The author right in the cigar lounge at the Hartford Club in Two dollars—two ten—two fifteen— We were out of cigarettes. My friends and I pooled our change for gas and Marlboros, a church collection plate to fund carcinogens for teenagers. Nor did I understand yet why I smoked, or why I would continue for the next 20 years.
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For more than 50 years, fetishistic themes and iconography have been increasingly integrated into the changing face of fashion. But while high heels, corsets and leather have become par for the course, rubberwear retains its ability to turn heads and raise eyebrows. After migrating from battle trenches to fetish clubs, latex clothing now makes the most impact on catwalks and red carpets. Countless headlines prove that the combination of latex and celebrity is still deemed newsworthy. Latex, long seen as something that necessitated secrecy or censorship, is now celebrated with hypervisibility. Although rubberwear is in the middle of a media renaissance, its journey from Brazilian rainforests to secretive dungeons and now centre stage has been years in the making.