Former Go-Go Boy Matthew Camp Confirms Dick Size, Models Original Leather Designs

slide_341523_3523669_freeMatthew Camp, the former New York City go-go dancer who left the bar stage more than a year ago to launch his own musky fragrance and focus on fashion design, has been discovered by HuffPo this week. Alert the media!

An interviewer who admittedly “prejudges” go-go dancers and incorrectly assumes “most people are surprised to find out about” Camp’s fragrance a year after its launch, sat down with the chiseled nightcrawler to chat about man scent and fashion, and just like every other Matthew Camp interview out there, it’ll make you want to take him home to mom.

Or just smell his armpits.

Camp describes his fragrance, 8.5, as “raw and sexual,” a mix of “cocoa butter, leather and cigarettes,” a scent reminiscent of “going and being out at a big gay bar.” “That’s why it resonates with gay men,” he says:

I take natural and synthetic oils and mix them together using different processes to cure them to create the particular scent I want. Not a lot of people do it; it’s kind of a lost art. When I create a scent, I don’t follow many of the rules that people use. There are lots of books about what you’re supposed to do and the scents you’re supposed to use; I don’t really follow that. For me, smell is connected to memory and emotion. If I smell something and it conjures some sort of memory for emotion, I’ll find another scent that brings up the same memory. After I play around with it, I end up with a fragrance that tells a story.

Unfortunately, 8.5 is not a nod to Camp’s endowment. “It is not referring to my genitalia,” he says. “I’m a happy 7.5.”

On his clothing designs, which are mostly leather, Camp says:

My designs are mine. I look at my leather pieces as one-of-a-kind pieces of art that I make for one person. My typical client is a collector and the type of person who wears a leather jacket all the time; it’s part of their lifestyle. We collaborate, and the end product is totally unique.

And his inspiration:

I realized gay people used to be total outlaws. They were outsiders and forced to create their own community that included really-fucking-cool cultural phenomena like drag queens. You don’t see that as much now. A lot of gay culture is becoming homogenized and acceptable, which isn’t a good or a bad thing. (I don’t believe in the ideas of “good” or “bad.”) I see both sides. We’re losing that outlaw thing, but it does make it easier for people to come out and also maybe makes [winning] equality easier. I guess I’m trying to say: Fuck it! Just be yourself. Who cares if you’re gay or straight? You don’t need someone else’s approval to do what you want. Do what makes you happy and healthy. It’s about self-improvement.

Below, Camp models his own designs in a series of portraits by Landis Smithers. Would you rather buy his, or Colby Melvin’s?





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  • Apparatus

    That jacket in the last photo is HOT.

  • mgmchicago

    Yeah, the leather pieces are supercool.
    Too young for me, but there was a time…
    Can’t see myself in a Colby Melvin onesie at any age.

    Also heartily agree with his choice of scent notes.
    There are several great colognes with notes of musk, leather, tobacco, patchouli and bergamot.
    They smell like sex (or, ok, a gay bar.) My fav at the moment is Polo Double Black.
    Smells like the butt sweat of the best-lookin Spanish guy you ever saw.

  • Lazycrockett

    The zipper down the back jacket is nice, but the other one is too Games of Thrones costume ey for my taste.

  • mz.sam

    The leather jackets are hot…but Matt, the Man, wearing them is even HOTTER!

  • iltman

    Good looking and talented! I like the jacket, classic with a twist and am intriqued by the scent, does anyone know if it’s sold in the UK? Oh and did I mention he is VERY good looking?

  • Jake357

    The boy is cute enough and the jackets are interesting in a Mexican flea market way, but can we take a moment to discuss the tragedy that is the leather diaper? That boy doubtlessly has a cute bum, so why is it hidden by the BDSM version of granny panties?

  • brianmovie

    Dude is super hot!

  • Mezaien

    Ho babe, just leave the hair on get naked & get me to your bed.

  • NoCagada

    @mz.sam: If you like waxed little boys with no ass

  • dwes09

    @NoCagada: Every photo in this article shows chest hair and a treasure trail. Some people are actually not very hairy, not every body without tons of hair is waxed. As for his butt, it is hard to tell what it looks like given the awful leather trunks.

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