International Mr. Leather 2016:

IML 2016 Contestants (courtesy of IML)

International Mr. Leather (IML) was established in 1979 by Chuck Renslow, owner of the Gold Coast in Chicago, and his partner Dom Orejudos. The IML contest grew out of the Mr. Gold Coast contest. Held each May, the conference now spans several days, and includes the IML competition, speakers, socials, themed dance parties and a leather market. To compete, IML contestants must either be the winner of a bar, local or regional leather contest or be sponsored by a leather bar, business, club, or organization.

IML 2016 was held May 27-30, 2016, the host hotel was the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago. A total of 59 contestants competed for the International Mr. Leather title in 2016 and were welcomed into the IML Brotherhood. David Bailey was selected Imternational Mr. Leather 2016, Erick Joseph was selected International Mr. Bootblack 2016.

IML 2017 will be held May 25-29, 2017, the host hotel is the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago.

IML 2016 Contestants

Number Name and Title Photo
1 Tom Matt
Mr. Connnecticut Leather 2016
Berlin, CT
2 Kippy Marks
Mr. Friendly 2016 SF/Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
3 Conor Vaughan-Buggy
Mr. Geared Ireland 2015
Clonee, Dublin, Ireland
4 Alpha DJ
Mr. Harbor Room 2015
Milwaukee, WI
5 Danny Kaylor-Hawkins
Mr. DC Eagle 2016
Washington, DC
6 David Saban
Isreal Mr. Leather 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel
7 Joël Royal
Mr. Long Beach Leather 2015
Long Beach, CA
8 Eric Masters
Mr. 501 Eagle 2016
Indianapolis city, IN
9 Ray Sherwin
Mr. Bolt Leather 2016
Sacramento, CA
10 Tim Ball
Sydney Mr. Leather 2015/16
Neutral Bay, Australia
11 Christopher Durbin
Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2016
Palm Springs, CA
12 Jeffrey Erdman
Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016
Los Angeles, CA
13 Rick Boehle
Mr. CMEN Leather 2015
Burbank, CA
14 Russell Waisanen
Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2016
Woodbury, MN
15 Rob “Papa Bear” Anderson
Mr. Iowa Leather 2016
Binghamton, NY
16 Adam “Pup Vino” Henderson
Mr. Midwest Leather 2015
Chicago, IL
17 Jim Drew
Washington State Mr. Leather 2015
Seattle, WA
18 Jay Blackshire
Mister Leather Ottawa 2016
Woodlawn, ON, Canada
19 Dave Hughes
Mr. Tri-State Leather 2015
Louisville/Jefferson County metro go, KY
20 Darran Mazaika
Mr. Ramrod 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL
21 Gregory James
Mr. Wisconsin Leather 2016
Green Bay, WI
22 Jason Black
Mr. ICON Detroit Leather 2016
Waterford, MI
23 Element Eclipse
Mr. Powerhouse 2016
San Francisco, CA
24 Kelvin Davis
Mr. Ohio Leather 2015
Swanton, OH
25 James Tyrcha
Mr. Leather 64TEN 2016
Chicago, IL
26 Eric Alden
Mr. New England Leather 2016
Boston, MA
27 Khalid El Bey
Leatherman of Color 2016
Washington, DC
28 David “Tigger” Bailey
Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016
Howell, NJ
29 Emerson Kellogg
Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2016
St. Paul, MN
30 Brett Baldwin
Oklahoma Mr. Leather 2016
Oklahoma City, OK
31 Bill Spencer
Mr. Oregon Bear 2015
Portland, OR
32 Tony Salvat
Mr. Firedancer Dallas 2014 & 2015
Houston, TX
33 Danny O’Leary
Mr. Phoenix Leather 2016
Tucson, AZ
34 Sylvain Deparpe
Mr. Leather France 2015
35 Jeremy Feist
Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2016
Toronto, ON, Canada
36 Mark Nelson
Mr. Nebraska Leather 2016
Omaha, NE
37 Dave Barnett
Mr. GNI Leather 2015
Arlington, VA
38 Brian Mailley
Mr. Michigan Leather 2016
Royal Oak, MI
39 Jim Rios
Mr. San Diego Leather 2014 – 2015
San Diego, CA
40 David Eisentraut
Mr. Queensland Leather 2015
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
41 Todd Leavitt
Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016
Arlington, VA
42 Randal Zotigh
Mr. Route 66 Leather 2016
Oklahoma City, OK
43 Werner Hall
Bavarian Mr. Leather 2016
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
44 Daddy Ric
Mr. Compound Leather 2016
Elbert, CO
45 Tim Goodman
Mr. Louisiana Leather 2016
New Orleans, LA
46 Drake Edward Sherbert
Mr. Texas Leather 2016
Dallas, TX
47 Harry Kong
Mr. San Francisco Eagle Leather 2016
Pacifica, CA
48 Elie Darling
M. Cuir Montréal 2015 (Mr. Leather Montreal)
Montreal, QC, Canada
49 Steve Morgan
Laird Leatherman 2015
Melbourne, Australia
50 Thorsten Buhl
Mr. Leather Europe 2015
Graz, Austria
51 Jason Hall
Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2015
Philadelphia, PA
52 Eli Onyx
Mr. Maryland Leather 2016
Hyattsville, MD
53 Todd Harris
Mr. Chicago Leather 2016
Chicago, IL
54 Justin Herren
Mr. Jackhammer Fetish 2015
Chicago, IL
55 Ty Portell
Mr. Missouri Leather 2016
Woodson Terrace, MO
56 Codybear
Mr. San Francisco Leather 2016
San Francisco, CA
57 Q Ellis-Lee
Mr. Eagle NYC 2016
New York, NY
58 Austin Epps
Mr. Austin Leather 2016
Austin, TX
59 Sir Shawn Fox
Mr. Alamo City Leather 2016
Austin, TX


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