Were there an Olympics of butch glamour the other contestants would surely give up and leave in resignation once this vision slouched into the arena holding the standard of Whale Cay aloft. It is, of course, Joe Carstairs, speedboat racer, island despot, louche Lotharia.
I am indebted for this wonderful set of images to the reader posting as butterscotchclouds. Back when I posted some footage of Carstairs racing, said obliging person dug up some more footage of Carstairs which I wasn’t able to view for reasons too yawnsome to go into here. The kindly ’clouds, who also curates the essential gallery of queer visual delights that is Deviates, Inc., subsequently delivered these screen grabs of unutterable cool.
(Lord Tod Wadley, Carstairs’ dapper mascot, will be the subject of his own fashion survey in the fullness of time…)