Spread around the world

All artwork by TOM OF FINLAND - Copyright Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles.

All artwork by TOM OF FINLAND – Copyright Tom of Finland Foundation

“Before and during the Second World War, what leather clothing there was, was always brown. Suddenly, right about 1950, the black biker’s ‘uniform’ appeared. It is amazing how fast it spread around the world. I have been told that I influenced its birth.” -TOM

From Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero