Since Iniquity has always been about the merging of Fetish Fashion and S&M
(even before we had a private club to hold our parties at), we maintain an extremely
strict Fetish Dress Code for all Iniquity Events and Parties. This section describes
FETISH FASHION by INIQUITY's definition (European in origin) and the required
attire to be allowed into Club INIQUITY and private INIQUITY events. At non-private
events, say at the Power Exchange or Club Bound for example, it is the doorman's
call whether or not your attire is "Fetish" by their standards to
receive "the INIQUITY Discount" (for details about the INIQUITY Discount,
sign up on the INIQUITY List or read the Password
Rules). However, for INIQUITY's Private Events, such as INIQUITY
II , EVERYONE will be required to adhere to this dress code to be allowed
admission -- no exceptions.
This Dress Code is almost directly copied from the SKIN TWO Rubber Ball Dress Code. The Rubber Ball is the world's biggest Fetish Party every Autumn in London, and they are well worth emulating! INIQUITY is dedicated to bringing that incredibly classy feel to the American Scene, a classiness anyone can experience in numerous clubs throughout Europe who achieved their standards by adhering to a STRICT Fetish Fashion Dress Code. We are a sub-culture and we should be PROUD of who we are and step out in style!
The time has come to stop selling out to the mundane masses as too many American so-called "fetish" clubs have. The mundanes have plenty of clubs to go to where they can wear whatever they want. INIQUITY is not interested in their money and our private events will make NO allowances for them. Ours is a "participatory" Scene -- even when you voyeur you are participating in the creation of the total event by way of your attire. Everyone ADDS to the Event; no one detracts from it. Together we reach a critical mass of our own, and magic happens as many of you will soon see again.
INIQUITY *Pure-Fetish* Dress Code:
ALSO ACCEPTABLE AT INIQUITY PRIVATE EVENTS:
proprietor wishes you to know that if his own mother showed up at
any INIQUITY event improperly attired, she would not be allowed in.
Therefore, please understand that there will be
Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS :-)
For more ideas on how to adorn yourself for these INIQUITY events, check out the photos taken of some of our guests at previous events!
Note: Keeping pace with Europe, who always seems to be ahead in this genre, we are choosing to disallow ordinary Black-Tie Formal as part of acceptable dress for INIQUITY events. Until 1998, SKIN TWO allowed Black-Tie at the Rubber Ball. However, they finally put their foot down and no longer consider Black Tie to be acceptable attire for the Rubber Ball. As INIQUITY bases its Dress Code on the Rubber Ball Code, we have decided to follow suit. The purity of Fetish will happily be increased, and we strongly suspect you'll also be quite pleased with the results. :-)
term "Fetish Dress Code" does have a very specific traditional meaning,
it is not necessarily synonymous with "expensive" as many people think.
When a club advertises Fetish Dress Code they are generally referring to the
standard Traditional Fetish Materials (Rubber, Leather, PVC as the mainstays,
with Lingerie and Metal tending to follow suit). Sometimes a club will also
consider the Fetish Dress of certain individual fetishes, such as Uniforms,
Velvet & Lace, or Antiquated/Period Formal, but this should not be taken
for granted unless specifically spelled out.
Regardless of the exact details of a given Fetish Club's Dress Code, no one should feel that they couldn't attend because they cannot afford a $400 rubber dress or a $140 PVC pants and shirt ensemble. Fetish can be Cheap, and I'm here to help you figure out how to make it personal as well. Given the parameters of the Traditional Fetish Materials and a few extensions thereof, a touch of imagination can take you a long way on a short budget.
For starters, it is something of a hallucination that says you must have a nifty new outfit for each and every Fetish Event. Yes, there are many of us who have assembled Fetish Clothing collections over many years such that we are rarely seen in the same outfit twice in a row.
Not your style? No one said it should be. The point is that with a little imagination you can find Traditional Fetish Materials (the fishnet lingerie, the leather of the belt and the boots) and spice them up / combine them in new ways to achieve a perfectly acceptable Fetish Outfit on an extreme budget. That guy in Amsterdam likewise was never turned away from any club. Surrounded by folks in their expensive rubber catsuits and skin-tight leather dresses, he fit right in because his statement was undoubtedly Fetish (the Traditional Materials) and it was original.
We understand that many people have Uniform fetishes, and that in some cases
parties are thrown that cater to these Fetishes. Unfortunately we hold with
a variety of European clubs who have strict limitations on Uniforms- in general
they have to be made from Traditional Fetish Materials. Why? In England for
example, every woman and their grandmother has a "school girl" outfit.
Any gawker using almost no imagination whatsoever can grab their old school
girl outfit and throw it on so they can come look at the "freaks".
Eventually this became discouraged- people had to prove in some way that the
Fetish Scene was real for them, either by investing in Fetish Attire, or by
coming up with something inexpensive and creative like the fellow in Amsterdam.
By making it a little harder to just grab your old Uniform duds off the shelf
to get through the party doors, the number of inappropriate people seriously
dwindled. In America, if INIQUITY opened its doors to Uniform fetishes, technically
anyone with Army Surplus fatigues could say they qualified. No Thank You.
Thus we hold with the basic rule of MANDATORY Traditional Fetish Materials in regards to ANY AND ALL Uniforms (including all manner of School, Medical, Service Industry, Military Uniforms, or otherwise). Several Lingerie shops and Fetish clothing companies make a variety of Uniforms out of Rubber, Leather, PVC or distinctly SEXY lingerie materials, and many of these are surprisingly affordable. Still on a budget? For INIQUITY, think of the 3 Tricks above, and save the Uniform idea for a time when you can seriously invest in your particular fetish where it's made from Traditional Fetish Materials. Hey, you'll turn 10 times the number of heads. ;-)