womp womp…so I was supposed to be out in Rocky Mountain wilderness without *gasp* access to the internet until next week. Unfortunately, passport and border problems have severely truncated those plans. I was really looking forward to some time as a wild man of the mountains, and it’s a shame that border problems stopped me in my tracks. Instead, I’ll share this overly patriotic Minutemen Jacket from Dawnamatrix. It’s actually quite a cool jacket if you ignore the patriot colours. I think this jacket in black and white would be pretty nice, for example.
I haven’t shown anything from Dawnamatrix before, but they do have some cool items. This problem isn’t unique to this designer, but it is kind of frustrating when they appropriate styles from other cultures, and then label it all as one monolithic “Asian” section. I’m sure other tumblrs could go much deeper, and with better words, into why this is problematic. I can only say that it doesn’t feel right, especially when they don’t even try to cast POC models for the photography. It’s already bad enough that POCs are sorely underrepresented in media, including latex wear catalogs.
Anyway, here is the blurb from their website.
Latex couture is a revolution in fashion, merging fine art with high fashion. This collection of elegant and daring styles for men and women features latex in over 50 colors including transparent and metallic tones, and unique handmade textured patterns such as multi-tone checkerboard, pinstripe, and dragon scale. You will find elegant kimonos, historical figures, and regal divas in our collection. Intricate applique is a prominent feature of Dawnamatrix garments and each one is a unique work of art. Dawnamatrix takes latex fashion to a higher level. Dawnamatrix kimonos and garments have been displayed as textile art in museum and gallery spaces around Boston, including the State House of Representatives, Harvard University, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. Dawnamatrix has graced the runways of Boston Fashion Week, Montreal Fetish Weekend, Capital Punishment D.C., Smack! NYC, New York Rubber Ball, and Providence Fetish Weekend. You can see our designs in magazines such as Marquis, Skin Two, Von Gutenberg, Leg Show, Dark Beauty Magazine, Licked Magazine, and Rabid Magazine.
It’s becoming clearer every day that my next rubber purchase needs to be from Rubaddiction. They have new designs all the time, and much of it is really amazing. Take for example our design of the day. At first glance, it looks like a simple, smokey black, V-neck top with black tights. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that this is actually Rubaddiction’s one piece, Contrast Catsuit. This item gives you the super kinky feeling of wearing a full catsuit, while looking more casual (relatively speaking) in plain shirt and tights. Sure, it is probably a lot easier to just wear two separate items, but I get it’s not always about ease of dress. I really like this outfit, so I’d say it’s worth the hassle.
BTW, I’m away for the next week or so to do some work and to do some hiking around the Rocky Mountains. I’ll try to queue a few things up, but expect delays in replying to your messages.
As always, if you ever see anything cool and want to share it with the world, feel free to submit posts to me. You can either write out a full post, or just share a picture and I’ll deal with the rest. Wouldn’t it be fun to co-write this blog with me?
Hey! I know it’s probably outside your area of expertise but do you know of any places that sell pieces similar to the ones you post (kind of softbutch/sporty designs) that fit women?
Truthfully, I don’t have a lot of experience with lady’s latex designs. Also a lot of the designs I’ve seen are either really flowery and cute, or hardcore dominatrix…maybe I need to look harder. Regardless, my super reliable and awesome buddy twohandstochoke shared this photo with me a few months ago. Created by LoriWestwoodLatex from Malibu, this ‘latex hoodie in 2 toned bronze’ is a sight to behold. I could easily see a pattern like this being made for men as well as women. The tapering lines of this hoodie are really nice, and very much unlike the straight lines you get in men’s clothing. That said…can females actually get so skinny at the waist? The proportions seem a like they were made for a superheroine. Speaking of which, this piece vaguely reminds me of the Silk Spectre outfit made for the Watchmen movie. Unfortunately, this piece isn’t in her store anymore, but I’m sure you could make a special request for it. Her pricing seems pretty reasonable, as she has a smoking military dress on sale for only $200.
