DEVELOPING MORE RE THE EVOLUTION OF FETTERS?
Confirm precise dates of:
Trading through ROB in Amsterdam - collaboration with
THE LONDON LEATHERMAN - WILDCAT
Early magazine articles in ZIPPER, GAY TIMES, FETISH TIMES REVOLT/TOY/MISTER SM
Confirm and record precise dates for entry into the USA = goods posted direct from London.
When Jim Stewart registered as a 'Sole Trader' trading as FETTERS in the USA.
First supplied retail outlets in USA - trading mainly thru
The Pleasure Chest +
direct mail from London to individual customers.
Garry Bratman offered trading via his office (Carol Sound) at 895 Broadway.
Bratman named in ads. and magazines as Fetters USA Representative.
Bratman then moved Carol Sound to Eddison New Jersey
(still handling Fetters USA orders, goods all shipped from London).
Richard Hunter (Fetters customer from Florida) became slave to Bratman.
Close association with DRUMMER and later BOUND & GAGGED
Short period with FETTERS trading out of New York PO Box
Retail outlets included
Pleasure Chest chain, The Noose and others.
When Richard Hunter invited to take over as Fetters USA Representative
having returned to live in Florida.
Hunter shipping and handling UK made goods,
selling out of Florida with small occasional shop in The Eagle Bar Tampa.
At 'Living in Leather' in Chicago 1990(?)
Richard Hunter invited to take over MISTER S store and workshop in San Francisco
(on the strength of the Fetters connection?)
1991 Jim Stewart signed agreement for Richard Hunter to have
sole agency in the USA to manufacture FETTERS lines
Goods began to be produced in the MISTER S workshops =
Jim Stewart handed over patterns and coached workshop staff
at the same time producing the first Fetters catalogue
expressly for the
When Jim Stewart left San Francisco finally?
When FETTERS (Europe) handed over to John Bannister, moved to Vauxhall - then to Coventry/Warwick