(Published in Lavender Magazine, Issue #430, November 18, 2011)
1. Uniform Flight Cap
Black cotton twill + red stitching = one sharp-looking hat. Fully lined. Also available in gray. Handmade in USA.
$28.50 at inseamclothing.com (until 12/14/2011, use code “lavender” for free shipping)
2. Engineered Uniform Shirt
Uniform-inspired design. Slightly fitted shape for a classically masculine and powerful look. Cotton twill with natural stretch. Handmade in USA.
$72 at inseamclothing.com (until 12/14/2011, use code “lavender” for free shipping)
3. Metallic-finish rainbow cuffs
Nor your average cuffs, these are embellished with rainbow-metallic stripes and adorned with faux jewels. Bling for your dungeon.
$50 at The Smitten Kitten
4. 2012 Men-ups calendar
Butch guys photographed in poses normally reserved for mid-century cheesecake babes. Equal parts art, social commentary and deliciously twisted hotness.
$15 at rionsabean.com
5. 2012 St. Paul Firefighters calendar
The perfect calendar for those who appreciate uniforms, gear and smoking-hot men. (Proceeds benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.)
$15 at Rainbow Road
6. Bear hat
Is he a proud bear? Keep his head cozy and warm while dressing the part. Available in brown bear, polar bear or panda bear.
$52.28 at Cockpit Minneapolis
7. Liquid latex kit
Gives new meaning to the phrase “painted-on jeans.” Everything needed to get creative and discover the fun of liquid latex.
$54 at Cockpit Minneapolis
8. Candy posing strap
Imagine the possibilities of this sugary adult treat. Also available as a candy bikini and candy garter.
$9.95 at Rainbow Road
9. The Strut ring by Gear Essentials
Jewelry for his jewels that's functional, too. Premium stainless steel, made right here in Minnesota. Many other styles available.
$37 at GearEssentials.com
10. Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness
Written by your humble columnist. Makes a great gift—and get one for yourself, too. Print or e-book (Kindle, Nook, or Apple iBookstore).
Print: $21.95 at Cockpit Minnesota, Rainbow Road, Smitten Kitten, True Colors Bookstore or lifeleatherpursuit.com