***shoutouts today to swamibooba - apparently my thighs have the ability to make his friends gasp (hopefully in a good way). I’m glad that I finally have a super power :). Mikewhitesbastard - re:scouts uniforms, I am going to look and find the best latex shirt and little scarf combo for this outfit. As for merit badges, for now you can only get them at my place…you’ll have to come over and earn them ;). littleerrors - I’m glad you find that photo sexy. Looking forward to seeing more from your tumblr!***
Oh dear, with all the latex videos, contest news and ask responses, I feel like I haven’t posted a latex review in ages! Speaking of the contest, you’ve still got a couple more days before the contest closes. Enter the contests by following the instructions here.
Anyway, what’s a better way to bring back the latex reviews than with another brilliant design from Eustratia? The Shoulder Pad Top comes with an eerie, stylized crow skull applique on the side, and multi-texture shoulder pads. I quite like the three dimensional aspect of the shoulder pad design and would love to see it up close and in person to see how it’s made. Also, the applique is quite an interesting design that isn’t too cliche or tacky. You’ll also notice that the latex is not super shiny, and rather takes on more of a matte look. It seems the purpose of this is to move away from the usual skintight, super shiny latex, and go for a more casual street wear look. Of course, the lively shoulder pads kind of take away from that effect.
Eustratia’s line is currently all 20% off, so take this chance to pick out some fun designs while you can.
There has been way too my ugly mug on this blog lately, so why don’t we oogle over the Mirror Jeans from Florian’s Latex.
I like the appearance of the metal studs on these jeans. They draw the eye, but aren’t over the top like spikes on a leather jock, for example. I do wonder, though, if the inner backing of the studs feel uncomfortable against one’s skin after extended wear. I should also note that depending on the material of the studs, they may also stain certain colours of latex. As much as I like these jeans, I can’t figure out why they are called the mirror jeans. All latex is shiny when lubed up, so that doesn’t make sense. Maybe it’s because the studs are mirrored on the jeans?
Anyway, I am again away for the weekend because it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. There are lots of fun things in the pipeline for the next few weeks. I’m going to start working on a simple “Cjros answers questions while wearing latex” video, though no one ever asks me questions (hint hint), so I might just end up doing one of those accent games. Eventually I’ll also do the latex baking video, followed by a demo on mixing lube on the cheap. Aside from that, my rubberman around the house photos will slowly be released and you’ll get to see ever exciting photos of me washing dishes in latex. So yeah….lots to look forward to seeing. Hope you all have a great weekend, and send me some questions to answer! Please?
***I’m going to start leaving little call outs in my headers to people who have left little comments for me. The first such callout is to cybergothboy. Thanks for the kind words! Send me a message sometime!***
I am so behind the times! I first saw Eustratia’s new line of men’s latex clothing on rubbercanuck’s blog, then again on rubberdan’s tumblr. It’s pretty clear that I’m not doing a very good job as a latex fashion blogger.
Haha, fortunately this is my Tumblr and I can do what I want with it. Eustratia’s new men’s line is designed to avoid the “cliches” of men’s latex. What does this mean exactly? More baggy things, no jockstraps or cod pieces, and generally not for play but for fashion. In their own words:
The range, co-designed by Richard Ayres consists of a mixture of streetwear and vintage inspired pieces that don’t conform to men’s latex cliches and are closer to what modern men are used to wearing on a day to day basis. This hopefully makes customers that are new to latex more comfortable when exploring the material. A lot of the styles are not skin tight, especially on the bottom half, allowing for freedom in movement and comfort.
I think for a lot of people, the tightness of rubber is the main consideration. I think there is a lot to be said of the feeling of loose rubber brushing up against your skin. Old school rubber was all thick, loose and industrial stuff, so I’m sure an old guard fellow could speak more on this matter. Personally, I like this new range. It combines features together that I wouldn’t normally expect, lending for a fresh and novel look. It would definitely be fun to wear these out in public and see what sort of reaction one would get.
Anyway, here are some more words about Eustratia.
