacket backs. So he just went back to the normal jumpsuits, he never left the one piece as these were one piece made to look like two.

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