Project Description

One of the greatest pleasures of leather fetish is its diversity within conformity.

Within the gay male leather community, there are lots of ways that guys express themselves and demonstrate their love of leather. Over the years, different styles have emerged as guys have drawn inspiration from the world around them – from the military, the frontier pioneers, the police as well as the history books and modern fashion. Combined with guys’ own inventiveness, the leather fetish world is more diverse than ever.

However, it can seem confusing to newcomers and established guys alike. We have identified a number of ‘Tribes’ that help to give some structure to this world and offer a common language to describe our interests and passions.

In The Manual, we take each of the main Tribes and explain them in more detail.