CDLP x Tom of Finland

5th December 2020, 8:46 pm

We visited TOM House a couple of years back. Durk Dehner, the partner of the late Finnish artist, was a gracious host along with the rest of the Tom of Finland family. On the last day there, we decided on a whim to go to a Dolly Parton concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It was late November so the temperature that night was a tad brisk for L.A. While we would have probably been fine without jackets, we thought better to be safe. Durk was kind enough to suggest we take leather jackets from his closet. Being at ToF house we knew we were in good hands when it came to leather. From a seemingly never-ending selection of jackets we both made our selections. I pulled a leather vest and Abi a classic biker jacket. They were the perfect accessories for a Dolly Parton concert under the stars, and we couldn’t have been more comfortable. All this is a long way of saying that when it comes to a good fit, the Tom of Finland team knows what they’re doing.

In partnership with Tom of Finland Foundation — a nonprofit archive serving to preserve and promote the Finnish artist’s masculinized homoerotic artwork since 1984 — CDLP’s sustainable men’s essentials inventory is expanding with two new products: a limited-edition jock strap and tank top.

As Tom of Finland celebrates its centennial, the iconic gay artist’s work has once again caught the eye of Swedish underwear brand CDLP, following a drool-worthy collection of jockstraps and briefs in 2018.

The Los Angeles-based foundation has dedicated its existence to preserving and celebrating Finland’s approach to homosexual male beauty and self-love, and by effect continuing his fight against archaic discrimination and sexual oppression. All of that energy is packaged into a simply sensual white tank top and sleek but hot jockstrap, and both pieces are direct tributes to the monochromatic illustrations created by the artist.


Published: 5th December 2020


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