Tag: International Mr. Bootblack

International Bootblacks: Pup Pawlish IMBB 2017

Let’s take a moment to introduce you to all three of this year’s current International Bootblacks. There are three in all, International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB), International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB), and International Community Bootblack (ICBB). In this three part series the bootblacks were each asked a series of questions as well as some questions asked of…

Ralph Bruneau wins IML 2017, Pawlish wins IMBB 2017

International Mr. Bootblack 2017 Ryan “Pawlish” Garner-Carpenter and International Mr. Leather 2017 Ralph Bruneau (Photo courtesy of IML) CHICAGO — Ralph Bruneau, Mr. GNI Leather 2016, of Los Angeles won International Mr. Leather 2017 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre on Sunday, May 28. Ryan “Pawlish” Garner-Carpenter of Cincinnati was named International Mr. Bootblack. Ralph came out…

Mr. DC Eagle Ramien Pierre Wins IML 2014

CHICAGO – Ramien Pierre, Mr. DC Eagle 2014, won the International Mr. Leather title at Chicago’s Harris Theatre on Sunday, May 25. Steve Dupont, Mr. New England Leather 2014, received first runner-up and Cody Troy, Mr. Midwest Leather 2014, received second runner-up. Scout won International Mr. Bootblack 2014. The Midwest and Great Lakes made a…

IML 2014 Rolls On

CHICAGO – The first full day of International Mr. Leather 2014 took over the Marriott hotel on Friday, May 23. IML Executive Director Jon Krongaard had said before the weekend that the arrangement of booths at the market had been redone to allow better traffic flow. And while this year seemed to have more people…

IML Roast 2014

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum was host to the annual bloodletting that is the IML/IMBB Roast on Thursday, May 22. Thib Guicherd-Callin, Mr. Santa Clara County Leather 2012 and first runner-up for IML 2014, was the emcee and one of the roasters for IML 2013 Andy Cross of San Francisco and IMBB 2013…

IML 2014 Welcome Party

CHICAGO – IML 2014 had it’s unofficial kick-off with the Welcome Party at Touche. Many of the contestants who have arrived in Chicago took the shuttle up to Rogers Park for will probably be their last relaxed night until Sunday. Contestants from as close as Chicago and Green Bay and as far away as Sydney…

Judges Announced for International Mr. Bootblack 2013

CHICAGO – International Mr. Leather is pleased to announce the Judges for the 21st International Mr. Bootblack Competition. They are: Nick Elliott, Portland, OR – International Mr. Bootblack 2012 Thor Stockman, New York, NY – Author, presenter and renowned boot fetishist International Ms. Bootblack 2013 – Winner TBD, April 18-21, 2013 in San Francisco, CA…