Do you have the stones to be Mr. Leather? You can download the application here. This also comes with judging criteria — interview, bar wear, physique, full leather and speech.
But there's more than looking and sounding good. Mr. Midwest Leather must be "well versed in Leather lore and culture," the press release says. "The title is not just about the sash; it's a means for doing good for the community. Being confident while answering questions in minimal Leather attire doesn't hurt, either."
Mr. Midwest Leather will proudly wear the sash and leather chaps for 13 states — Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Ohio. He'll also rep us in Chicago's International Mr. Leather Contest.
Reigning champion Philip Hithcock placed 15th in the international competition. He'll be one of the judges this year.
Once the competition is over, stick around for the Mr. Midwest Leather Ball at Bad Dog and meet the newly crowned Mr. Midwest Leather. OK, who's going to step up and rep KC?