In association with The Leather Social, LeatherWest is proud to bring a new type of event to the west for those with an interest in leather gear.
A great social opportunity for BLUF men in Wales and the West. Find out more >>> http://www.leatherwest.com/social/
Wednesday 13 April, SBerg (12).
13 Apr 2016
Boots were the centre of attention (and attraction) at last weekend's BLUF Bristol Spring meet.
Read more here http://www.leatherwest.com/bluf-bristol-11/
12 Apr 2016
Report on the recent Spring BLUF meet in Bristol where the boots were the centre of attention.
More here >>> http://leatherwest.com/bluf-bristol-11-the-boots-edition/
23 Dec 2015
From all the guys at BLUF Bristol to our BLUF brothers across the world "Merry Christmas" wherever you are, what ever you are doing, whom ever you are with.
12 Nov 2015
Congratulations to Luis, @255@ who was elected Mr Leather Spain last weekend, and also to David, @3051@ who was elected Mr Leatherwest the same weekend.
30 Oct 2015
For guys arriving in Bristol for UK Leather Pride, unpack and then..."OMG...I forgot my cigars", Bristol has a great store not too far away from the Old Market Quarter, playing host to all the events during the UK Leather Pride weekend.
Check out Bird's of Baldwin Street - 5 mins walk away from the action >>> http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/birds-of-baldwin-street-bristol
UK Leather Pride >>>
23 Oct 2015
For members who are thinking about coming along to the BLUF events at UK Leather Pride, the organisers have just announced that they have secured a new partner hotel.
Hampton by Hilton opened just two weeks ago, back in the city centre (by Cabot Circus) and minutes walk away from Old Market where all the action takes place.
Leather Pride advise to call the hotel direct +44 (0) 0117 9446 888 and quote
23 Oct 2015
It's official, over 80 men (members and guests) now certain to be at the Friday night meet. Seeing that the dinner sold out in just six days, there's bound to be a surge in numbers as we enter into the peak period with just two weeks to go.
So, you're advised to get your tickets as soon as you can. The challenge has been set: can we all make it to a "BLUF 100"
15 Oct 2015
Photobooth by N Z Page - Male Images on the Saturday afternoon.
Are you up to the challenge? That is: capture as many leathermen as possible in a two hour stint.
Whilst in the queue make sure you get a coffee at JJ's Cafe at Arts West Side from the lovely Sam, who's turned her cosy hub into the "Bristol Leather Cafe" during UK Leather Pride.
07 Oct 2015
The dinner has been sell out - in just six days. BLUF Bristol would like to sincerely thank all the members who responded so enthusiastically.
Should you wish to go on a reserve list (in case of any cancellations) please send a BLUF message to Oswin #12.
At The Retreat, in the heart of the Old Market Quarter, a two course meal is offered at £14. Reservations and
21 Sep 2015
BLUF Bristol celebrates its fourth birthday and the tenth meet of the club during the UK Leather Pride Weekend.
The biggest gathering of BLUF men seen in Bristol is expected. Here's an article on the LeatherWest blog about the forthcoming meet.
16 Aug 2015
Picture Gallery from Cardiff Pride
Local BLUF members from South Wales, Bristol and England's West Country caused a big stir in the Welsh Capital. Leathermen kept being stopped for pictures, "getting papped" (stopping traffic in one case) and where there was a distinct leather "Welcome in the Hillside" in the streets of the Welsh Capital.
More here >>> http://leatherwest.com/pride-cymru-2015-4/
14 Aug 2015
Read Neil Mr LeatherWest 2015 @2934@ and his thoughts about building a leather community in Wales.
He also writes about his own personal leather journey - where leathers brothers provided support at a time of loss >>> http://leatherwest.com/focus-mrleatherwest-2015-1/
11 Aug 2015
Things are revving up for Cardiff Pride on Saturday 15th August with an added visitor from Amsterdam :-)
25 Jul 2015
Picture Gallery Featuring BLUF Members
Now available at our friends at LeatherWest >>> www.leatherwest.com/bristol-pride-2015-4/
14 Jul 2015
UK Leather Pride®
The official poster for the first ever UK Leather Pride, being hosted by Bristol, has been released. Image by photographer Neil Page. We're sure you'll agree this one is a keeper! Already people are describing it as "The Three Kings".
More info on the weekend here >>> www.ukleatherpride.com
09 Jun 2015
Summer is hotting up for leather men in the West, according to LeatherWest's Summer Leather eNews.
News about Pride Marches and events in Bristol, Bournemouth and Cardiff as well as special 'one-offs' such as Tom of Finland film screenings.
Read here >>> http://eepurl.com/boJn4n
29 May 2015
A leather film screening event during Bristol Pride. Friday July 3rd.
