Apparently I’m “weird” because I enjoy wearing shiny clothes and I sometimes go to fetish clubs. This was the opinion of someone who I would describe as “dull and uninteresting”.
I’m not going to make out that what I enjoy is in any way normal to most people, but FFS we are all different and we all have different things we enjoy which someone else will think it’s a bit strange.
Don’t knock the train spotters when you see them stood on the end of Doncaster platform. It’s their little bit of weird. Live and let live!
I see nothing wrong with a leather suit… Indeed I’ve owned one now for a lot of years. This is my latest – the waistcoat and trousers are from Higgs Leather (specially selected leather, not the cheaper option).
I was asked recently about my starting out in leather; well one of the first men I really appreciated it on was back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The TV programme was Bread and the character was Joey.
For the first few years Joey was played by Peter Howitt (yes, Sliding Doors, that one).
However I preferred how Graham Bickley wore it from season 4 onwards. He was playing the same character, but he wore it as more of a suit with a waistcoat and shirt, although he mostly wore it with a blouson style jacket.
The trousers were pleated style, as was fashionable back in the day.
I saw this programme on TV back in the day and always wanted to dress like Joey, although I never wanted his hairstyle! Even then I realised how bad it was. It wasn’t until about 2008 that I finally got my full suit.
After my sheer delight at how smooth and soft the leather is on my Higgs Leather trousers, I’ve decided to order a matching waistcoat. My blazer isn’t too dissimilar so I’m not bothering with that, but it will be really delightful to have a new leather suit which not only fits me, but is as soft and comfortable to wear as any fabric one.
This is the softest waistcoat I own. Sadly it’s missing a button. It’s still not as good as the trousers though.