Mr. Chicago Leather 2020 contest weekend Jan. 23-26

Sun. January 19, 2020 8:24 AM by News Staff

john pendal (iml 2013) emcees mr. chicago leather 2020

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Touche announced plans for the Mr. Chicago Leather 2020 Contest weekend scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 26.

The highlight of the weekend is the contest to choose a representative for Chicago at this year's International Mr. Leather. John Pendal, International Mr. Leather 2013, will return for his 17th consecutive year as emcee of the contest on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview.

International Mr Leather 2019 Jack Thompson will join Gene Mar from Chicago Hellfire Club, M J from Trident Windy City, Kylon Hooks and Mr Chicago Leather 2019 Saber Onyx on the judging panel.

The action-packed weekend includes a number or related events, including a welcoming cocktail party and the roast of Saber Onyx, both taking place Friday, Jan. 24 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St.

The staff of Full Kit Gear will celebrate their 5th anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 5021 N. Clark Street. 

For a full schedule of events and contest information, visit

Schedule of Events

All weekend events are held at Touche, 6412 N. Clark unless otherwise noted. There is no admission charge for events at Touche.

Thursday, January 23rd 

FULL KIT GEAR 4th Anniversary Celebration 6 - 8pm 5021 N. Clark 

MCL2020 REGISTRATION open 7pm-midnight pick up your weekend package, purchase tickets to contest, brunch and more.

Friday, January 24th 

MCL2020 REGISTRATION open 5pm-midnight

WELCOME PARTY with introductions of judges and contestants 10pm

ROAST OF SABER ONYX - MR CHICAGO LEATHER 2019 with roast master Thib Guicherd-Callin Mr Santa Clara County Leather 2012 @midnight

Saturday, January 25th 


MCL2020 REGISTRATION open 11 am -4pm

FETISH GEAR SWAP noon-5pm buy-sell-trade leather-rubber-uniforms

KINK U 1pm-4pm presented by Titans of the Midwest (Tentative)


MR CHICAGO LEATHER 2020 CONTEST 8pm - Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview, hosted by John Pendal (IML 2003) doors open 7pm  

PURE LEATHER VICTORY DANCE 10pm Celebrate with Mr Chicago Leather 2020 - Strict dress code in Club Room, RIPE Go-Go dudes, DJ Harry T

Sunday, January 26th 

LEATHER BRUNCH 11am-2pm - Andersonville Brewing Company, 5402 N. Clark 

SUNDAY BEER BUST $1 drafts & sodas all day at Touche

LEATHER SHOWTUNES 4-9pm The Call (Andersonville), 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.