Hat. It may be a hat, but in the leather community it’s known as a cover. Donaldson purchased his about six years ago from Mr. S, “the premiere leather shop in the nation.” Dominant men guys wear them. “They give you a more daddy look,” he says. When a leatherman achieves the title of Sir, he is presented a new cover by his leather family in a ceremony. $80.
Gloves. Purchased about 15 years ago in San Francisco at a police uniform shop and made by Hatch, they are made of a thin leather that allows policemen to conduct searches without removing their gloves. “You put a glove on a man’s face and he just melts. I’ve had some good times with these gloves.” $25
Pants. Custom-made by former Atlanta artist Thomas Gold, they include a sewn quilt pattern on the sides. “I know these pants are one-of-a-kind. I’m very proud of these pants,” Donaldson says. $350.
Boots. Purchased second-hand from an ex-Marine for $16, but Corcoran brand boots, used by the military, typically run about $130 for a new pair. And they must always have a high shine.