On the other hand Elvis had already established this look and kept it because it was a sort of trade mark, as with the glasses he wore. The book "Elvis by the Presley's" has a picture of Elvis' reading glasses on the front, I guess he didn't wear the aviator style glasses at home all the time?
The comment "The Image is One Thing The Human Being Is Another" springs to mind
I preferred the way he had his sideburns in '69 thru 71. I didn't mind his hair longer except I felt it was too bushy at the Madison conference. The sideburns seemed to have gotten too long from there on. The only way I really disliked his hair was that short time it looked like he had bangs - that didn't suit him at all.
elvis looked great with sideburns in the late 60's, l thought there were to bushy through the 70's.
At his best in 69
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I think he was proud of them. It was something he made popular in 50's and had to probably be a part of again. Jerry was quoted as saying, "he hated the short hair and no sideburns look he had for his movies". Although I read somewhere else that in 1958 he was looking forward to getting that buzz cut in the ARMY. I think he just like to experiment with his looks. Look at how many times the shape and size of sideburns changed in the 70's.
69-71 His sideburns and hair were perfect. Thin high cheekbones with the sideburns- very strong and masculine look.
58 through 77---yummi
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Definately the coolest in 69. No Contest
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Oh my....another thread about Elvis' looks, and ya'll know that it makes me say things that I shouldn't say....
Sideburns....well, I don't have a problem with them. Don't really have an opinion either way. I gotta admit, when I look at Elvis, it ain't his sideburns I'm focusing on!
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LOL, I agree, they were sexy as all get out, weren't they? I actually liked Elvis' hair and sideburns better in 1970 than in 1977. I liked them when you could still see a little bit of ear, but I would take him either way!!!
There are photos of ELvis in '76/'77 where his sideburns look just hideous ...