Thursday, June 02, 2022
Elvis Presley Fashioned 60s Jumpsuits From Jimmy Lee: Elvis Tribute Artiste Singapore
UP TO 900 VIEWS - 16 COMMENTS
I have never seen anyone in Singapore wearing an Elvis Presley performance costume with such revealing splendour, no, none, not one! So when Singapore's current Elvis Tribute Artiste, Jimmy Lee sent these photographs I thought they were the most beautiful jumpsuits ever made. Whether it's in red, white or blue, just check them out. Yes, black too..
The tailor and fashion designer made them so well. Some jumpsuits that I have seen did not seem suitable for the Elvis Tribute Artistes who wore them. But most of Jimmy's costumes look fabulous and gives him that authentic Elvis look.
When I asked for details, he mentioned that the suits cost from S$1,500 to S$2,500 and would take about three months to tailor and be mailed to Singapore, since they came only from the Philippines, Thailand or the U.S.
Now that's a lot of money for a suit but not by today's standards since the prices have increased much. Jimmy said the jumpsuits were made around 2013. That's nearly 10 years ago.
It will cost a fortune to make one today. He mentioned that the tailors may not be able to make them because the studs and stones for decoration come from North America. The reaction to its pricing could probably be, "My hands are shaky and my knees are weak; I can't seem to stand on my own two feet."
Jimmy explained that Elvis has a name for each attire. These names would include: Phoenix, American Eagle, Conquistador, Aloha, Blue Swirl, Burning Love, Fireworks, Blue Rainbow and Concho. Very imaginative sounding names that seem to reverberate with Nature.
There are more jumpsuits in Jimmy's wardrobe. These are only a few.
Watch out for Parts 2 and 3.
Jimmy PresLee sings with Doug Church:
The Wonder of You.
YouTube Video from: Hanche Presley.
Thanks so much Jimmy for the information you provided.
We invite comments from readers, please.
Connect below for full interview with Jimmy PresLee:
Images: Jimmy Lee [Copyrights Reserved].
Article: Chat box with Andy.
and a supporter of Women's Liberation.
Check Judy's poem here:
exhibited at a New York Fashion Art Exhibition,
Check this one below: