Style: Nudie Cohn

Nudie Cohn (December 15, 1902 – May 9, 1984) Nuta Kotlyarenko

Nudie Cohn – a damn sharp dresser – opened his shop Nudies Rodeo Tailors in North Hollywood in 1947. His primary customers were the young Country and Western stars that had relocated to sunny California after the war. He made beautifully garish suits for such names as Hank Williams, Porter Waggoner, Roy Rodger and Dale Evans, George Jones, Gene Autry and John Wayne.  His most famous and photographed are Graham Parsons’ suit specially designed with pot leaves, pills and nude women for the cover of The Flying Burritos LP The Gilded Palace of Sin and Elvis’s $10,000 gold lame number made for his LP 50,000 Elvis Fans Can’t be Wrong. Nudie died in 1984 but his daughters kept Nudies Rodeo Tailors open for another 10 years and finally closed in 1994. A Roy Rodgers suit recently sold at auction for $16,000.

Nudie & Graham Parsons

Graham Parsons

Gold Lame Elvis Presley suit

Hank Williams suit

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Posted on May 23, 2011, in Style. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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