UK based artist Patrick Staff introduces The Foundation, a documentary style film about the daily life of the Tom of Finland Foundation, based in Los Angeles.
Screened at Spike Island Gallery in Bristol during Bristol Pride week, who co-commissioned and co-produced the work.
Preview showing special Friday 3rd July, 6pm-9pm and party till late! (So we are told by the organisers)
28 May 2015
After the successful leather legion in the Birmingham Pride parade, the next big "leather on parade" is at Bristol Pride.
Led by Neil (Mr LeatherWest 2015), BLUF Bristol will be joining up with LeatherWest for a truly impressive sight that never fails to delight the crowds.
14 May 2015
UNION, the leather men's event by leather men, returns for the Summer edition.
Deep down in the cellars, underground in The Retreat Bristol, the temperature will be rising.
Will it be leather shorts and a lighter leather look as opposed to the full-on leather uniform? Will it be gangs of leather men wearing a waistcoat over bare chests?
As always BLUF men in full leather uniform are always welcome, always popular and
02 May 2015
LeatherWest has sent a mailshot out to followers about today's leather market.
There's an urgent call out for leather gear from men wanting to start their leather lives: in short, jeans, shirts, jackets, ties, boots.
Over 140 items booked in for sale - and a range of muir Caps!
Take a look at their newsletter >>> http://eepurl.com/blxn-D
Market open at Bristol Bear Bar TODAY from midday until
19 Apr 2015
The well established LeatherWest Leather Market is popping up in Bristol Bear Bar. It's a great way to start, expand or refresh your leather wardrobe.
Choose from a wide variety of second hand or nearly new items
15 Apr 2015
Leather Radio Podcasts
Local leathermen's group LeatherWest release podcasts form the BLUF Bristol meet at Easter. Thanks to Tim for interviewing and the post production work. Listen here >>> http://leatherwest.com/bluf-bristol-9-4
12 Apr 2015
Article on LeatherWest.com reporting back on happenings at Easter's BLUF Bristol meet #9.>/b> http://www.leatherwest.com/bluf-bristol-9-3/
03 Apr 2015
Preview article for happenings in Bristol during 'Leather Easter'
Easter has traditionally been a time when leather men get away for a break. In the past decade that has meant
01 Apr 2015
Preview of BLUF Bristol #9 on Easter Saturday
"For many leathermen, the Easter weekend is known for the laid back streets of Schöneberg and the delights of the Berlin Leather Weekend. Nevertheless, for BLUF members and their admirers, there
17 Mar 2015
News of the forthcoming screening of Cruising, starring Al Pacino, followed by Interior. Leather Bar, now on blog at LeatherWest.
Hurry up, looks like tickets are going fast. Organised by The Cube Community Cinema, Stokes Croft, Bristol. Link to article >>> http://leatherwest.com/film-cruising-2/
10 Mar 2015
Over on LeatherWest's blog is a preview article for the forthcoming UNON this coming Saturday.
More info and tickets on the preview article on the LW's blog: http://leatherwest.com/union-6-1/
10 Mar 2015
Not long now for the next leather event in Bristol. UNION is designed to bring together "all the tribes of leather", be it pups, daddies, uniforms, bikers, skins - you know the gen.
Previous popular themes were bikers and then skins. This month it looks like 'Urban' will be the popular look. What's that, you might well ask. Check out the images here on LeatherWest's Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration: More
06 Feb 2015
The next BLUF Bristol meet takes place on Easter Saturday, our ninth meet!
Some thought was given to the date. Many people are fearful of holding any event during Easter due to the perception that "everyone's in Berlin for Easter". So, we canvassed local members and discovered that this far form the case.
We also took a look around to see what was happening around the UK. There are no other BLUF
28 Jan 2015
News this week from the organisers of UK Leather Pride, which Bristol is hosting in 2015.
The dates for UK Leather Pride have been pushed back a month. They say: "We did this reluctantly. Our hand was forced because we couldn't secure hotel deals. Occupancy levels were high and hotel chains did not have the capacity we wanted.
"This is due to the Rugby World Cup being staged for three weeks
16 Jan 2015
The first BLUF meet of 2015 in the UK is now just over a week away on Saturday 24th Janaury.
As has come to be expected of Bristol, the local group has secured an exclusive use of a venue for BLUF members all night! So, it will be a wall-to-wall leather event: a sea of Muir caps and gloves wrapped around pint glasses. There's no "first hour exclusive" only to share the bar/venue
15 Dec 2014
BLUF Bristol starts the New Year 2015 with its #8 meet. Exclusive use of space. Ticket only. BLUF members and guest of members who meet the BLUF dresscode, which is strictly enforced. Entry GBP 8. More info MrkClements (87), Black Arrow (3204), SBerg (1833). The Retreat, 16 West Street, Bristol, United Kingdom firstname.lastname@example.org
07 Dec 2014
UNION Leather returns for it
16 Nov 2014
The market returns with its FIFTH outing and this time at The Palace Bar, in the heart of Old Market Quarter (opposite the Bristol Bear Bar).
