Thursday, November 15, 2012

R.I.P. Bernard Lansky

 You gotta admit... Elvis looks extremely cool in this shot. Bernard did an incredible job.

 Cut from The Commercial Appeal:
Bernard Lansky, the co-founder of Lansky Bros. Clothing who was known as the "Clothier to the King," died early Thursday morning at age 85, according to his family.
Lansky, who outfitted Elvis Presley during his time in Memphis, was recognized for influencing the fashion of "The King" and, therefore, the fashion of rock and roll.
Lansky Bros. is believed to be the first store in Memphis to carry peg-leg pants, Levi's and white-tailed tuxedos.
Founded in 1946 at 126 Beale St., the store was a destination for other iconic musicians including Johnny Cash, David Porter and Rufus Thomas.

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