Elvis Sunglasses

The King in His Famous Shades - Photo via ElvisPresleyNews.com

Authentic Elvis sunglasses are distinguished by their wide gold aviator-style frames, their “EP” or “TCB” (for his motto “Taking Care of Business”) decorations, and lenses which are tinted dark to light from top to bottom.

The King, who is one of the best-known rock stars to wear sunglasses, even when the sun was not shining, sported the famous shades almost every day and was even known to commission twenty new pairs at a time.

Prime Minister Koizumi Wearing Elvis' Sunglasses in the Jungle Room - Photo via AP

During a 2006 official visit to the United States, Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi toured Graceland, where he tried on a pair of The King’s famous sunglasses.  He wore them during his entire visit, even while doing an Elvis impersonation in the Jungle Room.

Taking Care of Business - Photo via Elvis-Postcards.com

The most expensive pair of sunglasses ever sold on eBay in the U.S. belonged to Elvis.  Known as his “Madison Square Garden Sunglasses,” the King’s shades fetched $250,000.

Elvis Foolin' Around With His Sunglasses - Photo via ElvisPresleyNews.com

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