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Elvis Presley's Iconic Rhinestone Jockstrap Is up for Sale at $40K

Joe Akins
May 28, 2020
06:30 P.M.
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A priceless rhinestone jockstrap bearing the initials of Elvis Presley, one of the most iconic performers of the 20th century, has been put up for sale for forty thousand dollars.


It's not a strange occurrence for fans all over the world to grapple for something that once belonged to stars, even more so when the stars in question have passed away. A representative of the memorabilia company, Paul Fraser Collectibles, auctioning the jockstrap said:

"'I'm sure the new owner won't be able to resist wearing it out on a Saturday night. 'The Elvis magic will work wonders, I'm certain."

Posed studio portrait of Elvis Presley taken on January, 1, 1960. | Photo: Getty Images

Posed studio portrait of Elvis Presley taken on January, 1, 1960. | Photo: Getty Images


During his reign as the King of Rock-N-Roll, a fan had made the strap for him, and the rockstar wore it until he died in 1977. Whoever got to purchase the rhinestone-studded piece would be a fortunate person because Elvis-owned garments were extremely scarce.

To own such an intimate piece of the king would be a dream come true for a true fan. The bedazzled jockstrap was bought directly from the Elvis Presley Museum, so its authenticity was not questionable.


Paul Fraser Collectibles auctioned the forty thousand dollar piece with a juicy side-attraction of free delivery to any corner of the world. They backed it up with a certificate of authenticity for any doubting Thomases.

Presley's old pal, Velvet, came up with the idea of setting up a museum in his honor.


The highly-coveted piece has rhinestones adorning the pouch, and the strap bears more stones that spell out "E P," the initials of the iconic artist. The company's representative said:

"Extravagant. Absurd. Sexually potent. The rhinestone-studded jockstrap is pure Elvis Presley."


The piece of memorabilia was said to have been acquired by a fellow musician, Jimmy Velvet, who had been close friends since the beginning of Presley's decades-long career.

Velvet came up with the idea of setting up a museum in honor of "The King." Presley married Priscilla Elvis in 1967, and they had a daughter, Lisa Marie. Sadly, the marriage fell apart, and they finally parted was in 1973.

The icon passed away on August 16, 1977, at the age of forty-two due to heart failure related to his drug addiction. His music, however, lived on the hearts of fans across the globe who still loved him.

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