PHOTOS: Cram Fashion, Nasty Pig kick off IML 2017

Fri. May 26, 2017 8:14 AM by News Staff

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IML is 'home' to Nasty Pig founders and its customers

Chicago, IL - Cram Fashion, Lakeview's destination boutique for menswear, opened International Mr. Leather (IML) Weekend with Nasty Pig CEO and Founder, David Lauterstein, and his team on Thursday, May 25.

According to Lauterstein, IML is "home" to the Nasty Pig founders and its customers.

"We started Nasty Pig when AIDS was still taking so many people's lives, yet when we came to the leather community and IML, we saw this incredible group of sexually-active, life-positive, free-thinking gay men," Lauterstein told

"Right then I knew, this is home, this is where I'm going to make my noise."

The mega-popular brand has over the years been a huge player at IML, specifically at the expo. The 2017 IML will be no exception as products from, and proponents of, Nasty Pig will be everywhere.

Just look for the NP or the ever-present Nasty Pig logo.

The IML kick off event at Cram Fashion, 3331 N. Broadway, was a benefit for The Anti-Cruelty Society. 

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