***As an aside, I noticed that within minutes of releasing their photos, a certain unscrupulous blogger had already snatched their photos, removed the credits, and started posting the pictures as their own. Do yourself, and the latex community a favour by unfollowing these lowlifes and just sticking to the original sources. It’s much easier to reblog a designer’s picture than to copy it and remove the sources!***

latex101:

Marbled latex anyone? The future of fetish is here!
http://www.latex101.com/shop/

I know that I’ve spoken a bit disparagingly about marbled latex in the past, but Latex101’s new line of marbled latex is getting me in all the right spots! Judging by the number of notes on this post, many of you haven’t seen their gear yet, so I highly, highly recommend that you run over to their website right now. You might want to freeze your credit card in a block of ice first, just to let yourself cool down a bit before making any impulse purchases!

The boys out at Latex101 have done something really great with their marbled latex items that I can’t quite identify. Somehow, the combination of the marbled patterns, with just the right amount of plain latex segments, well cut patterns, and cute bums has led to a highly desirable product.

catalystlatex:

Let’s see if my theory is right that none cares for men in latex yet men always bitch about the lack of menswear out there. When no support is given so we don’t know what you do and don’t like what do you expect? model The Aussie Pole Boys photographer Shayne Fergussonhttp://www.catalystlatex.com/mens-tops/item/15-vest

Some time ago, the experts of rubber design and chlorination at Catalyst Latex left us with something to think about regarding mens’ latex fashion. In short, the general feeling is that there is less interest in men’s latex fashion than there is in women’s latex fashion. The result of this general feeling is that latex designers tend not to focus on creating interesting latex items for men. This, of course, leads to men complaining about the lack of designs available for them to wear.

I feel like there are a lot of different discussions to unpack from this idea. To start, if you are getting enough complaints about the lack of mens’ designs that you feel the need to write a irritated retort about the lack of interest in mens’ latex, then maybe there is actually more support and interest in mens’ latex than you realize.

Anyway, here are some questions a few of my thoughts to start off the discussion.

1) Is there a disproportionately lower number of mens’ latex designs than womens’ latex designs?

Maybe. When you look at websites of many designers, it is not unusual to see page after page of different latex garments for women, but only 4 or 5 standard pieces (i.e. vest, polo, shorts, jeans) for men. That said, just as there are many designers who only create things for women, there are also many designers (often gay related) that only create items for men. It’s hard to say whether the total number of garments made for women is much, much higher than the total number made for men. After all, I’ve been writing this men’s latex fashion blog for how many years now? and I’ve only recently been having a difficult time finding new things to post (and I can be a bit picky with my showcased items). Even if it is a little more difficult to find men’s latex, there are resources out there like my List of Designers. Maybe this all comes down to a case of men complaining because everything isn’t about them anymore!

2) Let’s imagine that there is definitely a lack of men’s designs. What is the reason for this trend?

One user suggested that it was because men like to see women in latex, and not other men. I find that this line of thinking is kind of bullshit because it is condescending to women, and completely takes away any sense of agency from women as a whole, as if they are just some helpless creatures at the whims of the decision making men. While many may act this way toward women, it is certainly not the truth. I whole-heartedly believe that latex-loving women like to see themselves, other women, and other men in latex, and their opinion should not be discounted. 

If anything, it seems most likely that men themselves are blocking the outpouring of latex designs for men. There is nothing so fragile as the masculinity of men, and it is perhaps this that is stymying progress. Because many men are afraid of appearing too “feminine”, or too “gay”, they are less likely to be adventurous with the clothes that they are willing to wear. Nothing too brightly coloured, no frills, no skirts, no fun, and just plain boring. Even in the stores that focus mostly on men’s clothing, you’ll notice that the majority of designs are heavy on the macho side. Motorcycling designs, army uniforms, dark colours, all tough and gruff. Regarding the “too gay” comment, it is possible that many straight men are so terrified of being incorrectly ID’d as gay, they they refuse to look at or acknowledge another man in awesome latex gear.

3) Should anything be done about this?

Ultimately, I’m not sure if there is actually a problem here. Certainly, men need to diversify their wardrobes and be less insecure about the things they wear. However, there are already a lot of different designs for men to wear, and it’s just a matter of finding them. If anything, us guys need to be more open minded about the things that we wear, and less stuck up on the traditional ideals of masc vs femme. It’s okay to try something new, and it’s okay to compliment another guy on his awesome latex fashion sense. 

I’m not sure if I have any more thoughts on this subject at the time, but I’m sure some of my followers do. What do you think about the state of men’s latex fashion?

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a new rubber/latex designer, and it’s with great pleasure that I introduce Young Action. Being a bit of a comic book enthusiast, I kept reading the name as Young Justice and am still hoping that they produce some cool Impulse outfits or similar!

