Best Folsom Street Fair Prep - 2008
Mr. S Leather
You can't say San Francisco falls into easy categories. On the one hand, you have Rainbow Grocery, with its vegan-friendly wonderland of dolphin-free, fair-trade goodness; just a few blocks away is Mr. S, a hallowed space devoted almost entirely to the allure of things made from dead cows. Plenty of local leather queens shop at both establishments without any thought to the possibility that their chaps might not have been sustainably produced, or that their anal beads might not be biodegradable. (That said, we eagerly await the day when double-headed dildos will at last be made out of potato starch.) Mr. S is the Valhalla of all things dark and slippery, so it's best to drop by long before the Folsom Street Fair late-September rush. After all, you don't want to be wrestling over that last pair of neoprene pouch briefs, now do you? Okay, so maybe you do. Never mind.