Recently I received a new pair of Danner Fort Lewis boots. Fort Lewis have long been one of my favorite pair of boots. I love the height, feeling them reach 10″ up my calves. I also love that they are all leather. It is also a nice feature that the upper eyelets are D-rings which easily accommodate a padlock, for those who are so inclined to such things.
One of the advantages to being all leather is that they can be polished with traditional Kiwi wax polish to take on various levels of shine. The high quality leather also makes it possible to (carefully) add wax to parts of the boot other than the toe without it becoming an absolute mess. In the past I have always polished my leather boots, but with this new pair I’m trying to decide if that is something I want to do. I like the look of the bare leather and with a bit of conditioning it would be perfectly nice to break in. An advantage to the wax polish is that it provides a layer of protection to the leather to prevent scuffs and scratches to the leather itself. One thought that has occurred to me is to apply a small amount of wax, just enough to create a thin layer for protection, without taking the boot to a high shine like my other Danners.
Leaving the new pair unpolished will make them stand out from my current boots and be a slightly different look that I can wear with jeans or other casual pants.
Trust in remote BDSM play can be hard. A dom friend and I liked the idea of using verification codes because always using a cell phone to confirm date/time is hard, especially when sometimes its the only device available to create the photographic evidence, hence the need for a separate verification mechanism. We came up with the idea of using verification codes, similar to what some chastity guys use, but didn’t want to be restricted to the workflow of the chastity sites or the inability to go back and review codes. Originally I created a website just for us to use, but we’ve since decided to make it open to all kinky guys for whatever their needs may be.
- Create verification codes that can be used to confirm date/time of a photo and compliance with instructions
- If you can’t use a device, use an index card and a marker to display the code
- Generate random numbers for use on lock boxes or combination locks
- Send remote bondage or chastity orders through e-mail with a permanent log
- Retrieve log of all codes/orders or random numbers issued to a pair of e-mail addresses (if only one address is specified, its recorded as private and not in the log).
- Information about date/time of a code can be retrieved with the code itself
- System has multiple roles available, not just Master/slave. Select roles that match your relationship or leave as Player 1 and Player 2 to keep it friendly.
The sneaker and gear directories are both temporarily offline. Do not be alarmed, this is a known condition.
The image below has been floating around Tumblr for a while. I’m not really sure where it came from, what the context was or any of its history (if you know anything about it, please comment and fill me in). At the urging of one of my friends ShackleKid of Ireland I am attempting to remake this image, but perhaps with a more artistic interpretation. I am starting off with a raw remake just to get a feel for the image, but I want to eventually remake it in my own style with some of the attitude/feeling that I like to put into my work.
One of the problems I have with the image is understanding it. The key interpretation I have always seen is that it represents a slave’s uniform waiting for it either prior to a weekend of service or perhaps even the day it fully surrenders to being a full time slave. The original has a very domestic feel to it, which doesn’t really pair with the boots depicted. The carpet and the beige wall with the deep depth of field gives it a suburban feeling, like the slave will be serving in a house that may have kids playing next door, which isn’t exactly the type of feeling I want to get from the image. The boots suggest a certain situational severity, but yet the thin chain collar and acrylic chastity device are very much weekend (or afternoon) play gear. With this choice of boot I would like a more ominous feel, something a little darker. The original image reads almost cozy to me. Perhaps I just like to render things in my fetish as dark and mysterious, that may be the lens through which I am giving the original such harsh critique, but it is my interpretation.
For my recreation project I am going to accept the boots as the central component of the image as it is the most pronounced and most visually obvious. I am going to play around that theme for now with my attempts, but I may eventually attempt it with basic work boots or perhaps even something like basketball sneakers to give it a completely different feel (perhaps a jock slave). I am also considering playing with the environment somewhat, using a backdrop of brick or even an outdoor setting to give the image a more exposed and vulnerable feel.
|The Original||My First Attempt|