Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: The Lansky Way

  1. #1
    Tupelo Cake Donut's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,063

    The Lansky Way

    http://www.memphisflyer.com/StyleSes...the-lansky-way

    POSTED BY MARY CASHIOLA ON WED, DEC 2, 2009 AT 8:30 AM

    Part of Beale Street has been renamed in honor of one of our favorite Memphis retailers, Bernard J. Lansky.




    Of course you may know him as the "clothier to the King," for his special relationship with Elvis Presley, but at 82 years old, he still works seven days a week.

    I interviewed him several years ago and he was just as sweet as he could be. He told me all about Elvis wanting to buy him out and gold lame and all sorts of things.

    "There were very few things he would turn down," Lansky said. "I had an idea that he would look good in pink and black. That was one of my ideas. I put him in a pink coat and a black pair of pants he was sharp. Everyone else was wearing white and black, and I pushed that pink on him and it blew their minds. It was dynamite."


    The store has since relocated to the Peabody Hotel, a block away from its original location, and Lansky and his family serve as a liaison to tourists from all over the world.

    (Sidenote: Bernard's granddaughter Julie is also awesome, and if you're among the younger set and you're looking for something to wear, go visit her at Lansky 126.)
    _________________

  2. #2
    TCB Mafia midnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In an island in the North Atlantic called Newfoundland , Canada
    Posts
    2,095

    Re: The Lansky Way

    Had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Mr. Lansky and have my picture taken with him this summer. He is such a nice man.

  3. #3
    Tupelo Cake Donut's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,063

    Re: The Lansky Way

    Yes, he is very kind
    _________________

  4. #4
    TCB Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,495

    Re: The Lansky Way

    Thank you, Donut


  5. #5
    Tupelo Cake Donut's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,063

    Re: The Lansky Way

    You're welcome,
    _________________

  6. #6
    International Level Joy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    749

    Re: The Lansky Way

    Met him A couple of months ago while on holiday, and had my picture taken with him,
    a real nice person

  7. #7
    PINK Cadillac Lisarose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    GulfCoast, Texas
    Posts
    3,107

    Re: The Lansky Way

    Great post, thanks, he seems to be such a character!
    Glad to see they honored him.


    Just pretend, I'm holding you, and whispering things soft and low.
    And think of me, how it's gonna be and just pretend I didn't go

  8. #8
    TCB Mafia Polk-Salad-Annie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,818

    Re: The Lansky Way

    The last time that i was there with my wife we had als to change to talk to him.
    Even when it was very busy at the time that we were there, he took the time to talk to us and to have his picture taken.
    He is a very nice person.
    Some of you all never been down South too much...
    I'm gonna tell you a little story, so you'll understand where I'm talking about

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •