Welcome to the home of BLUF, the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club. BLUF is a club for men who enjoy wearing breeches and leather uniforms. Founded in 1997, there are now over 4,000 members worldwide, and many of them meet in person at BLUF events.
On the BLUF menu, you can find out more about the club. The Community menu has our calendar of events and blog, while on the Info menu you can find many useful resources, including other clubs, vendors and venues around the world.
BLUF is one of the world's biggest communities for men into leather uniforms, with members in dozens of countries and around 100 events every year. Joining BLUF gives you access to our whole site, where you can meet other guys seriously into leather, create a profile, and become part of our community. We maintain a strict dresscode, which you can read about here.
Joining BLUF is free and open to men who meet our dresscode requirements. The site is run by volunteers, and owned by BLUF Ltd, a not-for-profit company based in the UK.
Paul was a BLUF member (1373) for years and he regularly visited the BLUF Amsterdam Meetings & Socials. He wore his leather uniform with pride and pleasure. Last Friday we were informed by a good friend of him that Paul died unexpectedly and at relatively young age. With regret we have to announce his passing. We wish his family, friends and others strength and courage. Board & Hosts BLUF Amsterdam
Paul Lodder, BLUF member 1373 en lid van BLUF Amsterdam branch, was jarenlang BLUF lid en droeg zijn uniformleer met zichtbaar plezier. Hij bezocht regelmatig de BLUF Meetings & Socials in Amsterdam. Afgelopen vrijdag bereikte ons het bericht van zijn onverwacht overlijden. Het spijt ons zeer dat hij op relatief jonge leeftijd overleden is. We wensen zijn familie en vrienden veel sterkte bij het afscheid en de tijd daarna. Bestuur & Hosts BLUF Amsterdam
The Amsterdam BLUF Hosts & Board wish you all a very much better 2021!
The year 2020 didn't bring what most of us expected from it. Almost al of our planned BLUF Socials and other events like the Amsterdam Leather Weekend had to be cancelled because of the Covid19 pandemic.
For 2021 it seems to get a bit better, but not very soon. At this moment we still have to maintain lockdown situation, After January its maybe getting better when Covid19 vaccins are given. When it is possible and sane to organize events, we will take action to do so for BLUF Amsterdam.
Till further notice we don't plan and announce yet any BLUF event to prevent expectations and promises we can't keep. And also to prevent more annoying cancelling messages.
We are looking very much forward to give you more joyful announcements about events that will go on. So wait a little and meanwhile keep up the good spirit ( we hope you still have some left.. ;-)
Hosts and Board BLUF Amsterdam.
De gastheren en bestuur van BLUF Amsterdam wenst jullie allen een mooi en nog beter 2021!
Het afgelopen jaar bracht ons niet echt wat veel van ons ervan verwachtten. Bijna alle BLUF Socials en andere events zoals het Amsterdam Leather Pride Weekend vielen in het water en moesten gecanceld worden vanwege de Corona pandemie
Het ziet er langzaamaan naar uit dat 2021 een wat beter jaar gaat worden. Maar op dit moment zitten we nog steeds in de huidige tweede lockdown periode die ook stringenter is dan de vorige in maart-april. In januari wordt gestart met het vaccineren tegen Covid19 en hopelijk wordt het dan snel wat beter met de mogelijkheden rond bezoeken van horeca gelegenheden waarvan wij toch voor een deel afhankelijk van zijn bij het organiseren van events.
Tot nader order willen we echter nog geen definitieve plannen gaan maken voor nieuwe events in 2021. We willen jullie niet iedere keer moeten teleurstellen met het cancellen van BLUF Socials en andere BLUF events, dat is voor niemand leuk. Plannen blijft daarom lastig onder deze pandemie omstandigheden. Zodra het weer goed en verantwoord mogelijk is om een BLUF event te organiseren zullen we daar snel actie op ondernemen.
We zien er als bestuur en gastheren enorm naar uit jullie weer te ontmoeten en om leuker nieuws te brengen over events die wel doorgaan. Daar moeten we voorlopig nog even op wachten. Hou ondertussen vol, probeer elkaar digitaal of telefonisch te steunen en houd de moed er nog even in.
Gastheren & bestuur BLUF Amsterdam
The week beginning 1st February 2020 is National HIV Testing Week in the UK, and many organisations will be promoting HIV testing. BLUF is proud to be one of them, through our partnership with the charity Saving Lives.
Through this partnership, people in the UK can order a free home postal HIV testing kit. It will be sent to you in discreet packaging, and all you have to do is prick your finger and drip some blood onto the test sheet, then post it back to Take A Test, where it'll be processed in a certified laboratory, and you'll receive the results by text message. It's a quick and easy way to know your status.
With many people having been unable to have sexual encounters during lockdown, it makes sense to take a test. It can usually take between three and 12 weeks after infection before there are antibodies that can be detected in your blood.
Remember too that, thanks to modern HIV treatments, people who are HIV postive have a normal life expectancy. Even better, have you heard about "U=U" ?
U=U is shorthand for “Undetectable means…
BLUF's website isn't just for our members. You'll find plenty of information available to non-members too, including our listings of leather and fetish vendors, leather venues, and local leather clubs, around the world.
The BLUF events calendar features events worldwide, organised by a wide range of clubs and other groups, and as well as BLUF topics, our blog often includes posts of general interest to the leather community.
Members of BLUF also have access to our online magazine, which includes reports from BLUF events, exclusive photo galleries, and even short stories written by other members. The member forum provides places to share tips or ask for help on a range of topics, incuding For Sale and Wanted sections, travel advice and more.
On your BLUF profile, you can even let people know if you have a guest room, or can show them round your city, and our sophisticated search tools can help you find a bed in a city, or even someone who's into the same things as you, with a playroom, who rides a bike and speaks German.
We're committed to keeping BLUF membership free, with all members getting all the functions of the site. BLUF is funded by donations and sales of BLUF merchandise. Members who donate to BLUF qualify for the BLUF card, which gives discounts at a range of vendors, including Boxer, Clone Zone, Fetish Freak, Mister B and Regulation.