Thursday, June 30, 2016

We're Moving!

We've got a new website! And now our blog is part of it. That means that we won't be updating this site anymore. 

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See you at the new

Friday, February 6, 2015

'Get Tested' Update, And Thanks!

So yesterday I had the privilege of representing Gear at the first Get Tested Coachella Valley Campaign’s annual community update. The news was thrilling! In our Valley in which HIV prevalence is over twice the national average and less than half of residents have ever gotten tested, the number of tests administered and positive results uncovered have vastly increased. But more importantly, 88% of those newly-diagnosed were linked to care. In the state of California overall, the linked-to-care average is only 52%. And in our nation, it’s only 66%. Our Valley’s achievement is outstanding

We haven’t talked a lot about it, but John and I have been part of the coalition to launch Get Tested Coachella Valley since before it even had a name.  And we opened our community testing site before the campaign even started. It’s because we’re deeply committed to the testing-as-prevention model of HIV reduction. And because we’re also committed to giving voice to the people who are rarely included in mainstream discussion: the kinskters, the joyfully sexy, the ployamorous, the addicted, the sex workers, the sex tourists and more. 

To its credit, Get Tested Coachella Valley has involved us at every step along the way.  It has been truly remarkable to be included in a coalition with the likes of Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, Representative Raul Ruiz and Assemblyman Manuel Perez, and to be at the table with our local mayors, public health agencies, hospitals, media, businesses and amazing non-profits, large and small. And I must admit, it’s always a kick to introduce myself and our company amidst all those other folks. 

I am ever mindful, however, that we are not at that table because of us, but because of you. By gearing up and showing up everywhere throughout the year, you tell our community that kinky people are among them and that we are important. And by supporting our store in the good and bad times, you tell people that Gear is an institution that matters to you. We don’t take that lightly. It was great to celebrate a little at the update yesterday. But it’s even greater to be able to serve you

Ken Blochowski
Marketing Director
Gear Leather & Fetish

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gear Acquires JIMsupport and LeatherStock, Launches Fetish Locker


Gear Leather and Fetish Acquires JIMsupport and LeatherStock™; Forms Fetish Locker, Inc. 

Palm Springs, CA – May 15, 2014

Gear Leather and Fetish announced today that it has acquired the JIMsupport brand of portable steel BDSM furniture and eScents Of, LLC, the maker of LeatherStock™ premium leather scented products. It has consolidated all three businesses under a new corporate entity, Fetish Locker, Inc

“It’s a huge honor to have been chosen to carry on the legacies of two such well-known and popular gay men’s fetish brands,” said Fetish Locker President and CEO John McBain. “We look forward to serving their existing fans as well as bringing both lines to the broader kink/fetish/BDSM marketplace.” 

Founded in 2005, Gear Leather & Fetish has delighted kinky shoppers with its sexy, contemporary environment and exclusive, curated collection of fine fetish goods. Owners McBain and Ken Blochowski look forward to bringing the qualities which have made their retail store so successful—extensive personal product knowledge, attentive customer service and strong management backgrounds—to the newly formed venture.

Already the duo has implemented manufacturing practices which have increased JIMsupport’s quality and efficiency, enabling them to reduce prices on almost every item within the line. In addition, they’ve committed to a new, always-in-stock policy for both brand’s core items, shipping most retail and wholesale orders within twenty-four hours of receipt. 

Over the next year, customers can expect re-imagined online shopping experiences, exciting new and improved products, and enhanced merchandise availability through new retail partnerships worldwide. 

JIMsupport and LeatherStock have been two of our favorite vendors for years,” said Ken Blochowski, Fetish Locker Vice President and Marketing Director. To be able to re-launch these brands and share our love for them with new audiences is a dream come true.”

To learn more about the Fetish Locker family of companies, please visit our web site,

For Further Details, Contact:

Ken Blochowski
Vice President, Marketing
Fetish Locker, Inc.
800 S Vella Rd Bldg H
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ruff Rider Tees Are Back!

We’ve always agreed with the Ruff Riders philosophy: “Live Free. Be Strong.” Now the brand is back in a big way with its same bold message—and a bit of cheeky humor too.

You’ll love how Ruff Riders super-soft, specially-blended fabrics feel against your skin. And how they’ve got just the right amount of stretch to make your chest and arms look huge! Limited production runs insure that you won’t look like everybody else on the block. The prices ($27-31) are amazing too!

We introduced Ruff Riders to Southern California back in 2006. We’re proud to once again be their exclusive Palm Springs retailer.

Friday, August 30, 2013

August Consignments

We acquired this great play equipment from a store that's no longer in business. There were all display models, so they've never been used. Get some amazing deals on stuff that's almost brand new!

JIMSupport Fuck Bench with Adjustable Center and Grips. $400

Latigo Leather Five Point Sling. $199

Master R Deluxe Latigo Leather Sling. $275
Hanging Vinyl Covered Sling Board. $200

Latigo Leather Web Sling. $189

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CB 13 Renegade Lookbook

New from Cellblock 13, these companions to the popular Renegade Singlets and Defender Pants! Hot new Jocks, Lace-Up Jock Briefs and Lace-Up Jock Trunks in the same colors, with a hot new stylized logo on the waistband.

Cellblock 13 is available exclusively in Palm Springs at Gear. The Jocks and Jock Briefs are also available on our web site.





Saturday, July 27, 2013

Secret Nasty Pig Sale: Save 25%!

Summer Secret Sales are here!

We know it’s hot and that you’d rather stay inside. That’s why we reward guys who stick with us throughout the summer with special deals!

This week save 25% on Nasty Pig. Almost everything is on sale, including our brand-new Baller and B-Boy shorts and tanks (below), stuff from earlier in the spring and even odds and ends from last fall. If you love Nasty Pig, it’s the best time of the year to shop! 

This sale lasts from Sunday, July 28-Sunday August 4 and includes everything except underwear, jocks and stuff already marked down. It’s limited to stock on hand, so stop in early for best selection.

Nasty Pig is available exclusively in our Palm Springs retail store.