Before thee was International Mr. Leather there was the Gold Coast contest. Chicago, IL

Stroke Magazine

Stroke Magazine

Dave Olsen Forge Studios

Dave Olsen Forge Studios

Burning their Britches Behind Them (Vorton Studios, Chicago, IL) 1954

Burning their Britches Behind Them (Vorton Studios, Chicago, IL) 1954

Bob Penn & Kip Reely

Bob Penn & Kip Reely

International Mr. Leather 1990

International Mr. Leather 1990

1945-1960 Richard Fontaine Archives

1945-1960 Richard Fontaine Archives

The Creative Porcelain Foundation Presents A Spring Pissout! Flier featuring the art of A. Jay

The Creative Porcelain Foundation Presents A Spring Pissout! Flier featuring the art of A. Jay

What should you do with your title vest or sash when it’s ready to be retired? Send it to the Leather Archives & Museum so it can be stored in archival conditions and be preserved for future generations to admire. Send us a little history along with it. Your name, a little something about you, why you ran for the title, what you did with your title….

What should you do with your title vest or sash when it’s ready to be retired? Send it to the Leather Archives & Museum so it can be stored in archival conditions and be preserved for future generations to admire. Send us a little history along with it. Your name, a little something about you, why you ran for the title, what you did with your title….

Vintage physique

Vintage physique

Memoirs of a Combat Corpsman

Memoirs of a Combat Corpsman

Vintage cup

Vintage cup

Tomorrow’s Man magazine

Tomorrow’s Man magazine

krisstudios:

Soon, Kris publications were carrying Etienne art in everyrelease, selling photographic reproductions of the drawings.Oddly—or not, depending on your point of view—none ofthe photos of the model named “Steve,” real name DomOrejudos, ever made it into a selection sheet, catalog ormagazine. They were never offered for sale. In fact, apartfrom whatever role they played in connecting Dom to Chuckand whatever private pleasure they may have given Chuck,their primary value was in Dom’s choice of “Steve” as amodel name. That’s because, after signing a few drawingswith “Dom” and “Domingo,” the artist decided to translateSteve to French—eh, voilà, Etienne!

krisstudios:

Soon, Kris publications were carrying Etienne art in every
release, selling photographic reproductions of the drawings.
Oddly—or not, depending on your point of view—none of
the photos of the model named “Steve,” real name Dom
Orejudos, ever made it into a selection sheet, catalog or
magazine. They were never offered for sale. In fact, apart
from whatever role they played in connecting Dom to Chuck
and whatever private pleasure they may have given Chuck,
their primary value was in Dom’s choice of “Steve” as a
model name. That’s because, after signing a few drawings
with “Dom” and “Domingo,” the artist decided to translate
Steve to French—eh, voilà, Etienne!