#TomOfFinland101 – Be one of Tom’s Men

13th April 2021, 9:47 am

On 8th May, one of the founding fathers of gay fetish, Tom of Finland, celebrates 101 years since his birth. The artwork Tom created, and the fetish men he envisaged, changed the way the entire world looked upon fetish and kink. By celebrating the male form in leather, uniform, sportswear, suits, and many other forms of gear, his work has turned-on generations of guys.


Whilst the world is slowly coming back to life (in some areas quicker than others), we thought now would be the perfect time for us all to celebrate the essence of what Tom of Finland created. We want to show our respect to Tom and demonstrate that the spirit of his work lives on.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at Recon and they have created a challenge to get you all back in gear and ready to play once the world has fully reopened. We want you to get your best gear on and take a picture. We want you to embody the essence of Tom’s work.


As you can see from the gallery, it doesn’t have to be leather and you don’t have to recreate one of Tom’s images – though we’d love it if you did – we just want to see you standing proud in your fetish and kink.

After we’ve posted your picture on social media, we’ll be adding it to the gallery, so guys can come check you out, looking your best.

The pics you send will also be on Twitter and Instagram stories, in addition to the #TomOfFinland101 gallery on Recon. This means, sadly, no visible cock and ass, but the rest is fair game. 

>>Send your pic, Recon username and social media handles in an email headed ToF101 to [email protected].

Feel free to share and repost the images Recon creates for you and tag #TomOfFinland101.

We’ve all had a rough year, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel, let’s get our gear back on and show the world – and Tom of Finland – what fetish men are still made of!

Once the challenge has ended, the gallery will remain on Recon for all of you to browse.

The challenge will run up until Tom’s birthday on 8th May, so get your pics in.

What are YOU doing for Tom’s birthday #TomOfFinland101 this year?

How are you going to celebrate this year? Take in an exhibition – IRL or virtual? Design a new cocktail and try it out on friends? Or a stay at home read-a-book, watch-a-movie kinda celebration?   Do your homework, finish your quizzes, and show us your favorite ToF “text” book! 8th May is fast approaching,… View Article

Published: 13th April 2021

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