Sunday 27 May, James Lee, Mr Kentucky Leather 2017 won the prestigious International Mr Leather (IML) contest. The contest celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Among the European contestants taking part was Sandro Cossero, Mr Leather Belgium 2017, who ended up first runner-up. Second runner-up became Stephan Ferris, Mr Friendly San Francisco 2018. 

The winner of this year’s International Mr Bootblack contest is Lucky Rebel, Mr Oregon State Leather 2016. Pup Roke became first runner-up and William Bootblack Knight, 2017 Colorado Bootblack finished as second runner-up. No European contestants participated in the International Mr Bootblack contest this year.

Pictures and coverage of the 2018 IML weekend and contest can be found at

Picture Credits: IML

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