Leather is probably the most expensive gear to buy, but you will get the most use out of it. Leather gear will last for ever. Many of us have gear going back 30 years and it still looks good now. It’s money well spent, unlike other fetish gear which suffers after just a few wears. In this year’s Pride Parade I wore a pair of leather trousers given to me two decades ago by the infamous Jeff Stryker – and they still look ace. If money is a problem, there is loads of second-hand gear available through local leather associations and clubs or online. Look out for used leather markets – often the money goes to charity.