Black Cossack Top Two-piece

Original name: Black Cossack Top Two-piece

Other names: Black Herringbone Suit

Description: Black karate inspired outfit

Belt:
Black karate type belt
Black-Red type belt
Metal Cocnha belt

Pants:
Black pants with no kick pleats
Black pants with red kick pleats
Black pants with blue kick pleats

Information:
During his very first Las Vegas engagement, Elvis wore several different "black cossack top" combinations ... there were at least three different types of pants for them; the regular full black ones (no kick pleats / inserts), ones that had red lined kick pleats / inserts, and ones that had blue lined kick pleats / inserts'.
These karate inspired outfits came in three different colors: black, white and navy blue. 


Black Two-piece (first version)

Original name: Black Two-piece (first version)

Other names: --

Description: Black pants, black jacket with high collar

Belt:-- 

Information:
This was the suit Elvis wore during his August 1st press conference after his very first live appearance in almost a decade at the International Hotel.
Elvis wore the suit also on-stage, possibly more than once. But only a VERY few on-stage pictures has surfaced so far. 

 Black Two-piece

Original name: Black Two-piece (second version)

Other names: --

Description: Black pants with red leg inserts, short black jacket with high collar and pocket flaps on the front.

Belt: Metal Concha Belt

Information:
Elvis wore the suit during the 1969 engagement, possibly more than once. But only a VERY few on-stage pictures have surfaced so far

White Cossack Top Two-piece

Original name: White Cossack Top Two-piece

Other names: --

Description: White karate inspired outfit.

Belt:
Original belt
Metal Concha Belt

Information

These karate inspired outfits Elvis wore during this engagement came in three different colors: black, white and navy blue. 

Exhibited at Graceland

 White Cossack Top Jumpsuit

Original name:
White Cossack Top Jumpsuit

Other names: White Pearl, Neck Cords Jumpsuit 

Description: Plain white jumpsuit with "neck cords".

Belt:
Original belt

Information:
According to some sources this was the first jumpsuit Elvis wore on-stage. It was worn during the 1970 Jan/Feb Las Vegas engagement opening show.
First used during the 1970 January/February Las Vegas engagement, and again during the 1970 Houston gigs (February/March).
The belt of this suit was later used with the Lace Suit, as well as with one of the rare 1972 White Two Piece suit.

Black Brocade Suit

Original name: Black Brocade Suit

Other names: Black Sleek Suit

Description: Black jumpsuit with unicorns and flowers 'trim' on lapels and collar.

Belt:
Original black macrame belt

Information:
One of the very first jumpsuits Elvis ever wore on stage. First worn during his 1970 January/February Las Vegas engagement, then possibly again during the August/September engagement.
There was also a second "Black Brocade Suit", it's only difference compared to this one being on the trim... while this one had a beautiful design with unicorns and flowers, the other version had a gold trim. No pictures of Elvis actually wearing it has yet surfaced. 


 1970 > Blue Brocade Suit


Original name:
 Blue Brocade Suit

Other names: Blue Snake, Aqua Suit

Description: Light blue jumpsuit with blue and silver pattern on the lapels.

Belt:
Original white macrame belt

Information:
The "Blue Brocade Suit" made it's debut during the 1970 January/February Las Vegas stand.
Elvis wore this suit always with black boots.
This suit was worn during one of the Houston Astrodome shows, as well as possibly again during August/September 1970 Vegas engagement.

 White Brocade Suit

Original name: White Brocade Suit

Other names: White Sleek

Description: White jumpsuit with silver pattern on the lapels.

Belt:
Original white macrame belt

Information:
There were two 'identical' versions made of this suit, with only one minor difference ... the 'trim' on the v-shaped opening/collar was different colour on both suits; the other version had blue/silver, while the other was basically orange (see pictures below)
Although this suit is mostly associated with the 1970 January/February Vegas engagement, it was also used during one of the 1970 Astrodome gigs, and again during the August/September Las Vegas stand. It's even possible that Elvis wore it during his first 1971 Vegas engagement.


Thin Green Leaf

Original name: Thin Green Leaf

Other names: Green Sleek

Description: White jumpsuit with green trim.