Eustratia is a creative new brand currently focusing on the design and manufacture of latex clothing and mixed media accessories. All latex items are hand crafted with care, using quality materials. We offer a wide range of latex colours as well as an exclusive range of fusion fabrics, trims and applique designs. Our aim is the exploration of antithesis, the combination of the unlikely and the interpretation of beauty. We hope our products will enable people to face reality protected and confident. Our vision is aimed towards individuals who wish to express themselves through their appearance, amplifying their beauty and enhancing their personality in order to convey a message. We dream of a world where the beauty and decadence of the past are combined with the posibilities and mystery of the future. ETHOS Eustratia is run soley by creative director and designer Stacey Black. All items are hand made in the UK in small quantities, utilising quality materials. The point of setting up this site was, of course, to sell clothes and make the Eustratia vision available to everyone so please bear the following in mind regarding the pricng and types of products available for purchase: The profit margin on the products sold here is low, no one is getting rich off this but in order to continue or possibly even grow(!) there needs to be enough revenue involved for someone to survive without going insane. Of course it is impossible for a small independent brand to compete with the prices generated by the world of fast fashion, especially where intricate detailing and exclusive designs are involved. Anyone seeking the cheapest product around should probably look elsewhere. Having said that, we do aim to make our products as widely accessible as possible and always offer good value for money.
Whenever I’m not quite sure what to post, I find Rubaddiction to be a pretty good fall back. Today we’ve got their simple shirt with 1/2 arm sleeves. Available in many colours, the button down front allows for a tighter fit in the latex. You can also see that the piece is made from many panels: at least 4 in the front and sides, panels for the arms and another for the shoulders. This allows the garment to have a much more flattering fit over the body of the wearer.The downside, of course is there are more seams to irritate the skin. These kind of details are important to consider when picking up latex items. I think the only think I would prefer a slightly stronger collar. Other designers like Latex101 have achieved this by using a thicker latex for the collar, which allows it to stand up properly, rather than flop downward.
In exciting news, I’m heading down to Seattle this Thursday for a hangout with the ever popular twohandstochoke. Any other awesome tumblrs around that want to hang out? Also, does anyone know the names and functions of the kitchen utensils in the background of this photo?
So, it’s only been a couple of days, but I’m already having serious doubts about my decision to join Twitter. At the very, very least, it allowed me to find the twitterfeed of Latex101 and realize that they had updated their line of latex clothing, as well as their website. The new interface is visually appealing and quite nice to navigate.
I’ve always been a bit sad that I posted most of Latex101’s latex line when I first started Tumblr and had an even smaller following than now. One of their new items that stood out in their latest update is the Contrast Jeans. I think the colour choice they’ve made is a little too close to the Recon brand colours, but you can choose your own colour. Aside from that, these jeans look well made and sturdy. I like the saddle seat pattern on the back, and I really like the use of contrasting colour on the inside surface of the front pockets. It’s a shame I have too many latex leggings as it is. I’m really out looking for new shirts or maybe a surf/wrestling suit right now.
Today’s Throwback Thursday features one of my first tumblr crushes, Twohandstochoke. Since then, we’ve become super IRL buddies, and have had a lot of fun adventures together. He’s wearing an awesome combo from Hypershine Latex, and this is one of my favourite photosets of him. A kinkster can’t help but love his photographer…go to his blog and send him some lovely messages :). He’s a super friendly guy.
BTW, I’m trying to plan a trip down to visit him in Seattle at the end of the month. Any other Tumblr followers want to hangout during the last weekend of September?
So, next up would have been aquatius, but he’s apparently away on travels. Until he gets back, we’ve got leathercrow
@leathercrow said: The most fun thing…hopefully kick back, talk, and see your smile…with us in gear? :-) sounds good to me anyway
I know a lot of folks associate rubber with sex, but It’s actually quite fun to just hang out and chat in your gear. I’ve entertained the idea of having a “Baking with Cjros in rubber” video post, or a video response to questions…but I’m lazy and I don’t get nearly enough questions to merit a video (hint hint).
Anyway, since hearing leathercrow’s response, I imagined us all sitting in a fancy private club sipping Laphroaig. We’d be wearing a splendid sports coat (like this one from Rubaddiction), and looking very dashing. We’d probably be talking about current events, or the weather. Or maybe I’d be making some nerdy botany joke and laughing unremittingly at my own wit. Haha, this is what you had in mind too, leathercrow?
