James Stratton Holmes was born on the 2nd of May 1924 in Collins, Iowa. Already from an early age little Jimmy had a fascination for men, mostly jocks, whom he followed around trying to catch their attention. Though his early efforts were not very successful, in later life Jim Holmes caught the attention of many more […]
In 1933 a man was born who would grow not only into a much respected leatherman but a true Amsterdam legend. He introduced Amsterdam not only to custom made leather jeans but also male erotic art, tattoos and piercings.
Hardly noticeable, only with a name tag on the doorbell, an oasis of luxury and leather lust lay at Geldersekade no. 16 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Not a flower shop, but a three-star hotel which harboured 7 rooms fully equipped to make your kinkiest fantasies come true. The name of the Black Tulip Hotel had a twofold explanation. […]