Sir Elton's Closet or RJ Man Heaven

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  1. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    The man may have singlehandedly kept Richard James' business going . . . loads of Richard James custom-made suits and shirts at the Elton John wardrobe sale at Rockefeller Center. Passed by on the way to work this morning.

    Sir Elton must look very funny in person. Size 44 suits, size 16 and 17 shirts, and size 8 shoes. I am assuming the suits were custom made: heavy patterned flannel suit jackets with solid-bright color velvet collars and hacking pockets as far as the eye could see.

    Also a lot of Versace and Gucci. Worth the trip just for laughs when one considers it all comes from a man's wardrobe, and not necessarily his stagewear [​IMG]
     


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    Nick M Senior member

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    Anyone have photos?
     


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    Fritz Senior member

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    Fun trivia I read in an EJ interview: RJ's nickname is Gandhi, because when he hangs out at Elton's summer home in Nice, he devotes himself all day to getting really really tan.
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Great nickname, especially since we all know that Gandhi's primary focus in life was having an appropriately bronzed physique.

    John
     


  5. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Elton used to call him "Wendy" after Transvision Vamp singer Wendy James.



    Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I have overcome sleep and am now a lean mean billing machine.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I saw Elton John on the Today show and Matt Lauer pointed to a whole rack of RJ. He pulled a bright paisley sportcoat (suitcoat?) off the rack. I, of course, thought of the connection between Elton John and our own RJMan...
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Our real names are both Reggie Dwight?
     


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    A couple of months ago I caught a glimpse Sir E jetting about with his then fiancee in Highgate Village, wearing a rather nondescript DUFFER-style zip up hoodie. I guess the old fella doesn't like drawing attention to himself when he's not promoting his persona.
     


  9. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    I saw Elton John on the Today show and Matt Lauer pointed to a whole rack of RJ. He pulled a bright paisley sportcoat (suitcoat?) off the rack. I, of course, thought of the connection between Elton John and our own RJMan...

    I had the same reaction, until you open the coat and see the pants on the hangar. The jackets were wild enough, but knowing they had matching pants was just too much to believe.

    It was as if Harris Tweed commissioned Mr. Ferley to design a line of heavy-weight scottish tweed leisure suits [​IMG]
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I'd rather have gone to Liberace's estate auction.
     


  11. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd rather have gone to Liberace's estate auction.
    To look for mannikins to go with your botkin?
     


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    hermes Senior member

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    what about sir elton's brioni coat with the fur lining that still has the orginal sales tag on it for something like $8,000.00 .....
     


  13. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    what about sir elton's brioni coat with the fur lining that still has the orginal sales tag on it for something like $8,000.00 .....

    [​IMG]
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    what about sir elton's brioni coat with the fur lining that still has the orginal sales tag on it for something like $8,000.00 .....
    I hear the International Male Creative Director snapped it up...
     


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    To look for mannikins to go with your botkin?
    For that, I'd have to have gone to the Marchesa Casati's estate sale. I love the idea of an estate sale. It brings out the Visigoth in people.
     


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