Leather is hot. Worn either for fashion or fetish, leather is a bold statement. We’re big fans of leather for both reasons, and we’ve purchased from nearly even leather retailer serving the gay community (and from some luxury brands too). You can always see leather on the Paris, NYC or London runways from fashion houses like Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Belstaff, Burburry, Rick Owen, DSquared2 and more, and you can expect to pay luxury prices. There are also plenty of good though lesser known leather makers, and we’ve listed many of them below.
— James Peters, HGD leather editor