It’s no secret that we are big leather community fans here at The Advocate. So we always look forward to the IML weekend to see old friends and new ones. We bid a special farewell and thanks to the current titleholder of International Mr. Leather, Ralph Bruneau, who served the community tirelessly this year. And we are excited to see who wins the titles of International Mr Leather and International Mr Bootblack this year.
International Mr. Leather (IML) is an international conference and contest of leathermen held annually in May since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. As before, the event is being held in the Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. This year is the 40th anniversary.
Thanks to Matt Baume for putting in a long weekend for us getting great photos.
Learn more about IML at their web site, Instagram, and Facebook.