The size 10 brogues were the only pair of blue suede shoes that Elvis ever owned. They were ordered for him in 1956 after he had a hit with the Carl Perkins song Blue Suede Shoes. Elvis wore the blue suede shoes so much that the soles of them have circular wear caused from his gyrating dance moves that caused the females in his audiences to scream and swoon.
Presley owned the shoes for four years, and then he gave them as a gift to his roadie and the best man at his wedding, Joe Esposito. This was in 1960 after Elvis returned from having served in the US Army.
Accompanied by a letter from Nudie's Rodeo Tailors requesting Elvis' sizes. This is the only known pair of Elvis' personally owned blue suede shoes. Lot closed - Winning bid: $76,800
Other high earning sales were...
- 1972 Elvis Presley White Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine
Elvis' 70th anniversary white Cadillac Fleetwood 75 series limousine was purchased in the early 1970s. The interior is a combination of black vinyl with cloth including the extra jump seat in the rear for Elvis’ Memphis Mafia to sit. In addition to the rear jump seat is a full bar with a brass plaque that reads "Custom made for Elvis Presley 70th anniversary edition." The 472 C.I. engine produces 375 horsepower. Elvis gifted this vehicle to his uncle Vester in October 1975.
- Winning bid: $96,000
- Elvis Presley 'Elvis Is Back' Album Cover Worn Jacket
A tan corduroy jacket worn by Elvis Presley on the cover of his 1960 album Elvis Is Back ! The jacket has a Paramount Studios costume label that is hand numbered "F10216" and typed "E. Presley." Maker label reads "The Browser/ Trade Mark Reg./ by/ Sunset House/ of California." Additionally stamped on interior "Paramount Wardrobe." Button closure with tab closure at neck.
- Winning bid: $28,800
- Black Satin 'Comeback Special' Shirt
A custom-made black satin shirt worn by Elvis Presley, mounted and framed. Includes a separate framed CD cover of Memories : The '68 Comeback Special showing Presley wearing the shirt.
- Winning bid:$20,480
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