***Thanks for Anon-Mark from the UK for suggesting today’s post to me! It’s much appreciated :). Also, big shoutout to menthol-penguin, who’s friendly and peppy messages are always a big boost! Thanks for being so nice :) ***
Judging by the number of notes on this image, most of you have already taken a gander at the “Lockable Slave Suit” from new (I think) designer John Rubben. Based in Dusseldorf, Germany, this designer brings forth a range of fashionable leather and spandex fetishware. Some of their gear plays on typical hypermasculine (i.e. fragile male egos) tropes with leather underwear that incorporate huge bulging codpieces, studded with hard core spikes. Of everything, I felt their suit here was the nicest piece.
This leather suit is slim cut with flattering lines that make it remind me slightly of motorcycle suits. The advertising in the name “Lockable”, is a bit clever as it implies that “lockability” is a unique feature of this suit, and unusual in other full leather or latex suits. I guess it is fair enough to say that many suits do not have incorporated locking buckles, but it is easy enough to lock someone into a suit if you are so inclined. Beyond that, the name also immediately creates a fantasy for potential buyers. This fantasy brings out all the hormones, which get you all randy. I think we are all well aware of making some bad decisions when we’re horny! So out comes the credit card and suddenly you have a $600 leather suit in our hands :)
Anyway, awhile ago, grumpyspacetoad turned me on to Natalie Tran from the Community Channel, and she does a great thing where she asks a fun question at the end of all her videos. I think it’s a great idea, so the question for today is
What kind of silly, stupid, awesome things have you don’t as a result of being ridiculously horny?
Today my blog sinks to a new low, and I present to you a pair of photos of me washing the dishes at the home of twohandstochoke. In the 2nd picture I’m holding a Moka coffee maker, a cool invention that makes tasty espresso coffee right on your stove top. I’m not a coffee drinker myself, but I really hate using and cleaning those devices. Something about boiling water in a tiny, sealed container seems inherently dangerous to me. I find the pots tricky to open, and all the parts inside to be finicky to clean. Of course, I’m just complaining about little things, but considering how rarely I drink coffee, it’s a bit surprising how many coffee pots I’ve had to wash in my life time! Call it self-preservation as there is nothing like dealing with a coffee addict who discovers that they forgot to wash their coffee making implements the day before!
Anyway, this photos has me wearing a metallic pewter top from Latex101, and the metallic black skinny jeans from Libidex. I’m also wearing my favourite leather suspenders. My clothes are ridiculously shiny because of twohandstochoke and some liberal application of Vivishine. It is super easy to use, and I would highly recommend it as a shiner!
I’m glad you all stuck around for this super important and relevant post. I hope your lives are much improved as a result. I also hope you liked my little joke?
On June 16th, ego assassin will permanently close its production studio and cease taking orders on its website. This is a good thing.
Great ninjas don’t retire. They walk silently into the mist, leaving the world forever changed behind them. We don’t know about the entire world, but after almost 9 years of lubing, learning, cutting, gluing, drafting, designing, selling and shining, we’re pretty sure we’ve left a mark or two on the latex world. It’s certainly changed us in ways we never expected. That is the gift we received from each of you. Now it’s time for us to take that gift and find new worlds to make awesome with it. We can’t wait for you to see them…
In the meantime, you have one last chance to score that extra-special piece of latex goodness that you’ve had your eye on for months (or years!). Until we close down ordering on Monday, June 16th, you can have anything you like at http://www.ego-assassin.com for 20% off. Our last sale. Ever. Don’t miss out.
Ego-Assassin has always offered top quality, innovative latex/rubber fashion designs to both men and women. It’s a real shame that they closing their doors on Monday, but I’m sure they are moving on to new and exciting adventures. This is your last chance to get an Ego-Assassin outfit, so check out their online store for their fabulous collection, or look through some of my personal favourites here.
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve introduced a new (to my blog) latex designer, so let’s check out Rubber Dutch’s Catsuit with Stripes and Buckles. There are certain aspects of this catsuit that I like and dislike. Overall, it looks well made, with clean cut lines for a nice presentation. The straps and buckles that go across the front, across the cuffs and at the neck are quite nice and probably took good attention to detail to create. They’re different from other catsuits, and well executed. However, I’m not sure the vertical lines match very well with the horizontal buckles. To me, the main problem is that 2 thin vertical white lines usually signal that the piece of clothing is sporty like Adidas. The horizontal straps seem almost formal, and the discordance with the vertical sporty stripes is a little bothersome. Perhaps a single, thick line would have served better in this case.
*Edit: masc4cruller! Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking last night, but just couldn’t put words to it. The Christmas toy soldier/nutcracker/marching band look.*
In any case, here’s what Rubber Dutch has to say for themselves in their own words.
High quality rubber High standard of production Experienced staff take a lot of pride in producing the highest standard of quality clothing and accessories We are a new company specialized in rubber clothing. Using a large variety of colours we give an new look to the idea of rubber clothing. Our designs for both men and women are clubwear orientated, which is quite an original concept as far as rubber clothing is considered.
I don’t think I quite got the same smouldering expression on my face, but this is my latex version of the leather hoodie from Leather 665. I’m wearing the sleeveless hoodie and ninja half mask that I made earlier this year.
BTW, I leave for Colombia in a week. This blog will basically become a Cali, Colombia travelog for the next two months. Here’s your chance to abandon ship now :p
I must admit that I’ve been kind of riding the coat tails of that one popular leather hoodie post from last week. As some people mentioned, the leather hoodie harness probably got super popular because it featured a guy with sexy eyes and nice abs, but also because it was kinky, but just the right amount of kinky to be socially acceptable. It was cosplay-kinky, and could have been great for an Assassins Creed type costume.
