According to the vendor, the hospital raffle which had the shirt as a prize, had been organized by a member of the Elvis Appreciation Society in Bradford. The shirt had been sent by Colonel Parker in response to their request. The trousers were another raffle prize, this time at a gala dinner organised by the Elvis Presley Appreciation Society at the Tavistock Rooms, Charring Cross Road, London on 6th February, 1971. They had been obtained by Peter Aldersley, a member of the appreciation society and an RCA representative in England.
accompanied the shirt and trousers.