Last week we looked at a bunch of Elvis baseball caps available at GracelandOfficialStore.com, and it generated a lot of comment. Some folks even sent pictures of other caps they like. We’ll look at a few of the comments next time as part of Mini-Nuggets.
At the end last week’s post I said we would next cover the hats Elvis actually wore in his personal life. I really researched deep, especially in his younger years, and there were no real photos of him wearing a baseball cap. None. The best I could find was this:
This is obviously Elvis performing on stage in a jumpsuit. The tag said 1976. So the best guess is that somebody threw it up onstage and Elvis put it on. If anybody has a different photo of Elvis wearing a baseball cap please send it to me at email@example.com.
The first photo in this article shows Elvis’ favorite style of headgear — snappy, narrow-brimmed Trilby and Fedora hats.
Trilby hats have very narrow brims, like this one. Wikipedia says the trilby was once viewed as the rich man’s favored hat; it is sometimes called the “brown trilby” in Britain and was frequently seen at the horse races
In her book Elvis Style, author Zoey Goto reports that Elvis purchased his extensive collection of headwear from Baltimore Beaver, Resistol, Oleg Cassini, and Lansky Brothers.
Sorry this one is so blurry.
Elvis looks sharp in his Caddy wearing this fedora.
The first thing you notice is Elvis’ cool pose; then it looks like he is singing to a shower door. The hat is perfect in this shot.
This is a black leather fedora that Elvis owned. It sold at auction a few years ago for $2,150.
Elvis also liked motorcycle hats and the very similar boat captain’s hat.
This is the same hat Elvis wore in the famous Al Wertheimer Harley photo.
I don’t know if this was snapped on a movie set or in private time.
Is that a police hat? Priscilla looks pretty good, doesn’t she?
Whoa. Here she is wearing a baseball cap. I don’t know the year on this one. Help, anybody?
If you look close at this one, Elvis appears to be wearing two Army hats. Looks like it was pretty cold for maneuvers that day.
He’s definitely wearing two in this shot.
Next week we will see some reader comments on Elvis baseball caps and look at the hats Elvis wore when he was fooling around.
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