Lots of gear being entered for sale, plus an expanding range of items that will be of interest to leathermen in general.
Doors open at 12 noon for booking in and setting up, sales 1pm-5pm, Best offers accepted between 5-6pm.
An afternoon also to catch-up with
10 Oct 2014
LeatherWest have just released an official video trailer for the first ever Bristol Leather Weekend, which, of course, BLUF Bristol is playing its part with two events during this Leather Pride. www.leatherwest.com/blw
09 Oct 2014
BLUF Bristol have launched their new look event poster for the #7 meet on Friday, October 17th, during the Bristol Leather Weekend.
The main image is courtesy of Cologne/Koln based artist Jorden Arts - http://jordenh.tumblr.com/, and recognised as the copyright holder. Used with permission all rights reserved.
Thanks also for the general poster design by Fang Paddy recon.com/bondagecontrol.
19 Sep 2014
Hi guys. Message from BLUF officer #2840 "Hello guys. Looking to get down to Bristol to do the Leather Weekend and BLUF #7. However I want to share a hotel room with someone. Anyone interested in doing so please PM me."
If you are looking for a roomie, take advantage of the hotel offer and get to stay at Future Inns right by all the venues for the weekend at less than
17 Sep 2014
LeatherWest has announced the inaugural Mr LeatherWest title contest to be held on the Saturday evening of the first ever Bristol Leather Weekend (look out for hashtag #BLW2014 on twitter, etc). Applications are now being invited for leathermen to be candidates. More information: www.leatherwest.com/mrleatherwest THIS IS A FREE ENTRY EVENT The Retreat, 16 West Street, Old Market Quarter, Bristol from 8pm.
12 Sep 2014
New article on LeatherWest's website worth reading.
Why sit at home and have "Berlin Folsom envy". Get off your butt, get leathered up and get out there!
UNION tomorrow, Saturday 13th September Entry GBP 8, "Underground in the cellars" of The Retreat. http://leatherwest.com/union-3-1/
08 Sep 2014
LeatherWest report that they have received their first batch of stamps from Finland and will start to dispatch out to people this coming week.
They still have stamps in stock for sale at £5.50 a set, flat rate inclusive of postage to ANY address worldwide.
Today stamps have appeared on eBay for £15-£20 a set!!! LeatherWest say they will hold the price at £5.50 until their current stocks run out.
27 Aug 2014
Local BLUF guys made a big splash in the Welsh Capital on parade stomping through the streets of the City.
Check out the gallery here. More pics being uploaded daily. http://leatherwest.com/pride-cymru3/
27 Aug 2014
LeatherWest say they are continuing to find pics on line, and some photographs being sent into LeatherWest.
So new images are being uploaded regulary. Check out at the website http://leatherwest.com/bristol-pride-2014-4/ and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.881127575249148.1073741832.268721263156452&type=3
27 Aug 2014
Details released for the next UNION event in Old Market, "underground" at The Retreat. Popular with BLUF guys locally, this is the first event of the 2014-2015 season and sure to be popular as a warm-up for the first ever Bristol Leather Weekend in October.
Dresscode applies as you would expect - from "leather lite" to full BLUF. You decide!
A fair few new faces expected, so this will be a
25 Aug 2014
Hi Guys, happy to confirm BLUF Bristol #7 will be at "Underground at The Retreat" on Friday night 17th October, immediately after the BLUF Dinner. So not too far to slink off downstairs for some R&R afterwards.
Entry is £8 and you can get your tickets on-line beforehand at https://www.bluf.com/events.php?870
REMEMBER: this event is entry restricted to BLUF Members and registered guests of
23 Aug 2014
LeatherWest with BLUF Bristol have secured the following hotel deals exclusively for guys attending the Bristol Leather Weekend for October 17-19.
Future Inns, Cabot Cirucs, just a few minutes walk from the Old Market Quarter where all the tweleve events over the weekend will take place.
Available for stays between : the night of Friday 17th October to Sunday night 20th October (inclusive).
