Tom of Finland: The Movie – Review

Tom of Finland - The Movie is a film that has been eagerly anticipated by our community for several years. As many of us reading this know, Tom of Finland was actually called Touko Laaksonen, and was best known for his depictions of leather-clad, super-masculine guys. His artwork became the symbol of the [...]

By |2017-08-30T15:46:18+01:00August 18th, 2017|Bristol, Cardiff, Film|0 Comments

Passing on the Leather Baton

Whenever there is change, it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. With Mr LeatherWest 2016 making way for the next holder of the title, it is a good time to look back on what has been achieved and to look to the possibilities ahead. Dave [...]

By |2017-02-16T09:33:05+01:00February 16th, 2017|Bristol, Cardiff, News, Title Contests|0 Comments

Why we need Gay Pride more than ever

Ok. First a quick history lesson. Pride has its origins in protest, and specifically in the Stonewall riots of 1969. This was when New York saw the gay community protest against unprovoked police raids on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn (the UK Charity Stonewall took its name from this). The following year the [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:34+01:00July 14th, 2016|Bristol, Pride|1 Comment

BLUF Bristol 11 – The Boots Edition

Wesco Pete working on BLUF 3005's boots Boots were the centre of attention at BLUF Bristol’s Spring meet, reports Leatherwest reporter Sam Benger. BLUF Bristol had its first gathering of the year last week and it certainly proved to be a leather clad example of what BLUF men are all about and [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:35+01:00April 12th, 2016|BLUF Bristol, Bristol|0 Comments

BLUF Bristol #11: A Busy Leather Night Ahead

BLUF Bristol holds its 11th meet in the City, marking a busy day and night for leathermen in Bristol's Old Market Quarter. Established in 2011, and now on its 11th meet, with a record 100+ attending the 10th meet during UK Leather Pride, the local BLUF Bristol group are taking over the cellars downstairs in the The [...]

BLUF Bristol: The TENTH Meet at UK Leather Pride®

LeatherWest reporter Chris Malford reports on BLUF Bristol, who are busy making preparations for the first ever UK Leather Pride®. Now organising their tenth meet to come to the City, the full-on Leather men's club is also celebrating their fourth birthday. BLUF Bristol will be four years old at UK Leather Pride, so it seems timely for the group to enter into [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:37+01:00September 21st, 2015|BLUF, BLUF Bristol, Bristol, Event Reports|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+01:00August 13th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Bristol, Cardiff, FOCUS, Pride, Title Contests, Wales|0 Comments

Five Things You Need to Know About Bristol’s Newest Fetish Night.

Bristol continued to cement its position as the place for fetish fun in the UK as Raven opened its doors for the first time. So with more choices available for guys, here’s what do you need to know about this latest addition to the Bristol kink scene.[no_toc]   1: Raven is billed “...for those who prefer [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:40+01:00July 29th, 2015|Bristol, Raven|0 Comments

Bristol Pride 2015 | Leather Picture Gallery

Leather men were at home during Bristol Pride, reports Sam Benger.  Following the first ever organised leather presence at Bristol Pride last year, leather men forming the squad during the parade this year were a sight to behold. Led by Neil, Mr LeatherWest 2015, the parade started from Queen Square and meandered through the city [...]

By |2015-08-29T22:26:52+01:00July 18th, 2015|BLUF, Bristol, Event Reports, Events, Socials and Parties, Pride|0 Comments

Bristol Pride 2015 | Leather in the Park

Bristol Pride 2014 saw a number of first, not least the first ever organised leather presence and leather inspired events throughout the week. On Pride Day itself, LeatherWest is pitching up its 'black tent' and desk and creating a 'little leather corner'. Based on the frolics of last year, the afternoon in the park is always [...]

By |2015-07-06T19:28:40+01:00July 6th, 2015|Bristol, Event Reports, Pride|0 Comments