Welcome to the home of BLUF, the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club. BLUF is a club for men who enjoy wearing breeches and leather uniforms. Founded in 1997, there are now over 3,400 members worldwide, and many of them meet in person at BLUF events.
On the BLUF menu, you can find out more about the club. The Community menu has our calendar of events and blog, while on the Info menu you can find many useful resources, including other clubs, vendors and venues around the world.
BLUF is one of the world's biggest communities for men into leather uniforms, with members in dozens of countries and around 100 events every year. Joining BLUF gives you access to our whole site, where you can meet other guys seriously into leather, create a profile, and become part of our community. We maintain a strict dresscode, which you can read about here.
Joining BLUF is free and open to men who meet our dresscode requirements. The site is run by volunteers, and owned by BLUF Ltd, a not-for-profit company based in the UK.
The leather scene's constantly changing - but there are many who still yearn for the vibe of the 70s and 80s. So the BLUF team in San Francisco has teamed up with the SF Eagle to bring you TRIBE: A leather resurgence.
Find out more details in the calendar: BLUF SF presents TRIBE
The long awaited film about Tom of Finland receives its London premiere on Friday 30th June, as part of the East London Film Festival. It'll be showing at the Hackney Picture House in Mare Street, with tickets £12.50 each. Full details are in the BLUF calendar: Tom of Finland - London Premiere
We are joining Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 Daddy G. & Touché to welcome our leather brothers and sisters from across the globe! Join the 1st party of the IML weekend in your leather uniforms. With DJ Harry T and Sponsored by Goose Island Brewery Free Chicago Red Hots, Chicago treats, gift bags for out of towners! Staying at the Congress- The Northside Leather Express with free transportation to and from Touché will be beginning at 9pm!
It's very easy, in western Europe and the US, to become complacent about the freedoms that we have as gay men, and as leathermen. As I've written before, in some countries - and often those only a short distance away - things are much less secure.
Our concerns, whether they be about equal marriage, loss of venues to gentrification or access to PrEP are important to us, but just as important is that we don't lose sight of struggles in other countries.
For our members in eastern Europe, Russia is not the distant country that many of us in the west think of. It's right on the doorstep, and also inextricably entwined with the history of their own. Just as in some of those countries there have been the first steps to a little more openness, which has seen events like Mr Leather Poland or EuroPride in Latvia, so too are there some faltering moves in Russia. This summer, for example, will see the St Petersburg Leather Club (SPBL) have their first event, from July 14-16th.
That might ordinarily seem like a case for cautious optimism, given the notorious anti-…
BLUF's website isn't just for our members. You'll find plenty of information available to non-members too, including our listings of leather and fetish vendors, leather venues, and local leather clubs, around the world.
The BLUF events calendar features events worldwide, organised by a wide range of clubs and other groups, and as well as BLUF topics, our blog often includes posts of general interest to the leather community.
Members of BLUF also have access to our online magazine, which includes reports from BLUF events, exclusive photo galleries, and even short stories written by other members. The member forum provides places to share tips or ask for help on a range of topics, incuding For Sale and Wanted sections, travel advice and more.
On your BLUF profile, you can even let people know if you have a guest room, or can show them round your city, and our sophisticated search tools can help you find a bed in a city, or even someone who's into the same things as you, with a playroom, who rides a bike and speaks German.
We're committed to keeping BLUF membership free, with all members getting all the functions of the site. BLUF is funded by donations and sales of BLUF merchandise. Members who donate to BLUF qualify for the BLUF card, which gives discounts at a range of vendors, including Boxer, Clone Zone, Fetish Freak, Mister B and Regulation.