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Thread: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpsuit Junkie View Post
    The Jumpsuit displayed in those picture does indeed look like one of Elvis' from circa 1971 or 1972 and of a similar design as the Blue Nail however I'm just not sure that this is ligit, the belt design just doesn't look like those that Elvis wore! I could be wrong but something just doesn't seem right?

    Matt
    I agree with you, Matt. The chain on the back of belt is very uneven. The design of the belt period doesn't look authentic. Not that it never happened but I've yet to hear of JD having jumpsuits that didn't fit Elvis in his possession.

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    First of all, ELVIS good look hot in anything He wore, but this suit made HIM - ANGEL, KING ..... Beautiful phenomenon
    Thank you all. To me WONDRFUL!!!!!
    If you see my portaits of EL ? You can find there a surprise
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungleroom76 View Post
    ONE OF HIS BEST LOOKING SUITS FROM '72, IN MY OPINION!!!

    GREAT PHOTOS EVERYONE!!!
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    Mike
    My thoughts indeed along with the Red Lion suit
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    elvisconcerts.com have elvis wearing blue nail on his show in jacksonville 1972 04 16 evening show
    even has a picture. but i thought elvis wore the white fireworks suit on this night?
    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindvod View Post
    elvisconcerts.com have elvis wearing blue nail on his show in jacksonville 1972 04 16 evening show
    even has a picture. but i thought elvis wore the white fireworks suit on this night?
    anyone?
    Elvisconcerts.com has a picture, clearly from ttwii, and dates it august 69, I find elviscrawler.com more reliable

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    But in this case they could be right. For many years I believed Elvis wore the "White Fireworks" too. Mainly because the book "The Concert Years" has that info listed. But that book also contains a lot of flaws when it comes to concerts and wardrobe. In the Joe Tunzi book "The Documentairies" there is a picture of Elvis that's supposed to be the evening show of Jacksonville dressed in the "Blue Nail" with original belt.

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    Does anyone have a good picture of this suit from behind (without the cape)? I'm trying to make a replica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvispresleytheking View Post
    Does anyone have a good picture of this suit from behind (without the cape)? I'm trying to make a replica.
    The back is exactly the same as the front, only without the chest opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    The back is exactly the same as the front, only without the chest opening.
    And without the grommets, I'm assuming?

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    This is my wersion -

    Ewa
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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    Another ...
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    Ewa
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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by elvia7 View Post
    This is my wersion -

    Ewa
    Very good,fantastic job.
    Congratulations.
    Help me Lord,
    I need the sun to drive away
    The shadows in my mind...

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by navechesalpa View Post
    Very good,fantastic job.
    Congratulations.
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'll Remember You!!!

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    Very good jumpsuit

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

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    Great work Elvia

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    A nice jumpsuit,but i dont like those white circle holes.

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by elvispresleytheking View Post
    Does anyone have a good picture of this suit from behind (without the cape)? I'm trying to make a replica.
    Do you do your own sewing?

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post
    Due to Elvis's hair, I believe that first picture on the left is from Hampton Roads on the evening of April 9, 1972 and if so, that's the "White Fireworks" belt he's wearing.





    The real "Blue Nail" suit is in the possession of Sherif Hanna, I believe. The last I read was that the suit was in varying states of disrepair...which is a crying shame, to be honest.





    I agree....I don't believe for one second that that suit is the real "Blue Nail" suit.




    That's a really good question....it looks to be a replica that an ETA would wear, IMO.....
    It drives me crazy that nobody pays any attention to the actual tailoring of the suits in these discussions. The tailoring is as much an art as the design layout! Just research Saville Row, England and see how seriously those guys take the cut and tailoring of a suit!

    The tailoring of the suit in question is totally consistent with the quality and style of the real suits of that era. Look at the way the collar is attached and the hand prick stitching up the lapels, not to mention the IC Costumes tag... And that is a pretty old picture, by the way... I first saw that photo about 10 years ago, so I seriously doubt it was doctored. My money says that is the REAL suit! There is no proof to any of the stories of the suit being stolen, neglected or anything else. All hearsay. For all we know, Elvis might have given it to someone back in '72 after that concert season.

    And another thing, while I'm on this rant... Bill Belew and Gene Doucette deserve plenty of credit for their designs, but those guys did NOT actually make, or tailor the suits!!! I have done my own research on this. Several names have come up in articles going back to the 1980's as to who Elvis' actual tailor was. Manuel of Nashville, who worked for Nudie in the '60's and '70's himself claims to have tailored some of Elvis' jumpsuits. The names Joe Cotroneo and Ciro Romano have also come up.

    By the way, I have seen the museum suit in Pigeon Forge as well, and it is definitely a copy.

    Oh, and the back of the suit is quite different from the front. It looks more like part of the sleeves or the legs.
    Last edited by thejumpsuitman; 06-24-2011 at 01:46 PM.

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    Re: Blue Nail Jumpsuit (1972)

    At the risk of discovering the fabric was actually purple, does anyone have a good handle on the color of this suit's ground fabric? It's another that can look radically different under different lighting conditions and I've seen pictures and footage of it appearing everything from a fairly bright baby blue to a paler powder blue to a cooler and darker periwinkle kind of color (and, of course, everything between).
    I'm a roving roustabout...

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