PHOTOS: The Men Of Chicago Go Burly At The Burlington

PHOTOS: Last month Chicago‘s finest homos got in some wintertime nuzzles at Burly, a monthly party at the Burlington in Logan Square. If you like what you see in these snapshots, Burly returns February 20 with a special President’s Day party.  (Actual burliness not required.)

Photos: ASL Media










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  • Burlington

    Finally! A gay party with men dressed properly. No one barely dressed! Gay men showing civilized manners and good taste. Who would imagine!

  • Dawster

    @Burlington: Anyone with an appreciation for the fine craftsmanship of Norelco products???

    I have to say the last two pics are absolutely adorable and beautiful…

  • Burlington

    @Dawster: LOL…and I agree with you about the pics.

  • WayDifferent

    Not bad but these guys are not indicative of the Chicago slob style, especially at a function in Logan Square. If it’s not a 55 year old wearing True Religion jeans made for a 22 year old black guy, it’s an uber tight pea coat with dirty tennis shoes and a baseball cap. Don’t get me started on the ill-fitting, sloppy t-shirts. Some straight but “gay friendly” real nightclubs downtown started a dress code a few years ago because of this. Times are hard, no doubt. There were a couple of guys I would have actually asked out in Chicago if they had just one $25 non t-shirt but they’re more content with some goofy, artsy, raggedy shirt for $60….and wear it 3 times a week. Seriously.

    At a large Christmas party, I was shocked to see the lesbians were dressed more appropriately for the occasion than the gay men under 65. Don’t dare be seen wearing a tie in that town either, you’re the spawn of the devil or “da man” no matter your occupation.

  • Jackhoffsky

    That… seemed to be a LOT of focus on clothes…

    ..and their prices.

    (observation, not critique)

  • WayDifferent

    @Jackhoffsky: A suit is now cheaper than these $300 ripped up, sloppy jeans with some squiggly design on those flap pockets.

    Again, “If he doesn’t have at least one non t-shirt, we ain’t going anywhere”. I heard that from a straight black female and as a GWM, I couldn’t agree more. The guys I’m critiquing spend more $$ on clothes (and looking like a slob or a punk 1/2 their age) than I do, can or ever would. There’s also this thing called “age appropriate” clothing and gay men fail at this drastically anymore.

  • WayDifferent

    @WayDifferent: (i.e. 45 year old men need to have stopped shopping in the Young Men’s Dept. 20 years ago)

  • Jackhoffsky

    or… in contrast,

    one could pay less attention to what people are wearing and pay more attention to the content of the person themselves.

    (i.e. There is nothing about the above pictures/gathering that I find particularly attractive or sexy, but the smiles on their faces and the sparkle in their eyes says they are a lot of good people having a good time in a good environment, and for such I would have loved to go to this event, perhaps compensate for the “itchy” feel with a bottle of skin lotion… LOL.

    They are comfortable with themselves, so I am comfortable with them even though it’s not my thing. AND, at the end of the night, maybe one of them might want to experiment with shaving as foreplay. You never know :-)

  • WayDifferent

    @Jackhoffsky: The only reason I commented on their attire is because somebody else did. I just had to add these pretty much properly dressed men are NOT indicative of Chicago gay men in general. They don’t look like slobs. Get it now?

  • Jackhoffsky

    @WayDifferent: It doesn’t seem you are as ‘different’ as you think you are but that’s just an opinion. And it could be wrong.

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