ASK BACCHUS: What Can I Wear to the GEAR Party?

This Saturday, March 19th is our fourth GEAR party. The buzz has spread — it's a sexy party where men proudly show off their interest in something on the wild side. A reader asks:

What can I wear to the GEAR party? I don't have any leather stuff. What else is considered "gear"?

Great question.

Photography by GayGroundZero.

There are so many outfits that could be considered "gear" or "fetishwear." A few years ago, in another city, some of the staff of Bacchus were involved in photoshoot to communicate the breadth of the world of GEAR (see composite image above). There was: mechanic, football, mountie/lumberjack, wrestler, twink, redneck, leather, jock, bicyclist, baseball, fireman, military, underwear, cowboy, jockstrap, short-shorts, rubber and skinhead/punk. All are considered "gear."

New to the scene or just don't have a fancy wardrobe?

You don't need to be dressed from head to toe, although it is appreciated and nice if you are. If you're perhaps new to the fetish world, you may not have had time to build your wardrobe yet.

Here are a few recommendations:

  1. Comfortable in a Speedo? Or just board shorts/surf gear? Wear that.
  2. Got a wrestling singlet? Blue jeans and a heavy chain? We'd love to see it.
  3. Show off your favorite undies (NOTE: absolutely no nudity allowed).
  4. Take your favorite belt and strap it diagonally across your chest.

Remember, we're having a drawing for Mr. S gift cards. If you're wearing GEAR, you will receive a raffle ticket. Join us on Saturday, March 19th for GEAR.