In any case, it’s a lovely piece and it makes me think that I should be checking out women’s fashions more often.
Anyway, I’ll close with Lori Westwood’s own words about her designs.
I am an artist and have been making custom latex outfits for about 5 years My love is to make couture designs that can be worn in public. I can make any custom shape or type of outfit. I can make anything you see on my sites for any size
Wow! I can’t believe I managed to stretch that Rubbout experience over a whole month. This will be the last post (thank goodness) about it, and we can get on with our regular rubber fetish fashion programming.
Day 3: Rubber Brunch
I think for most people the third day of Rubbout was a very laid back and relaxing experience. If you recall, we all just had a really crazy night. Me and twohandstochoke, working the front desk of the Red Door like; everyone else, working something else at the Red Door. The only event planned for the day was a great big brunch at The Junction. Brunch was really good with scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast, potatoes and a really fantastic fruit salad. I ate enough for lunch and dinner because I knew we would be busy later on.
At the brunch, some people were dressed up, and some people were not. I took the easy option and just wore my easy-wear zip top and leather suspenders. I have a stupid look on my face because twohands surprised me with his photo taking. People mostly kept to their own little groups, though a few people did come up to us and chat. It was funny to see all these kinky people wearing civies (day clothes). After eating, there was a really brief speech by the organizers to thank everyone for coming, and then there was a raffle draw. We ended winning a dvd of semi-amateur rubber porno produced by the folks at Rubberzone. Other prizes included gift certificates to Priape and Mr. S Leather.
With that, Rubbout was officially over. Twohandstochoke and I wandered over to Priape to check out the wares, and then headed home for a quick nap. Shortly after, we went back to the Red Door and picked up all the bondage furniture we had moved that day before, and delivered it back to their owners. The exciting weekend was rapidly coming to a close.
That evening, I went for a walk with twohandstochoke. It was pretty clear by the end of the weekend, that we got along pretty well. I think for me at least, it was one of the first times I got to really hangout with another latex fetishists for an extended period of time. I never really realized how nice it was to be able to say whatever you want and have the conversation partner understand a little bit of where you’re coming from . No feeling awkward, weird or shy about anything. This is probably what I’ll take away most from the weekend, and it was really a bit sad to see him drive off the next morning.
Of course, he’s coming back at the end of May to go to the Sin City party with me. It’ll be more of a mixed crowd, and my first time attending. I couldn’t think of better company! All locals are welcome and encouraged to attend with me :).
Check out this very cool latex and tattoo photo that I found on the mess that is tumblr. I wanted to know who this was, so I copied the image and searched for similar images using Google’s “search using an image” function. It turns out that this is Logan McCree, a gay porn actor who currently lives in Scotland. He’s got a nice blog where he tries to sell you videos, but he also talks about his life in Scotland. It’s very endearing.
I also really like the latex shorts that he’s wearing. It is a bit similar to a wrestling singlet, but the way the shorts cut relatively straight across, with widely spaced straps, makes it almost appear to be shorts with suspender straps. Anyway, I also like the nice seam lines in these shorts.
It’s too bad that the OP didn’t bother listing his source or crediting Logan. Why are people jerks like that?
Danny Deluxe has some atypical latex designs, but I think they should be given accolades for trying something completely different. For example, check out this “Black Latex Top with Glitter Collar”. Some may think it is too showy, over-the-top, theatrical and not suited in a fetish scene at all. Of course, I don’t think there is anything wrong with more fashion oriented latex wear. However, I do think there is other potential for this outfit. I’m imagining a fellow wearing a full grey or green catsuit as a base layer. They would put the sparkly vest and the gloves over top, and then finish off the effect with a big alien mask like this one from twohandstochoke. I think that would look like a pretty cool alien overlord…which in retrospect is more like a Halloween costume than a kinky outfit. Hm…any other ideas on this item?
It feels like it has been a long time since I’ve written up a proper latex item style assessment! It’s probably just my imagination, and just a long time if you’re living in a 20 posts/day tumblr world.
