First steps in leather.

I see nothing wrong with a leather suit... Indeed I've owned one now for a lot of years. This is my latest - the waistcoat and trousers are from Higgs Leather (specially selected leather, not the cheaper option).


I was asked recently about my starting out in leather; well one of the first men I really appreciated it on was back in the late 80's and early 90's. The TV programme was Bread and the character was Joey.

For the first few years Joey was played by Peter Howitt (yes, Sliding Doors, that one).

However I preferred how Graham Bickley wore it from season 4 onwards. He was playing the same character, but he wore it as more of a suit with a waistcoat and shirt, although he mostly wore it with a blouson style jacket.

The trousers were pleated style, as was fashionable back in the day.


I saw this programme on TV back in the day and always wanted to dress like Joey, although I never wanted his hairstyle! Even then I realised how bad it was. It wasn't until about 2008 that I finally got my full suit.