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 4,000 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.
Once again, BLUF will be marching with London Leathermen in the Pride Parade, which this year takes place on the 2nd of July. If you would like to take part, please either add the event BLUF in the London Pride Parade to your Travel Plans, or email email@example.com
We're sorry to announce that Backstreet, London's leather bar, is set to close its doors on 17th July, after 37 years. You can read an appreciation of the bar in our blog post.
I had an email recently from a prospective member, in which he mentioned that he estimated it would cost him around £1,000 to go to one of the London leather stores and buy himself all the gear he needed to join BLUF.
Since this is not an uncommon perception, I though it best to address it in a detailed reply to him, and I've shared the essence of my response on Twitter; this blog post is a slightly longer version
First, let's be completely clear: the cost of joining BLUF itself is zero. You can, if you choose, make a donation during the application process, or after you have been accepted, but you don't have to. Donors receive a membership card, which gives discounts in some stores, but everyone gets the same features of the website, and is treated the same in the club, regardless of donation status. You don't have to give us money to be a member, though of course we tremendously appreciate it if you do, as we have bills to pay.
Of course, BLUF is a dresscode club, so the real cost of entry is the cost…
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.