Young Action just launched their store this year, and their youthful exuberance is both infectious and clear to see. The first thing that I notice is that all their latex items seem to be named after people. Take for example the 3/4 Kevin Shorty pictured above. Though relatively simple in design, the suit looks well made and I am actually a fan of the 3/4 length clothing items. What really struck me is the eager and keen look on all the models’ faces. It’s not to say that they’re not attractive/sexy young men, but first and foremost, they are just really super excited to show off their goods. You can’t help but like this kind of enthusiasm.

Here’s what they have to say about themselves as a company.

Young-Action is a new, young Fashion Brand that entered the market in early 2014 with the objective to bring more life into the multi-facetted fetish-world.

The focus for Young-Action will strongly be on latex products. Beginning with a small selection, Young-Action is determined to continually expand and breath new life into the market.

The pieces on offer are already available in many different colours. Classic black with coloured stripes- or a completely different colour – it doesn’t always have to be black! It definitely pays off to keep an eye on Young-Action, and you may make some new discoveries.

Young-Action has over 10 years of experience with latex – that’s how they can even fulfill your craziest desires.

Our motto is „Geht nicht, gibt’s fast nicht“, a play on a german saying that losely translates to ‚There is nearly no such thing as ‚Can’t’“

Like us on Facebook to keep informed about the latest happenings and creations from Young-Action

You can also check them out on Facebook. Speaking of FB, I’ve got a kinky account and a personal account. What about you? Is it a click too close to grandma for your liking?

(Source: young-action.com)

Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!

I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:

1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.

2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  

3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 

I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.

Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?

latexcrazy:

Latex made of Radical Rubber or 4D Supatex latex in more than 100 different colors by Latexcrazy.com with FREE made-to-measure tailoring service

I’ve been away at a work conference for the past week, and suddenly I’m back in Vancouver and the Vancouver Pride events are going full swing ahead. I don’t want to go another week without posting, so in between parties and general debauchery, I found a little time to do some writing.
From Latexcrazy, this lovely panelled longsleeve rubber top really stands out. Some would say it is a simple array of squares glued together into the form of a shirt, but I find the seam lines, and the intersection of points quite appealing and visually satisfying. Using the translucent latex over coloured latex is particularly bold, as that forces the maker to be especially careful and exact with their seams. Any slight deviation in the cutting or gluing would immediately become quite visible.
I find the colour selection to be appealing, though maybe not my first choice in selections. At the same time, I can’t help but imagine some truly hideous colour choices that some people could make. Imagine, for example, a rainbow mosaic of colours for the shirt panels!
I am also curious about the choice of a 3/4 zipper down the front. I have these often in triathlon clothes, and it’s good to help cool you down. However, it also makes it difficult to wear. Why not just a straight zipper down the front? (it’s probably an option you can select from the website). With the 3/4 zipper, usually one needs to step into the item rather than pulling it up overhead like a typical shirt. I’m not sure what that would be like in rubber though.
Questions of the day? What is the worst colour combination you can think of? Or for the Vancouver boys, what is the most hideous outfit you’ve seen at Pride so far?
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SONY DSLR-A900
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1/200th
Focal Length
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latexcrazy:

Latex made of Radical Rubber or 4D Supatex latex in more than 100 different colors by Latexcrazy.com with FREE made-to-measure tailoring service

I’ve been away at a work conference for the past week, and suddenly I’m back in Vancouver and the Vancouver Pride events are going full swing ahead. I don’t want to go another week without posting, so in between parties and general debauchery, I found a little time to do some writing.

From Latexcrazy, this lovely panelled longsleeve rubber top really stands out. Some would say it is a simple array of squares glued together into the form of a shirt, but I find the seam lines, and the intersection of points quite appealing and visually satisfying. Using the translucent latex over coloured latex is particularly bold, as that forces the maker to be especially careful and exact with their seams. Any slight deviation in the cutting or gluing would immediately become quite visible.

I find the colour selection to be appealing, though maybe not my first choice in selections. At the same time, I can’t help but imagine some truly hideous colour choices that some people could make. Imagine, for example, a rainbow mosaic of colours for the shirt panels!

I am also curious about the choice of a 3/4 zipper down the front. I have these often in triathlon clothes, and it’s good to help cool you down. However, it also makes it difficult to wear. Why not just a straight zipper down the front? (it’s probably an option you can select from the website). With the 3/4 zipper, usually one needs to step into the item rather than pulling it up overhead like a typical shirt. I’m not sure what that would be like in rubber though.

Questions of the day? What is the worst colour combination you can think of? Or for the Vancouver boys, what is the most hideous outfit you’ve seen at Pride so far?

***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?
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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100
Aperture
f/11
Exposure
1/160th
Focal Length
48mm

***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?
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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?
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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?

ego-assassin:

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.

(Source: rubberdutch.com)

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
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Canon PowerShot G9
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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

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