Today we’re checking out the Bicolour V neck shirt from Rubberzone24. Although it is relatively simple, I like the little features that they’ve put into this shirt. For example, looking at the collar, I first noticed the red trim on the pewter front panel. Usually, a nice edge can be produced with by just folding over the end of the rubber and gluing it down. I think using a different colour is more time consuming and gives a nice accent to the neck. Also, the V-neck is (I’ve heard) a little more difficult to pull off than the typical rounded edge. Apparently, trying to get a straight V-line is not as simple as cutting a straight V into the latex because of the way it stretches and pulls when one wears the item.
I also noticed the tight arm holes in this piece. They might chafe a little over extended wear, but I think it looks nice. Lastly, the choice of metallic colours is something that I’m enjoying. Overall, it’s a pretty straight forward piece, but I find it matches with my preferences. It pops out a little without being over the top exciting. Approachable but not boring :)
This is a nice little latex find that I stumbled upon when I was looking for Skintightrubber (STR) and mistakenly searched Skintight Latex. Despite the somewhat suspicious name, Netherlands based Skintight Latex shows no evidence of copying any other latex designer and their line of latex clothing is both bright and refreshing. Take for example their Streep (Stripe) Shirt. The bold, alternating lines catch the eye and really stand out against the faint hint of a regular black latex shirt. Each stripe appears to be individually cut and glued - a testament to the workpersonship and attention to detail in the garment. I’d be really interesting in seeing what other cool colour combinations one can come up with in this shirt.
Check out what they have to say in their own words (translated from Dutch)
Skin Tight is a company specializing in handmade latex clothing. We exist since 1993 and stand for high quality and finish. Given our fashion programs, you can assume that our designs have a good fit and very fashionable in design. We also regularly work with young designers and you can our work also found in museums and movies. Additionally, we are the market leader in the production of advertisements in latex suits on latex. You might scare the slightly higher prices, but our clothing does not begin to compare with eg latex from a sex shop, or other-cheaper-shops. We use quality materials and supplies, and everything is produced in the Netherlands in our own workshop, to ensure quality. All garments are made with love, and that you see coming back!
Since I can’t reblog myself, I thought I’d repost one of my favourite creations (the Flynn shirt) from the fantastic crew at Ego Assassin. It’s really funny to see the posts from my early days when I had no idea how tumblr worked (the original photo was posted as text, for example).
Anyway, Ego Assassin has recently released their latest Colony collection of latex that features a hexagonal cut pattern overlaying the latex beneath. They are also offering 20% off for the next two days, so check it out if you want!
It’s here that the lovely ladies in latex are also the luckiest ladies in latex. The collection is almost exclusively geared towards women, except for one domino mask that is unisex. I’ve noticed this to be the case in general, and I’m always envious of the fantastic designs that are produced for women. Do you think it is because guys just don’t care as much about the aesthetics as much as women, which means there is no demand for it?
Ego Assassin is a Toronto based latex-design and screen printing team. You can get basic latex gear from them, but where they really excel is in producing items with beautiful and intricate designs. Above you can see their Flynn muscle shirt and below is the aptly named Helix muscle shirt. I’m not sure if the patterns on the latex are some sort of printed ink, or if they are patterns cut from rubber. Either way, the effect is amazing and adds a modicum of interest and individuality to their clothing. I particularly like the Flynn shirt, but considering the price tag, there’s a pretty low chance that I’ll be picking up one of these pieces any time soon. You can expect to see more of their designs highlighted in my blog in the future.
It sounds like you had an amazing time! You look amazing in the photos of the borrowed gear. You really wear it well. It's shame you didn't take any photos of you in your party gear but I understand with the night being so busy! Cheers! Kavika in Cali
Hey! Thanks so much. I’m glad that you like the photo in twohandstochoke’s metallic black catsuit. We’re thinking of using it for some Fantastic Four cosplay…could really use some assistance from the comic book inclined on that one. I think it’ll be really fun and not too difficult to manage.