Anyway, that’s enough silliness for now. Until the next time, what do you all think about a latex question response video, or a baking/cooking show?
what pants do you wear with a leather jacket or is the point of a leather jacket that you don’t care about anything at all ever
Your leather jacket looks like it’s based on the Schott Perfecto, a jacket first introduced in the late 1920s and popularised in the early 50s, and that…
this is the first time in the history of me on the internet where an inane question was actually answered by someone i feel very blessed right now. Thanks a lot for the advice! I have none of the things you suggested (srsly I don’t own black pants??) but I will keep them in mind. SECOND FASHION QUESTION: my messenger bag, shoes and belts are all brown leather, will i look like a FASHION IDIOT if I wear brown and black leathers? WHAT ARE THE RULES ??!?!
I thought you wanted an actual answer sorry. :3
Black and brown can look okay as long as you go for lighter browns and continue the theme through, it’ll look more deliberate.
Black and brown can look good if the outfit follows a similar, simple colour pallet. A pair of mid-brown shoes teamed with black jeans, a brown belt and a black tee would be the simplest way to wear them, and it means you can throw on your leather jacket and it’ll all tie in together.
Ideally, try to avoid wearing blue denims with brown AND black leather. It’s a look that can leave you looking like you should be judging a contest at a county fair.
Ultimately, fashion is 50% what you’re wearing, and 50% how you wear it. If you find a look you like, then work with it and work it. Rules are made to be broken, and ultimately you should dress how you want.
I like that there are folks on tumblr who actually know a thing or two about fashion, much unlike me. I should add a disclaimer to my blog…
fashion = ‘things I like’
None of my thoughts are based on any real training or understanding of colours, style or fashion! Follow Acidarmor if you’re looking to meet a super cool guy who is knowledgeable about fashion (among other things).
I feel like I’ve been telling too many long-winded stories lately. Today, we’ll just have a simple item review for the Sailor Shorts from Rbrduk.
In the distant past, I’ve shared some of the interesting steampunk inspired gear from Rbrduk. The sailor shorts take on a different feel…more costume party than cosplay. I like the tone of blue used for the trim and the anchor, though i would have preferred blue trim on the top of the shorts as well. In it’s current state, the shorts look continuous with the white shirt above, but maybe that’s the look they are attempting to achieve. Although it isn’t shown, the front has a blue panel in the crotch area that looks better than if it were just one colour. Overall, I think these are cute shorts, but I don’t think I could pull of the sexy/cute sailor look very well.
Two weeks ago, I was lamenting my decisions in life after I made the impulsive decision to buy a pair of latex skinny ‘jeans’ during the Libidex sale. These aren’t those jeans. What I didn’t mention, perhaps due to a sense of shame, was that a couple of days later I also bought these ‘Astaire Trousers’ also from Libidex. These trousers are Libidex’s standard latex trousers, with the addition of coloured stripes down the side and coloured trim on the pockets (yes…it has pockets). At 0.8mm thick, these are quite thick as far as latex clothing goes. While the thickness doesn’t allow for much stretch, I feel like it does make it seem more like ‘real clothes’ as a result. Oddly enough, these trousers came before the skinny jeans, which makes me think that the earlier order got caught in customs and that I’ll have to pay heavy taxes on the import :(.
My new trousers very nearly had their debut this weekend at my friends’ wedding. As I was getting ready for this wedding, I realized that I didn’t have any formal clothing. Despite my excessive number of thoughts on latex fashion, I don’t have much of a mind for fashion in day-to-day wear. For example, I spend most of my time walking around in my cycling top and fitted cargo shorts. In my panic, I briefly considered donning my new fancy latex pants to the wedding, but in the end I thought it might be a bit disrespectful and irreverent toward my good friends who were getting married. In the end, I found something somewhat acceptable to wear, but I ended up a little late for the wedding. I can tell you with 100% certainty that my lateness had nothing to do with trying on the Astaire trousers for the first time. Trust me.