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Bad boy

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Brett Reeves photographed by Peter Tamlin.

Yeah, I like the fetish look but all too often it’s been spoiled by ridiculous Tom of Finland-style moustaches. Brett Reeves, on the other hand….damn. Love the black nail polish and the tats; some of the clothes are pretty good too. This was from I Want to Do Bad Things to You, a great de-saturated photo spread by Peter Tamlin at Fantasticsmag. “Off-the-charts-sexy” says VGL which provided the tip. Can’t disagree with that.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The art of Ralf Paschke
Let’s get physical: Bruce of Los Angeles and Tom of Finland

 


 

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7 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by tate

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    Thanks for the blurb on our latest spread! We’re glad you like it!
    -tate

  2. #2 posted by Nathalie

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    oooh. A bad boy.
    That definitively deserves an award!
    I have given you an award. More details there.

  3. #3 posted by John

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    Hi Nate. I love it, best I’ve seen so far at Fantasticsmag.

    Thanks Nathalie!

  4. #4 posted by pe-jota

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    Ummmmmmmm, so nice

  5. #5 posted by Evan

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    Thanks for this, John. This sort of material (leather, vinyl, etc.) fetishism has, at least in America, been too long associated with demeaning power games and the regrettable hyper-masculinity of Tom de la Finland. Not that these are unacceptable, but I like to see a softer side of the -philia. Mustaches make me think of the Village People.

  6. #6 posted by John

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    The Village People (and the late Mr Tom of Finland) were playing with one of those minor fetishes which somehow became exaggerated into a very widespread look in the late 70s (see William Friedkin’s morally dubious but historically fascinating film, Cruising). It was so widespread for a time that the word “clone” was used to denote guys dressed in lumberjack shirts and tight blue jeans sporting big moustaches; our leading gay shop here in Manchester is called Clone Zone as a result.

    All very well if you liked that look but I never did. Leather can be good, however, which is what makes this spread so appealing. My tastes surprise me sometimes: I like this kind of black gear yet I can be equally fetishistic about tight white cotton. Maybe they represent two extremes?

  7. #7 posted by Evan

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    We’re each into what we’re into, not much rhyme or reason to it. Trying to explain fetishes is like licking the wind.

    And I positively adore Cruising.

 




 

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