Cardiff

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

The New Old: Hankies & social show the way

Going along to the second Leather Social: Cardiff, Phil S’Berg “finds where you get a mix, you get a buzz” and the afternoon makes him recall a classic 1970’s Leatherman’s Handbook. The streets of Cardiff were thronged with cyclists, spectators and with quite a lot of lycra on display as the  city played host to [...]

Leather Social: Cardiff

Some of the guys enjoying the Leather Social: Cardiff. Image courtesy of The Eagle Bar, Cardiff (all rights acknowledged). On 17th April 2016, a new chapter was begun in story of Leather Wales and the Rise of the Leather Dragons with the establishment of The Leather Social: Cardiff. The Leather Social is [...]

The Leather Social Comes to Cardiff

  LeatherWest reporter Sam Benger reports on the launch of Leather Social Cardiff offering leather men in South Wales and the West a new event to meet-up with like-minded men. In association with The Leather Social (based in London and Berlin), LeatherWest has teamed up to extend the concept of the "no leather dresscode, just come along, [...]

Building a Leather Wales: The Next Steps

LeatherWest reporter Sam Benger reports on the next step in the campaign to build a Leather Wales by going out on the road to meet people at Cardiff's watering hole for Leather men. During 2015, there's been an upsurge in the profile of the local leather community in the West. With Bristol firmly established as [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:37+01:00September 28th, 2015|Cardiff, Events, Socials and Parties, Wales|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+01:00August 26th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Cardiff, FOCUS, Wales|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+01:00August 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+01:00August 13th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Bristol, Cardiff, FOCUS, Pride, Title Contests, Wales|0 Comments

Pride Cymru-Cardiff 2015 | A Visitor from Amsterdam

Leathermen of Wales and the West and getting ready to parade with lots of leather pride on Saturday. LeatherWest's Tom Bristol reports that there's a visitor from Amsterdam on his way to support local leathermen.  Nick Dawson elected as Mr XXX Amsterdam 2015. Pic copyright of Rene Zuidervelt, 2015. All rights reserved. Last night's leather [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:39+01:00August 9th, 2015|Cardiff, Event Reports, Pride, Wales|0 Comments