The Gold Flash Shirt:
This original one-of-a-kind shirt was made for Rex Allen Sr. in the mid to late 1950s.
The shirt is wool gabardine with all hand guided embroidery and leather fridge.
Rex Allen Sr. wore this outfit on shows all over the United States and Canada. It is also on the cover of Comic Book number 27. This outfit was also made be Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, North Hollywood, California.
Elvis’ Gold Suit. This famous, stage costume was created, from the suggestion of Col. Tom Parker, in 1957 by Nudies of Hollywood.
(via Graceland: Update 2001)
Gene Autry was America’s favorite singing cowboy in the golden era of the 1930s. Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors of North Hollywood designed this classic suit which featured “smile” pockets and Autry’s brand, the Flying A. Gibson presented Autry with this custom-made guitar model J-200 #462E in 1939. He owned two of these flat-top guitars which are now very rare and valuable. The small-brimmed, white Stetson was made especially for Autry with a unique and fashionable crease. Lucchese of San Antonio, Texas, created the beautiful custom-made kangaroo boots with inlays of brown lizard and gold.
(via Western Performers)
Here’s the true story of how it all started: A man named Turk had a Western Wear shop in North Hollywood in the 40’s and he was just starting to make fancy suits. The Maddox brother had him make several suits for them. (So the suits the Maddox Bros. and I wore were made by Turk, or possibly even some by Nudie because Nudie worked for Turk. Turk taught Nudie how to make those fancy clothes). Then Nudie left Turk and started his own business and started making the clothes for all the Nashville entertainers. Also that famous gold lame suit for Elvis and also for Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and all the cowboys and he became really famous. Nudie was a great guy, I liked him a lot. I don’t remember ever meeting Bobbie but I might have. A few years ago at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Show in Vegas, I meet their grand daughter and she told me then that her Grandma was really sick.