The Rembrandt of Rhinestone

Friday, December 16th, 2011

I have a new post at the Nashville blog profiling Manuel, the tailor to the music industry. He has dressed five presidents, is the one who talked Johnny Cash into wearing black, and can claim credit for the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones (maybe) logos.

His studio is right down the road from me, so I walked over to have a chat with him.

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3 Responses to “The Rembrandt of Rhinestone”

  1. #1 |  damaged justice | 

    Grateful Dead logo?

  2. #2 |  bbartlog | 

    He may have been an important influence on the design of both the GD logo and the Stones’ logo, but he didn’t design either one.
    That said, good read on someone I knew nothing about. I like the fact that he wouldn’t execute designs people brought him, but insisted on doing his own work.

  3. #3 |  Marty | 

    my grandma loved Porter Wagner- I can remember her fawning over his outfits. I thought they just looked crazy. It’s cool hearing his thoughts on the suits and the performers.