Being a Leatherman

The #Gear365 Resolution

#Gear365 taking the leather community by storm! Your social media feed will have been peppered by leather guys around the world answering the call to leather up by Cal Rider, the Californian leatherman that behind this growing movement. Cal started the initiative to help and encourage men worldwide get their gear out of [...]

By |2018-01-20T20:33:48+00:00January 20th, 2018|Being a Leatherman, Outfit & Gear|0 Comments

Making 2018 the Year of Leather Love

The one question you can guaranteed to be asked over the next few weeks is “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?”. Aside from the usual diet, exercise and travel based responses, how about adding a commitment to the leather community? In 2018, LeatherWest is running its Leather Heart campaign which aims to throw a spotlight [...]

By |2018-01-01T18:05:21+00:00January 1st, 2018|Being a Leatherman, Campaigns|0 Comments

Lives of the Leathermen

Jake's video still shows guys from the LeatherWest region gathering at The Leather Social: Cardiff before the first Mr Leather Wales competition in 2016 Documentary film maker Jake Hardy, stumbled across our community while on a trip to Berlin. What happened next gave rise to a thought provoking short documentary film and [...]

By |2017-01-15T14:05:08+00:00January 15th, 2017|Being a Leatherman, Film|0 Comments

Tom’s Christmas List 2016

‘Tis the season for giving and let’s be honest, Leathermen love to give in so many ways! Once again Tom Bristol has been keeping his eye out for special gifts that any discerning leatherman would love to find under his tree tree this year. There is nothing like opening a special package that promises [...]

By |2016-12-12T20:39:57+00:00December 4th, 2016|Outfit & Gear|0 Comments

Reading Pride: In Leather Before the 5,000

Guest writer, James, a leather man in Reading, inspired by  'Leather On Parade' at Prides across the LeatherWest region this Summer, reports back from the first ever organised leather presence in Reading, where he was invited up on-stage to address five thousand festival goers. Well what can I say! Where do I begin? I made the call [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:37+00:00September 20th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Event Reports, Pride, Pride|0 Comments

FOCUS: The Leather World & The Men of LeatherWest – Part II

Guest writer Boy Dustin writes about his leather journey as "One boy’s International Experience" that started in deepest Georgia, in the heart of the Southern United States. Now living in the UK, pursuing his postgraduate degree, he's a culture and history lover. His journey now leads to Cardiff for Pride Cymru to join the men of LeatherWest, and reflecting on [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:38+00:00August 26th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Cardiff, FOCUS, Wales|0 Comments

Reading Pride: First Ever Leather Presence

Guest writer, James, a leather man in Reading, inspired by  'Leather On Parade' at Prides across the LeatherWest region this Summer, makes a call for leather men to gather for a first ever organised leather presence in Reading. Having seen the growing leather presence at other pride festivals across the West this year in Birmingham, Bristol, [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:38+00:00August 24th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, FOCUS, Pride|0 Comments

FOCUS: The Leather World & The Men of LeatherWest – Part I

Guest writer Boy Dustin writes about his leather journey as "One boy’s International Experience" that started in the deepest Georgia, in the heart of the Southern United States. Now living in the UK, pursuing his postgraduate degree, he's a culture and history lover. He recounts about his recent visit to Cardiff for Pride Cymru to join the men of [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:38+00:00August 20th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Feature Article, FOCUS, Pride, Wales|0 Comments

FOCUS: Building a Leather Community in Wales

Picture courtesy of and copyright of Huw Dale Photography, 2014. All rights reserved. On the eve of Pride Cymru in Cardiff, Neil Mr. LeatherWest  in making a call for leather men to stand proud, stand tall and help to build a leather community in Wales, relates a personal story of his very own leather [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:38+00:00August 13th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Bristol, Cardiff, FOCUS, Pride, Title Contests, Wales|0 Comments