Want to Wear Elvis' Bedazzled Jockstrap?

Monday June 27, 2022

Elvis' bedazzled jockstrap that is up for sale
Elvis' bedazzled jockstrap that is up for sale  (Source:Paul Fraser Collectables)

Do you want to wear the King's jockstrap?

Finishing in a tie with "Top Gun: Maverick" over the weekend, Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" appears to be a hit, though the opening weekend gross ($30M) was below other biopics like "Bohemian Rhapsody" ($51M) when it came out. The final gross report will reveal if the pic (which cost some $85M) will be the No. 1 film of the week.

Likely due to the renewed attention toward Presley, who died in 1977 at the age of 42 from a heart attack, an item from his wardrobe is finding its way to auction: his bejeweled jockstrap, showing that he was bedazzled right down to his crotch.

The jock — from the brand Futuro Sports — is white with blue diamonelles on either side of the label spelling his initials ("EP") with some 20 silver rhinestones on either side.

But what really makes the jock distinctive are the 100+ silver rhinestones attached to the support pouch.

According to the New York Post, the strap was made by a fan and worn by Presley for years until his 1977 death.

The Post added that the bedazzled jock "is expected to fetch $36,000 when it goes on the block as part of the Elvis Presley Museum collection being sold by Paul Fraser Collectables."

"[It's] Extravagant. Absurd. Sexually potent. This rhinestone-studded jockstrap is pure Elvis Presley. 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. This is a rare opportunity to own an intimate piece of the King, " Paul Fraser Collectibles' Daniel Wade said, according to the Daily Mail.