Last of the Cold Weather Means What?

This weekend here in Maryland, we are experiencing some lower-than-average temperatures. In fact, last night we were notified about potential freezing. Not a big deal — I am not among those who rush to the garden shop and buy tender annuals just because we had a spring tease in February with a warm week.

Nonetheless, it is cold again — at least for a few days. So what does that mean?
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Sneakers with Leather

I’ve decided, come with Spring, to adopt what I am seeing all over this-here interwebby thing — a new fashion trend set by millennials that will combine my need for footwear comfort with my enjoyment of wearing leather jeans: sneakers with leather! Woo-hoo!

Readers of this blog are aware that I have had concerns about my feet spreading and lower legs losing muscle tone with age. As a result, I finally decided as I approach my sixth decade to …
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What To Expect When Visiting a Leather Bar

I received an email asking me questions about leather bar attendance and attire:

what would be the best leather outfit to wear in a leather bar as a first timer? And what should I expect to happen once I make an appearance at an all-men leather bar? What goes from there?

I thought I had blogged about these questions before, but in searching this blog, I discovered that I have not.

Let me remedy that right away. I will write from the perspective of a gay man in the United States. I have not visited leather-oriented establishments in Europe.

But now Leather Up and get ready…
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Heavy Leather, Part II

I wrote in my most recent blog post that I ordered “the ultimate” in premium leather gear from Langlitz Leathers of Portland, Oregon. The gear was delivered last Friday. The box as stated in the shipping information weighed 20lbs (9kg). The goods were a pair of competition leather breeches and a padded pocket Columbia jacket.

The majority of the package’s weight was the jacket. Man, it is really heavy! The scale tipped 15lbs (6.8kg) just for the jacket itself! But it is terrific. Warm, exceptionally well-constructed, and…
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Heavy Leather Weekend

I had a real heavy leather weekend since Friday afternoon, through Sunday evening. Spouse was aghast when he received a 20-pound box from the man in brown on Friday, and watched me tear it open as soon as I got home from work.

Coincidence that my own personal “heavy leather weekend” coincided with Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend in DC?

So pray tell, spill the beans… precisely what composed this “heavy leather weekend?”
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Amused While in Full Leather

fall2016bThe weather where I live has been changing rapidly. Friday and Saturday morning, it was unusually warm (70F, 21C). I wore denim jeans with Lucchese hornback caiman cowboy boots to work on Friday, as well as to a doctor’s office when I drove my spouse for yet another work-up. (The young doc admired the boots.)

Saturday morning, Timberlands were on my feet when I took care of the remnants of the leaves and mowed the lawn one last time — and took the photo shown here of me and Spouse.

But what most amusing is after lunch on Saturday, as the temperatures were dropping in advance of a strong cold front, I geared up in full leather from Muir Cap to leather shirt, leather jeans, tall Dehner boots, and also my Langlitz Crescent Jacket and…
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Men And Leather

blufformal09I received an email the other day from someone who asked,

I am straight. I love leather. I have several leathers including two uniform shirts. Does this mean I am gay just because I like wearing BLUF gear and have a BLUF account?”

Good question. I discussed this with my spouse before replying. Here are some thoughts…
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Leather and Boot Videos

VideolacebootsMostly between 2007 and 2011, I made a number of videos and posted them here on YouTube. The videos were, at first, displays of my boots, and then I produced several tutorials (lacing firefighter boots or breaking in Dehner boots, for example), or reviews about boots (boots for bikers, boots on a budget, etc.)

Some people have asked me, “why have you stopped making videos?” Answers…
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