The Leather Oaks Hot Garden -- Lameuse Street Era
The Rubber and Leather Beginnings
This Page Created on February 22nd, 2008
|Pipe and I go way back. Well, at least to the early eighties! The red leather trunks were my first from a pattern leather project, and the Ranger Firemaster three-quarter rubber boots were right new back then!|
| The Lameuse Era was a learning experience in many ways. I don't know if I'd ever folded the Firemasters down until my photographer friend Al suggested it.
The second "learning experience" was about my pond and stream. I had relied on the counsel of others that I had to coat the concrete with some other finish. They didn't tell me that the whole stream would look like a toilet bowl when I finished! Fortunately, nature soon began correcting that bad color choice.
|The Hein Gericke Pilot Pants were an early motorcyle grade leathers purchase. The somewhat designer-influenced jacket came from a local shop. Yest, those are Bata Rubber Boots!|
| Uh-oh, it appears that a hooded rubber monster is molesting Pipe! Where's Harold?
That's an old Marine aviator's flightsuit, augmented by latex hood and briefs, Linesman's gloves and gauntlets.
| The Hooded Monster seems to have altered his appearance slightly. The seller called the amber, almost transparent latex trunks a "girdle." Go figure!
The Linesman's shoulder gauntlets proved something of a challenge to wear, as they didn't come with any harness, and I've never seen them in use. After this session, I made my own harness out of inner tube rubber.
|Pipe has another rubber visitor. This time he must be a survivor. At least, I believe that was called a survival suit.|
|The survial suit was a find at a flea market in Phoenix, Arizona. Boots by Kmart. Rubber Gloves by surplus.|
|Another marvelously mixed mode photo. That's a hood from a toxicological protective suit, and the same Survival suit. No, there wasn't a gas mask in use under the hood. Sorry!|
| That gnarly old Live oak branch in my back yard was the scene of so many great photo sessions. This one seems to have been made rather late in the career of said tree crotch, based on its worn, barkless condition!
Those are heavy rubber trunks, despite which I'm showing a pretty signficant bulge. Appears to be a latex tanktop, but is most likely BuddyBoy, a crotchless leotard from the late, lamented Slimwear of America.
| Riding the old oak crotch horse!
Same outfit. I should have mentioned, the leather hat is a Kangol, but looks more like a rainhat to me. Boots are common irrigation from a local supplier.
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