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14 Amazing Covers of Leather Weekend

Join us on a special trip down "leathery lane."

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In 2008, Will O’Bryan took an engaging look at some of the younger up-and-comers in the D.C. leather community, and their motivations for leading a life in leather, including Justin Smith, Ben Heisler and Robert LeCompte. Todd Franson created a playful — but pointed — cover using a baby bottle, harness and tiny master lock. No word on whether it and the Kewpie doll ever hooked up.

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