CHICAGO — The breeches and leather uniform fan club of Chicago celebrated BLUF club’s 20 year anniversary on Saturday November 18, 2017.
The anniversary marked a milestone for the international community of men who are into leather uniforms. BLUF started as an internet club in October 1997 in Montreal, Canada by Leon with a few friends. Today the club is based in London, England with Nigel as its webmaster with almost 4000 members. BLUF has regular events in 16 cities and has won a Pantheon of Leather award in 2008. Members adhere to a strict dress code to join and to attend member only events. Membership is free and events are organized by volunteers.
Throughout the year local BLUF clubs in various cities have held anniversary nights with London celebrating last month. In Chicago the party was organized by BLUF-Chicago the local club which holds regular monthly leather socials at Touché and leather cigar nights at Blue Havana for members and uniform fans. Saturday night saw leather men & fans in the required dress code and uniform gear. Members from other clubs also participated in the night of festivities.
The anniversary event also marked four years of BLUF in Chicago. Since its re-launch in 2013 BLUF-Chicago has grown to over 70 members representing four states. “We’re seeing more men wearing full motorcycle and uniform leather at our gear night socials and cigar events” said Michael. The Chicago club lead organizer. Michael noted that “BLUF men are the type of men that artist Tom of Finland drew, and club night can feel like you stepped into a real-life drawing of Tom’s men.” “It’s always a friendly kinky good energy night” Michael added.
BLUF Chicago also gives back to the community by contributing and volunteering at The Leather Archives and Museum, The Broadway Youth Center, Grocery Land, the services of Vital Bridges, and The Legacy Project among other causes and health care outreach.
For membership and dress code requirements visit: https://www.bluf.com/join. Chicago area Leather socials are the third Saturday of each month at Touché, cigar events at Blue Havana. Find out about upcoming events and sign up for BLUF-Chicago’s email at: https://www.blufchicago.com or like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.by