How Much Is Colonel Sanders’ Suit Worth? More Than You Would Believe!

Sanders held a number of jobs, such as steam engine stoker, insurance salesman and filling station operator. He began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in North Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Sanders recognized the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first KFC franchise opened in Utah in 1952.

After being recommissioned as a Kentucky colonel in 1950 by Governor Lawrence Wetherby, Sanders began to dress the part, growing a goatee and wearing a black frock coat (later switching to a white suit), a string tie, and referring to himself as “Colonel.”

He never wore anything else during the last 20 years of his life, using a heavy wool suit in the winter and a light cotton suit in the summer. He even went as far as bleaching his mustache and goatee to match his white hair.

The fried chicken magnate’s trademark white suit and black bow tie are featured on the clip from Antiques Roadshow, along with a signed picture.

You might be surprised to find out just how much it’s worth.

The owner of the suit used to live next door to the Colonel for the last five years of his life, and had some really great stories to tell about him.

How did he get ahold of the suit that belonged to Colonel Sanders? Well, it was loaned to him by the Colonel himself for a high school costume party where he wanted to dress up like the Colonel!

But that wasn’t all. The Colonel decided to give the man his suit!

After hearing what Colonel Sanders’ suit is worth, do you think that the owner will keep the suit or put it up for auction? Use the comments section below and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!

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