Visited the Atomage Appreciation Site today and found some great vintage photos of people in rubber and a interesting history of one of the early pioneers of rubberism.
The site offers detailed information on all the Atomage publications and history of the world famous Atomage Leather Couture company run by the legendary John Sutcliffe from the 1950’s to the late 1980’s.
The fashion from back then is great fun to look at today so many years later. Still the issues dealt with in the magazine was the same issues we deal with today. Here is a quote from Atomage International Edition No. 7, published 24 years ago:
“My girl friend is incapable of following me to where I would like to go. This is no reflection on her – she is just afraid of all the seemingly endless implications of rubber. Maybe she is right. Also, it is impossible for her to take the active role. I have to face the fact that she will occasionally wear rubber just to please me. I hear you saying that I am a lucky fellow and that I should be pleased and grateful to have such a girlfriend. I know that I should be, apart from the fact that I really love her, but still it is difficult for me to reconcile myself to the fact that no further development in our rubber activities is possible.”