Another Memphis Story

We’ve moved on up the road to Nashville but my brain still has a Memphis story or two left in it so lets get them out of the way first.

In the  lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis is a large men’s clothier named Lansky Brothers. They tell the story of many years ago one of the founders of this company sees a a poorly dressed young standing outside gazing into the window displays . The proprietor steps out on the street and invites the young man to come in and have a look. The young fellow apologizes because he can’t afford to buy anything right now, “but I’m going to be famous soon and then I will come back and buy you out”. The proprietor responds that when he does become famous all the young fellow really needs to do is come back and buy his clothing from Lansky’s. They  shake hands and carry on about their day.

With in 2 years the young man is back, he needs some really flashy clothes for a big show he’s going to do and Lansky’s delivers. Legend has it that every outfit Elvis ever wore came from Lansky’s and that’s how Lansky Brothers became the “Clothier to the King

Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ’em all together, I guess.”– Elvis Presely

Thank you very much for your attention.