First Annual Mr. Leather64ten Contest To Be Held In Chicago March 12, 2016
This is a qualifying contest for IML 2016 and we will also host a raffle with local beneficiaries Center On Halsted and Leather Archives & Museum.
By: Leather 64Ten
All events will take place at either Leather64Ten (6410 N. Clark, Chicago, IL) or Jackhammer Complex (6406 N. Clark, Chicago, IL)
Friday March 11
6-8pm: VIP ticket pre-event Party @ Leather64ten
Special Discounts, Hors d’oeuvres, Champagne
8pm : Kick-off Party @ Jackhammer Complex (Open to public, 21+)
Raffles, Meet & Greet with contestants
Saturday March 12
7pm: VIP ticket reception @ Jackhammer Complex
Open bar, Hors d’oeuvres
8pm: Mr.Leather64ten 2016 contest @ Jackhammer
Featuring International Mr. Leather 2012 Woody Woodruff, Lila Starr & guests (ticket required)
8pm: Doggie Day Care Puppy Party @ Jackhammer in the sports bar (ticket required)
Sunday March 13
12-5am: Celebrate with the men on the north side
The Mr. Leather64Ten contest and events were created to help the Chicagoland leather community explore, celebrate and showcase their leather pride. “We are thrilled to host the first annual Mr. Leather64Ten contest and look forward to meeting all of you. My great hope in having the Mr. Leather64Ten contest is awarding another person the experience of a lifetime to enjoy and participate in International Mr. Leather 2016. We are also excited to host a raffle with proceeds going to benefit our friends at Center for Halsted and The Leather Archives & Museum. We look forward to hosting an amazing weekend of events for you this year!” says Eric Kugelman, owner of Leather64Ten.
To enter to contest or for tickets visit: www.mrleather64ten2016.com
For additional Sponsor or Event info contact Brad at: mrleather64ten@
Prize Package for Winner of Mr. Leather64Ten 2016:
- Passage to IML including room at host hotel and $200 Meal allowance (transportation not included)
- Admission to CLAW 2016 with a shared room (transportation not included)
- $1000.00 in custom leather from Leather64TEN
- MAL 2017 package (transportation not included)
- $500.00 gift basket from Leather 64TEN (Gear Essentials, Andrew Christian, Uberlube, Oxballs and Rough Trade)
- Title Vest and Passing Stole
- One year membership to the Leather Archives and Museum
- $100.00 Jackhammer Complex bar tab
- Professional Leather photo shoot
- Professional business cards and promotional materials
- Promotional advertisement in local press and much more!
About Leather 64Ten
Leather 64Ten is a Leather retail store specializing in hand made and custom leather clothing for men and woman, as well as adult toys, accessories and more. Store site: www.leather64ten.com
About Eric Kugelman (Owner Leather64Ten)
Eric Kugelman has been an active member in the leather community for many years. He was Mr. Mephisto’s Leather 2001 and competed in International Mr. Leather 23. During his years in the community, Mr. Kugelman was actively involved with the committee to bring the Gay Games to Chicago, as the first vice co-chair of the bidding organization and president of Team Chicago. Eric was also president of MAFIA and on the boards of several gay, lesbian and community organizations. Eric holds a strong passion for giving back to the community and currently supports many organizations such as, The Leather Archives and Museum, Gerber Hart Library, The Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, CLAW, Vital Bridges and The Center on Halsted. Eric contributes to many contests and fund raising events to show continued support for the leather community. Mr. Kugelman was the co-owner The Ashland Arms, a Fetish/Leather themed bed and breakfast that closed after a long run in 2015. Eric currently owns Leather 64 Ten and loves to share his passion for leather and community with all those who come in!
Eric is supported in his endeavors by his husband Michael.