Nuta Kotyarenko

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Nuta Kotlyarenko was born in Kiev back in 1902. To escape the dictates of Czarist Russia his parents sent him to America when he was 11.   Once he arrived in the States he crisscrossed the country working as a shoeshine boy and a boxer.   He met and married Helen in 1934 while living in Minnesota, the couple moved to New York City opening their first store.

In the early 1940’s the couple moved to California, where his fame took off. He died in 1984, he was 81.

What you may not know about Nuta is that he is better known as Nudie Cohn, he was a tailor made famous by his rhinestone-covered suits. His first famous person was Tex Williams, followed by Porter Wagoner, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Robert Redford, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans to name a few. If you can find an original by him, you are in a select few to own one, or you can put it on the auction block for a sizeable price tag.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Having been to Graceland I bet we saw a few of his creations in the King's wardrobe collection.

Jul 11, 2019 03:08 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray  Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Elvis were the first to come to mind....

Jul 11, 2019 03:46 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well he sure did attract the best of the best to get them looking good.

Jul 11, 2019 04:29 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Probably have seen a few and wonder if he made any for Elton John!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 11, 2019 04:37 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Have seen some of his outfits. Not quite my style. Enjoy your day 

Jul 11, 2019 04:40 AM #5
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Nudie was fabulous and he also had a great bunch of Pontiac Bonnevilles to show off his brand.

Jul 11, 2019 04:51 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Now this is an interesting "character," James. I'd have never given this subject any thought until I read this post.

Jul 11, 2019 04:57 AM #7
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

He certainly excelled in the "land of opportunity"!!

Jul 11, 2019 05:28 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had no idea re the existence of this gentleman.  And Kevin J. May ' s comment re his cars was another interesting nugget!  A

Jul 11, 2019 05:45 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have never heard of him, but I have certainly heard of the people that he made suits for.

Jul 11, 2019 05:52 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do remember his outfits especially on Porter and Roy and Dale.

Jul 11, 2019 07:05 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - a bit of interesting Los Angeles history.

Jul 11, 2019 08:45 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - I think I can still remember Elvis Prestley wearing one of those outfits.

Jul 11, 2019 09:25 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ahhhhh James. My mind is now focused on Robert Redford. Could it be his suit was for the movie Electric Horseman?

Jul 11, 2019 11:31 AM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Reminds me of that song by Glen Campbell..."Like a rhinestone cowboy..."

Jul 11, 2019 03:13 PM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I certainly learned something today!

Jul 11, 2019 03:51 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

This was an eye opener, as most rhine stones are James Dray 

Jul 12, 2019 05:19 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Well I"ve never heard of him but certainly am aware of his clients. That's quite the specialty!


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