Third Mr. Leather64TEN contest to be held March 10

CHICAGO — The third Mr. Leather64TEN contest will be returning to Jackhammer the weekend of March 8-11.

Tickets are available online at Tickets for the 2018 contest are $10 and general admission (Each ticket includes admission into both the contest and Fetish Hell; The Victory Afterparty.) Visit thewebsite for a full list of ticket options available.

Judges for this year include:

  • Ralph Bruneau – International Mr. Leather 2017
  • Michael Pacas – Mr. Leather64TEN 2015
  • TJ Howard – Mr. Leather64TEN 2017

Those interested in competing for the Mr. Leather64TEN 2018 title can pick up an application at the store, or download the application online at

“We are thrilled to bring our 3rd annual Mr. Leather64TEN contest back to the leather community and look forward to meeting all of you during this exciting weekend,” said Eric Kugelman, owner of Leather64TEN, in a press release. “This year we are very excited and honored to have Ralph Bruneau (Winner of IML 2017) serve as a guest judge at our competition. We also have three amazing organizations involved this year as beneficiaries of our raffle sales: Leather Archives & Museum, CLAW Nation, and Titans of the Midwest.”

Throughout the contest weekend, you’ll be able to purchase raffle tickets to win one of many prizes that have been donated by our vendors and community friends. Raffle tickets will be available at the store and at Jackhammer. Prizes include: Andrew Christian $500 underwear gift package, $100 LEATHER64TEN gift certificate, $50 Jackhammer Complex Bar Tab, $100 Swiss Navy gift package, $100 SuperSlyde gift package, $100 in Studio64 House Aromas, $500 toy bag from Lover’s Playground, and more.

Schedule and Description of All Weekend Events:

Thursday March 8

  • 10am – 4am:  INDULGE! – Shop at Leather64TEN
  • 11am–7pm:  LUST! – Leather64TEN FREE Day at The Leather Archives and Museum

Friday March 9

  • 10am – 4am:  INDULGE! – Shop at Leather64TEN (See description on Thursday)
  • 9pm-4am:  PURGATORY! – Mr. Leather64TEN 2018 Meet and Greet

Saturday March 10

  • 10am – 5am:  INDULGE! – Shop at Leather64TEN (See description on Thursday)
  • 11am – 2pm:  THE LAST BRUNCH! – Dirty Boys and Danishes Brunch at Jackhammer.
  • 2pm – 5pm:  CHATECHISM! – Kink U Presented By the Titans of the Midwest (3 Sessions). All held at Jackhammer.
  • 8pm:  THE RAPTURE! – Mr. Leather64TEN 2018 – Contest. Hosted by Teri Yaki and Todd Davidson. Ticket for contest and afterparty available for only $10 (For both events). Located at Jackhammer.
  • 11pm:  FETISH HELL! PREPARE FOR THE AFTERLIFE – Mr. Leather64TEN 2018 – Victory Party. If you can’t attend the contest itself, you can buy $10 Fetish Hell tickets at the door. Multiple themed performances on two levels featuring Aleks Buldocek, Lorenzo Flexx, Jonah Fontana, Tj & Slade, and Marquis the Bellydancing Bear. DJs spinning on both floors with DJ Jerry Featherston in The Hole and Marc “DJ Moose” Moder in the Main Bar.


Sunday, March 11

  • 12pm – 4am:  INDULGE! – Shop at Leather64TEN
  • 7pm-11pm:  CUMUNION PARTY! – Party in The Hole at Jackhammer
  • 11pm-4am:  SINGLET SUNDAY! –  Located at The Hole inside Jackhammer.

(Editor’s note: Great Lakes Den is a media sponsor for the Mr. Leather64TEN contest.)