Indiana business immortalizes 'The King'

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 8:42 PM

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WHAS11) – January 8, 2013 would have marked Elvis Presley’s 78th birthday. In honor of this special day, there is clothing made fit for a king.

A local business in Kentuckiana caters to the "King" by creating one-of-a-kind jumpsuits made famous by Presley.

B & K enterprises in Charlestown, Indiana make re-creations of the jumpsuits where tribute artists like Don Goodfleish come to shop.

Butch and Kim Polston started B & K enterprises in 1980. They are self-proclaimed Elvis lovers who sold four jumpsuits on a fluke at a fan week in Memphis. Their son helps make the ornate costumes with original artwork from Elvis’ inner circle.

Actor Bill Murray has worn the jumpsuits for a magazine cover and country singer Troy Gentry wanted a hint of Elvis in his jacket.

Tribute artists from around the globe make B & K their destination for Elvis clothing.

There is something about Elvis and that iconic sense of style – It continues to “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” its way into popular culture no matter the generation.
 

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