The Leather Man continues its series of informative, fun and provocative fetish workshops open to all genders, orientations and experience levels with "Bootblacking" presented by our own Kyle Applegate.
Join us this Wednesday evening for an exploration of Bootblacking tips, tricks and trades!
We will cover: * How to do a basic transformative shine * What every shine kit should have * Identifying different types and qualities of boots * Why it's so sexy * Boot and leather care * Bootblacks' role in the leather community...and opportunities * Bootblack etiquette Do's and Don'ts.
This workshop is interactive and suitable for all experience levels.
Seats are limited to 20 participants so get your tickets early. General Admission tickets cost $10 each.
Each participant will receive a $10 Gift Card from The Leather Man that can be used any time for any in-store purchase.
Free refreshments are provided in a stimulating environment filled with erotic toys and fetish gear. Come early to browse and claim your seats.
Must be over 18 years old to attend this workshop and shop with us.
For everyone's comfort and privacy, cameras, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and recording devices are not allowed.
The store will close to the public at 8:00 PM. Admission will not be possible once the workshop begins so plan to arrive ahead of time.
We look forward to seeing you!
About Kyle Applegate
Kyle Applegate has been a long-time lover of leather and a boot enthusiast. He has been the resident Bootblack for the NYC Eagle bar since 2005. He has shined boots across the country, in the gay rodeo circuit from N.Y. to D.C. and Philly to Arizona. Working on cowboy boots has made him a specialist in working on a wide variety of colors and exotic skins.
Kyle's interest in polishing techniques and dedication to his craft brought him to win the North East Community Bootblack contest in 2009. Later, he placed 2nd in the (ICBB) International Community Bootblack contest in San Francisco.
Kyle competed in IML's (International Mr. Leather) Bootblack competition 3 years in a row 2005-2007. He placed 2nd & 3rd, twice receiving the Bootblack Brotherhood Award from his peers.
He has also organized the bootblacks for several fundraisers including Folsom Street East, Leather Pride Night and Housing Works, (an organization dedicated to provide housing for people with HIV). He has taught Bootblacking workshops in NYC and NJ, and continues to share his love of the craft to those interested.
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111 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014