Belt:
Original green macrame belt

Information:
Elvis first wore this suit during his second Las Vegas engagement (January/February 1970) --> only a very few pictures has surfaced.
This suit was also worn during one of the Houston Astrodome shows.
Elvis wore the belt of this suit with theFringe Suit during his 1970 September and November tours.


Thin Green Leaf

Original name: Fringe suit

Other names: --

Description: White jumpsuit with short fringes. The different coloured beads on the fringes are wooden.

Belt:
Original white macrame belt
Green macrame belt
Blue macrame belt

Information:
This suit made its debut on the opening night of the 1970 August/September Las Vegas engagement, while MGM was filming the documentary film "Elvis: That's The Way It Is".
It has turned out that there were most likely two 'identical' version of the "Fringe Suit" ... the 'first version' was worn during August/September (Vegas), as well as September (tour). The 'second version' came to play for the November 1970 tour; it had slightly 'thinner', as well as more fringes than the previous version.
Elvis wore the "Fringe Suit" with at least three different belts, and different coloured scarves.
Interestingly, the order of the wooden beads on the fringes was altered basically in-between each tour.

 Concho suit

Original name: Concho suit

Other names: --

Description: White jumpsuit with metal rings.

Belt:
Original white macrame belt
Gold Attendance Belt

Information:
One of the jumpsuits Elvis wore during the filming of the 1970 documentary film "Elvis - That's The Way It Is".
This is the only "TTWII jumpsuit" Elvis did not wear again during his two 1970 tours, but he did use it again in 1971


 Chain suit

Original name: Chain suit

Other names: --

Description: White jumpsuit with metal chains crossing the chest.

Belt:
White macrame belt
black/dark brown karate type belt
White "Chain Belt"
Brown macrame belt
Red macrame belt

Information:
The "Chain Suit" was first worn during the early part of the 1970 August/September Las Vegas engagement, while MGM was filming "Elvis: That's The Way it Is".
Elvis wore the suit several times during 1970, with several different belts. All in all, it was worn with at least five(!) different belts.

 Red Ladder Suit

Original name: Red Ladder Suit

Other names: --

Description: White jumpsuit with red leather 'trim'.

Belt:
Original "Red Snake Skin Belt"

Information:
One of the jumpsuits Elvis first wore during the early part of the 1970 August/September Las Vegas engagement, while MGM was filming "Elvis: That's The Way it Is".
The suit was worn on tour only once after the August/September Vegas engagement.

 Metal Eye Suit

Original name: Metal Eye Suit

Other names: --

Description: White jumpsuit with eyelets down the arms

Belt:
Original 'metal eye' belt
Red macrame belt

Information:
One of the more simple suits, which was first worn during the filming of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" in August 1970. During the 1970 September tour Elvis wore the suit with red macrame belt, instead of the original one.


Nail Swirl

Original name: Nail Swirl

Other names: I Got Lucky Suit, White Nail, Apache Suit

Description: White jumpsuit with a swirl design on both sides of the suit.

Belt:
Original white macrame belt
Red macrame belt

Information:
Most likely first worn during the 1970 August/Sepember Las Vegas engagement, but so far, no pictures had surfaced.




 Lace Suit



Original name: Lace Suit

Other names: White Ribs

Description: White jumpsuit with a thin gold chain 'trim'.

Belt:
Original white macrame belt

Information:
The suit was first worn during the last tour of 1970 (November). At the moment, there's no proof that it was worn again later on. The belt Elvis used with this suit is from the White Cossack Top Jumpsuit. THe belt was also used in 1972 with one of the rare white two-piece suits.


Photos with Original White macrame belt

Wing Suit

Original name: Wing Suit

Other names: Long Fringe Suit

Description: White jumpsuit with a cape already built in the suit, and very long fringes coming off the 'cape'.

Belt:
No belt was made for this suit.

Information:
There were two very similar versions made of this suit. The 'first version' was worn during the 1970 LA show; compared to the 'second version', it had longer fringes, and some small differences on the lapel and collar. The 'second version' was worn in Vegas during the 1971 January/February engagement.