So, with Rubbout over, and the term finished for now, what other excuse do I have for my infrequent posting? I couple of you know this, but it turns out that I am going to Cali, Colombia for an internship in about 2 weeks. It’s really sneaking up on me, and I have been trying to learn some Spanish, while also finding a place to live for the 2 months I’m down there. My Google Analytics tell me that only 2 people from Colombia have ever visited my site, and they immediately ran away, but if anyone has any insight into traveling in the country please send me a message. I’m a naive scientist, built for city life and isolated wilderness…not a busy Latin American city!
Anyway, today’s latex design comes from Signature Latex. This latex top with contrasting arms, high collar and zipper, and is a simple enough design that it might be a good next project for me (when I get back from Cali). In this example, I like the metallic colour choices, and the central zipper…arms can be really tough to get into otherwise!
Also, I know I have a whole bunch of messages to catchup with. I’ll get to them all eventually. It’s not that I normally get a lot of messages, but I just neglect them for a few weeks while they build up. Sorry, sorry, sorry!
I apologize that all I ever talk about on this blog lately is Rubbout. It’s one of those things that just ends up sucking up all your time, and then it’s suddenly over and you realize it wasn’t such a big deal after all. Of course, I’m not complaining because compared to the amazing rubbercanuck, I’ve been doing nothing at all. All the same, in my previous post I did mention that my job doing some of the sponsorship work had finally begun to bear fruit. I didn’t really want to say too much then because the deal hadn’t been finalized yet. Now the sponsorship is finalized, and I’ve been bursting at the seams to tell people about this exciting sponsorship.
Anyway, I’ll stop dilly-dallying and just get on with it. As you may have guessed from the posted pictures of themanoloortiz, I managed to secure a sponsorship with Latex Catfish. Basically, Latex Catfish has agreed to supply us with 3 beautiful catsuits: the two above and a secret one that will be revealed later. The plan is to raffle off one of the catsuits as a prize for people who register online before Rubbout begins, and the other two catsuits would be raffled off as prizes for the regular Rubbout raffle. Since there will be a maximum of 150 early registrations, attendees have a pretty good chance of winning a 200+ dollar catsuit. People who are attending should sign up now. I’d enter the draw myself, but it would look pretty bad if I won the prize :p!
In addition to advertisements, Latex Catfish also wanted me to wear their suit over the Rubbout weekend and get some photos in it (courtesy of our weekend photographer Twohandstochoke). It was really difficult to get me to agree to that, though the winner of the suit will probably have to rip it off my body to get it!
I should end by saying that I think part of the reason why Latex Catfish went along with this sponsorship idea was because of this Tumblr. They liked some of my posts, and especially like twohandstochoke’s posts, and I think they got to know me a little through the blog. So thank you all for supporting me! I know I may not have the most followers, and I might type waaay too much, but I’ve enjoyed tumbling around with all of you :).
Considering all the tumblr notes that this image already has, it doesn’t seem like the Sportsman suit from Fantastic Rubber needs any more attention than it already has received. Nonetheless, here it is and here I am talking about it.
The Sportsman suit is probably one of the most interesting/unique catsuits in the Fantastic Rubber lineup. The panels in this catsuit are not typical, and a bit odd, but nonetheless eye-catching in an appealing way. At least in my mind, this suit is slightly misnamed and doesn’t inspire thoughts of a sportsman when I see it. The swoops and lines are unlike any design I’ve seen for any sport, and I’ve seen lots of crazy cycling jerseys, triathlon gear, soccer kit, etc. More than anything, the patterns in this suit (and the model’s posture) remind me of a speedy ungulate like the antelope. Antelope are lovely creatures, so this is certainly a positive comparison.
Anyway, tell me what you think. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this outfit?
In past, I have expressed my appreciation for this model for EgoAssassin. The adorable little moustache and his awesomely long hair are just too much for me! In any case, we’re here to talk about the latex and not the model.
Pictured here is the lovely Flynn shirt with Hex patterning on the top panel. The laser-cut hex pattern adds texture and variation to a top that, while lovely, is not super exiting or different. The forearm gauntlets are also a nice addition. I’m terribly curious as to how this hex latex feels against the skin. I think a huge part of the enjoyment of wearing latex is to have it covering and restrictive on your skin. The hex pattern would make it much more stretchy and perhaps not quite as durable. The thick but sharply edged hexagon pattern make it similar to fishnet, but different enough to make it inspire a different look altogether. A great accessory all around!
The other day I had this great conversation with tumblr user JdoggieX about how great it would be to get a latex outfit built in the style of Tron: Legacy. You can certainly pick up something in that style from some latex companies like Latex Catfish. However, without actually installing lights into the suit, it’s difficult to achieve the similar glowing effect seen in the movie visuals.
The two main options that we decided on were to choose a really light colour (white, light blue, etc.) that would show up really well against the backdrop of black latex. The other option is to go with metallic colours that catch the light and shimmer a bit in regular light. Neither of us really know what would be the best choice.
Regulation provides one additional option (though you’d have to request a specially made Tron suit) in their recent addition of fluoro-colour latex. Take their new Reactor Suits for example. The coloured latex is formulated in such a way that it reacts to UV black lights (the ones you find at night clubs that make gin and tonics look oh so cool). Were it not for the insane heat and dripping sweat, it would be so cool and amazing to see a guy in a glowing latex Tron suit dancing up a storm at the the next Rubbout party or other event (yes, that is product placement).
You all know that I love cycling, and I have one addition option (not tried on latex yet). Sugoi, a Vancouver area cycle gear designer, recently released this new reflective jacket that shines incredibly brightly when a bit of regular light is flashed on it. It achieves this affect by installing little glass particles discreetly into the fabric. Maybe something similar can be done with latex? That way, you could could shine like a star without having a black light following you around all day!