Rate: £76.00 per night: includes breakfast, free WiFi
24 Jul 2014
By any measure, whether you were part of the day or viewing on -line, Bristol Pride was a terrific success. BLUF men were out in force for Leather On Parade and at the festival in the park during the day. Catch up here on the happenings, with a gallery of pics now published. http://www.leatherwest.com/bristol-pride-2014-4/
07 Jul 2014
For the first time ever, Bristol Pride have approach BLUF Bristol and LeatherWest to seek a leather presence at the parade on Saturday 12th July. Gather in Queen's Square by 11am to get organised and set-off at 11.30am. Duration 30/45 minutes. Read more here >>> http://leatherwest.com/bristol-pride-2014-3/ Look out for the leather pride and BLUF flags! Please contact Tim @3204@ for more info and to register your interest.
07 Jul 2014
The summer leather/denim/cowboy party returns! Tickets £5, of which £2 is donated to Bristol Pride. Link for more info: http://leatherwest.com/bristol-pride-2014-1/
07 Jul 2014
LeatherWest and BLUF Bristol have joined forces to have a first time presence at Bristol Pride. A leather tent and info desk will be running all afternoon from midday until 6pm. Swing by and say hello - there's a surprise waiting for you! Look out for leather pride and BLUF flags flying. More info: @87@, Oswin #12 Check out eNews by LeatherWest >>> http://leatherwest.com/bristol-pride-2014-1/
02 Jul 2014
The week kicks-off with a special showing at the Watershed on Bristol
05 Jun 2014
UNION is the event for all leathermen, no matter what leather tribe you belong to.
Exclusive leather space underground at the Retreat Bristol on West Street in the heart of Old Market, Bristol.
Space to change, space to mix, space to wander.
Music by DJ Daddi!
Tickets: regular £10, or use discount code jun14 to get £2 off!
Retreat Bristol 16 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0DF Bristol, United Kingdom
10 May 2014
Local leatherman in the West, Clive has produced a Leather Pride Bristol Gromit, our beloved animated dog. Terrific! It's been entered into a competition at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway - go along and see it for yourself! Well done Clive, a bloody brilliant idea! Check out more here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=750727961633391&set=pcb.750728114966709&type=1&theater
28 Apr 2014
The Leather Market returns for its Spring seesion in May (now the fourth time held). The original "Bring & Sell, Try & Buy" market of all goods leather and items of interest to BLUF members and leathermen in general. Boots, jackets, gloves, pants, breeches, books, DVDs, posters, caps, badges, ties, shirts will be in stock. Previous markets have seen a terrific range of gear including: VK79, RoB, Mr B, Langlitz, Wesco, Chippewa, Expectations, Regulation
28 Apr 2014
Leatherwest, a community non-profit organisation for Gay Leathermen, has purchased some blocks of the sought after Tom of Finland stamps, being released in September 2014.
The group is able to offer the stamps at a modest saving compared to Finland Post (about £1.50/ Euro 1.40 / US$ 1.80 for one set). LeatherWest will make a small profit on each set sold, which will be re-invested back into the leather community in
23 Apr 2014
For the second time only, the complete comic adventures of KAKE by Tom of Finland hits the bookshelves in May 2014.
Our friends at LeatherWest have the opportunity to obtain the book on its publication date (May 15th) at a discounted price with a wholesale.
However, in order to get the best price "expressions of interest" are invited to qualify for the lowest price, which will at least beat the Amazon and
09 Apr 2014
Saturday, April 19th Come and join in a leather night out over the Easter weekend.
From 9pm BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, West Street From 10pm - The Den - Bristol, Gloucester Lane
Easter is a time for renewal and starting anew, so what better time to get out there and be proud of your leathers
28 Mar 2014
News from our friends over at LeatherWest. New blog article previewing tomorrow night! See here: http://leatherwest.com/bluf-bristol-61/
14 Mar 2014
We're pleased to announce that we will have a bootshiner for the event on Saturday March 29th at The Den.
We're delighted that Wolvesperv trainersbuk (formerly #2555) will be 'on duty' from 10.30pm to shine up all your sexy tall boots to the expected BLUF standard. Get there early to avoid the inevitable queue!
12 Mar 2014
Plenty of local BLUF members from the West Country, South Wales, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea attended UNION on Saturday. It's a new leather event. For coverage see here: http://leatherwest.com/five-things/
12 Mar 2014
Discount room offer for the next meet in Bristol on Saturday March 29th. The Den Rooms above the venue are available to BLUF members and can be secured by calling Pete (Bar and Rooms Manager at The Den) on 077 25 60 90 80. Doubles at £30, Singles at £20. Be quick though. When they're gone, they are gone. Check out the rooms here via: http://www.denrooms.com/
11 Jan 2014
BLUF Bristol has been nominated for the ShoutOut Listener Awards for Best Men's Event. ShoutOut is an LGBT programme broadcast on the local radio station BCFM. Congratulations to the Bristol team for the recognition of their hard work.
You can cast your vote here, and find more information about the <a href="/calendar.php?id=686">next event here