This image from the really amazing fetish photographer, Slyhands, has been circulating around lately and making X-Men fanboys like myself super, super excited. In case you ever want to reproduce this outfit for Halloween, or some really fun cosplay, you can find the outfit from Mr S Rubber. The outfit is actually their Latex Racer Vest and Motocross pants, and comes with different colour side patches as options.
Polymorphe also has a similar outfit called their Motocross shirt and pants, which has similar side patches but instead of horizontal stripes, the texture is more akin to raised pyramids.
Of course, if you wanted to really copy (at least one version) of the Cyclops outfit, you’d need to get an all blue latex catsuit, slap on some yellow briefs and put yellow utility straps all over your comically proportioned superhero muscles. Maybe after I perfect the Nightwing costume, I’ll go for Cyclops!
If superheros weren’t kinky enough - meet rubber Cyclops. Photo by Sly Hands. Exmouth, Devon, UK.
Edit: I found the actual store (rubaddiction) and posted about it here
One of my awesome followers asked,
hello! just one question: where can I get/buy one of these skinhead-trousers?
…. please be so kind and answer me on my normally email account…
I replied to him via e-mail, but also wanted to share with tumblr my sleuthing abilities.
I think we’re looking at the paint splattered latex pants come from Polymorphe. The trousers in the webstore look a little different from the submitted photo. When this patterned latex is made, the paint splashes are applied somewhat randomly. This makes it so that each item is a little bit different from the other. I actually like the jeans in the submitted photo a lot better because the paint is a little more subtle. Polymorphe’s photo looks like someone with really tragic hair, and an unfortunate choice in white leather, disco boots decided to play paint with kindergarten students.
Maybe I misidentified the pants. Let me know if you have any other leads on this. Also, feel free to ask if you want something else identified? My blog involves me keeping up with the designs from all the latex designers, so there is a good chance I’ve seen it before somewhere!
****Does anyone else find this guy’s facial hair makes him look like an emoticon (-_-) ?****
For some more Canadian content, let’s check out the Marbled T-shirt from Polymorphe. This shirt uses the precoloured, marbled latex that Polymorphe is known for. In previous posts, I’ve already expressed my general antipathy for this kind of latex. Visually, it looks nice, but it strikes me as a bit lazy. This shirt, for example, is priced at a hefty 175$CAD but doesn’t come with any special features such as a collar, a breast pocket, coloured trimming, etc. Such small features can be used to great effect and may shift the look of an item from “generic, off-the-rack” to more premium or even custom made.
On this lovely Friday, let’s check out the Marbled Tank Top from Polymorphe. I think you all already know my feelings on precoloured latex - it’s interesting, but a little lazy. At the same time, I can’t think of many situations when designers have incorporated plain rubber with precoloured rubber for a more exciting effect.
In today’s situation, I think the model is more of a draw for me than the latex, but I do like the overall look. The splash of metallic pewter colour across the black looks more like paint stains than marbling (maybe I wrote the name down incorrectly?), but it’s a nice colour combination. It works well particularly with the chaps and the pewter briefs. Although I find a lot of the precoloured latex tacky (especially the ones made to look like jeans with pain splashes), I’ll give this one a nod.
Fortunately my blog isn’t bound by the same rules as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and I don’t have to maintain a minimum percentage of Canadian content.
Nonetheless, today I’m featuring the aptly named Textured Vest from Polymorphe (you can tell it’s Canadian because of the added ‘e’). The textured appearance of the latex is novel, but I wouldn’t get this piece. First of all, the texture of the material ends up creating an uneven surface on the skin of the wearer, which is counter to the smooth, tight feeling that most rubberists enjoy (as far as I know).
Secondly, the latex is preformed in sheets with the texture. I feel like Polymorphe, by taking this material and making a standard vest, is being lazy and not making a truly exciting item. The skirt has the same problem, where Polymorphe depends on the coloured pattern of the rubber sheeting to make an interesting item. Imagine for a moment that they had used standard black latex, suddenly the combo doesn’t stand out at all. I’ve seen much more interesting items where they’ve used rivets, rings, lace, rubber layers, etc to achieve much more fascinating effects. I could imagine incorporating some of this textured latex into a vest, maybe having side panels or shoulder pads with the textured stuff, and smooth latex for the main body. They could have tried a lot harder. Sorry Polymorphe.
Aside from appearing as though he is brushing his teeth very vigorously, this guy with the shirt and tie combo actually looks pretty good. The items themselves are nothing too exciting, but they certainly fit the model well. I particularly like the way the shirt stretches across his torso. Rubber love can be such a funny contradiction. We like it smooth, slick and sleek, but it also sticks, ripples and stretches across surfaces. It’s terribly revealing, exposing curves and titillating the imagination. All at once, it hides all and and leaves details to the imagination. My imagination tells me that this fellow has rock hard abs, but reality is probably far from fantasy. Let’s hope his teeth last him through his midlife crisis.
Polymorphe/Priape - Motocross Suit
Polymorphe is a Canadian company. They have managed to output some really hot designs using a few simple ideas, which is why they are the primary latex suppliers for Priape, Canada’s gay fetish, sex and lifestyle store. For example, they created a line of simple shirts and pants using marbled, coloured latex. I imagine a bucket of black latex is poured into red, yellow or blue latex and swirled around just before the latex sheets are produced, leaving patterns in the latex.
In our example today, they’ve taken basic black tights and a sleeveless top and added coloured patches down the side. It may be difficult to see, but they’ve used a latex with a sort of stippling for the patches, which adds a rough texture if one were to run their hands up and down the sides of the sexy owner of the suit.
All latex is expensive. While Polymorphe outputs very good quality, one complaint that I’ve heard is that you pay tailor-made prices for off the rack gear. Since Polymorphe is coupled with Priape, their market is wider and more integrated into the “mainstream”, which allows them to apply higher prices to their gear at the loss of the personal sizing touch.
I think I’ve already mentioned that I’ve been in a rubber contest or two, and this was the outfit of the fellow who justly beat me in the first contest. I won’t talk about the 2nd contest because the thought of it still fills me with a latex rage.