LISTEN: Meet David Lauterstein, The Hot, Hot Man Behind Nasty Pig Gear

At  Swish Edition, we love to support gay businesses and we continue our tradition of championing the ones that are leading the pack.

And, of course, we love when hot people come see us in our studio.

When that guy happens to be the co-founder and CEO of Nasty Pig, one of the hottest brands of edgy men’s clothing, we stand at attention. David Lauterstein was in Washington, DC, for the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather weekend and he took time out of his busy schedule to hang with Dale, Scott and Steve over a few beers. (He’s the bald hunk in back.)

David started with a closet-sized storefront in Manhattan, a sewing machine and a measly $50, and over the course of 17 years, has created quite a juggernaut. David shares stories about products that took off, how their hot new jeans model got the job and his definition of what his brand is really all about: “A nasty pig is a man who walks the street owning it.”

And of course we have the low-down on Elton John and David Furnish’s attack on Madonna; Cyndi Lauper’s beef about the political use of “True Colors;” Aisha Tyler speaking on same-sex marriage; ABC cancelling Work It, Calvin Klein’s off-again, on-again hottie boyfriend; and much more.


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Scott Wallis is the co-host of the Queerty/GayCities-sponsored Swish Edition comedy and interview show. He’s busy rooting around in his closet for his leather pants, jockstrap and bandanas. Guess what colors he sports.


Photos: Swish Edition, Nasty Pig, Joe Oppedisano