I, just before I found here, was doing a hunt for Elvis stuff online and found the national archive files on Elvis and Nixon. I laughed my head of when I looked at those pictures - "going to met the President of the United States, what'll I wear?" I'd love to have been there for that wardrobe decision. The pictures of him showing Nixon his cufflinks - a few feet from the nuclear button "Hey Prez, you like these?" - hilarious!
I think in all those things he wore, in how he dressed as a kid, in how he sang he was like from another planet. People tell me what it was like to be a kid in the 50's and first hear Elvis on the radio, it was other worldly.
Elvis was flamboyant, but like so much about him that word doesn't suffice, he is beyond those simple descriptions - he was flamboyant "plus tax." I wouldn't get away with it or carry it off, don't think many if any could - he did and was always 110% man no matter how many rhinestones it took!