To my readers......


Thanks for visiting mitchmen, home of Mitchell's Gay Art

The Caps and Collars/ Flat Cap Gang story at Google Groups has been on a break since January, I hope to resume shortly. (see Group News for link)

Message updated 5th May 2024

Saturday 29 April 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 9

Mitch's career in erotic wrestling  continues up to 2015 at least, as far as I have been able to discover. In a couple of these later bouts he's matched against young, slender men which I confess are less interesting to me on the whole than the hunky brutes I focussed on in the last episode, but they do still produce some interesting moments.

We've seen a goodly ration of bulge nuzzling already in this series of articles and Mitch Colby's orange trunks too, but away from the centre of attention in this image it's Rafe Sanches' slender, lightly-sculpted waist and skimpy trunks that makes this picture sing. It's an inviting unattended sight that fires the lustful imagination. That's what young men are meant to bring to the party of course.

 Reese Wells (aka Brody Hancock on other Wrestling sites) has a baby face that belies his wild film persona. This is a great image in it's own way and the hold is normally a favourite of mine, but I find that visual imbalance between the older, bigger man and his lightweight junior in this piece rather disconcerting.  I'm happy to see a bigger man being ground down into submission but it seems a bit too uneven here. Mitch's apparent determination to make it hurt (yes I know it's not real!) doesn't really fit with the way I like to see him.

 Reese is allowed his own moments of domination in this video but this image seems to sum up the mismatch quite succintly and the playful way of expressing it is great.

These images from Colby's match with Billy Lodi pose the same issues for me. This backbreaker is supposed to hurt but I'm glad to see Mitch isn't pressing the point on such a frail-looking body.

I do like this picture. Mitch's backside always looks great (even clad in orange) and here, back turned, it seems to express his disdain for a weaker opponent who is simply, embarrassingly trapped by superior strength

 The 'carrying off of the victim' is the ultimate expression of conquest, a moment to savour. But this vanquished opponent here with his ill-fitting trunks and skinny legs looks more like he's being rescued. Sorry Billy!

Christopher Bruce steps in to provide some real man meat in this sexy, jockstrap combo. He's visually inspecting Mitch's pouch close up while simultaneously nudging the big man's rear end with his own bulge. Meanwhile his unattended and exposed rear provides fantasy material for the viewer, just like Rafe's frontage in the first picture above.

This hold is the same as Reese Wells was subjected to above but Rio Garza is older and more muscled and the result is great. You can see the difference if you compare the two lads trunks for shape and fit. Rio's big enough for this test.

He's gets the chance to dominate Mitch as well, this super shot of Mitch's buns being one happy consequence of an otherwise rather puzzling move.

In the end though, Mitch's strength prevails and Rio being the handsome creature that he is, gets to be carted off to be given extra-curricular training of some sort. And he hasn't even broken into a sweat - yet!

Rio wears a distinct air of resignation in this clip!
Look out for his golden butt too. Great stuff.

I'm not a fan of triumphalism and I've described this pose as a cliche elsehwere in this series, but having built up Mitch Colby's heroic credentials over 9 episodes and watched him often suffer a great deal for our pleasure it seems only fair to allow him this salute in parting. This image shows his mature beauty rather well and without undue flattery, while his trunks are equally generous to his manhood.

A true hunk worthy of his place in this series

The End

Once again I want to express my indebtedness to the treasure trove of imagery and thoughtful commentary at 'Neverland' and 'Sidelineland'. My thanks also to BGEast who own the copyright of most of the pictures and will supply you with the videos if you want to find out more. Do visit their site for imagery which you can't find in search engines.
Read this series from the beginning,  Part 1
For other articles in the 'Hunk Hunt' series click on the hunk label below

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 8

Mitch Colby's appearances opposite porn celebrities Rusty Stevens and Aryx Quinn slotted into the same time frame as his memorable fetish film appearances (see Part 1) between 2009 and 2012. In this period also, his casting opposite two less well-known wrestler names also produced some interesting imagery.

 Brook Stetson's hairy, fleshy muscularity makes a supreme, dominant foil for Colby's 'regular guy' persona. He seems full of dangerous masculinity. It's not necessarily alluring in the same way as Rusty and Aryx, but represents a blunt sensuality that's impossible to ignore.

Stetson's sweaty bulk strains at a frail-looking jockstrap making the rearward-facing head-scissors position seem more potent than ever as a humiliation hold.

With the scissors reversed those hairy pecs sighted over the mound of Stetson's jockstrap must give an overwhelming impression of irresistible strength that makes the hint of bondage here seem almost superfluous. No wonder Mitch is sweating.


 In contrast, Colby's meeting with the austere but handsome Vlad Varek is notable for some conventional combat imagery that gives Colby's own brand of masculine appeal a chance to shine through. If you think wrestling is entirely faked, take a closer look at that impact area.

Mitch is forced to wearily confront his opponent's assets in the traditional way for losers. 
These images also provide an interesting object lesson in trunk selection. Mitch's traditional blue flatters his physique, but Vlad's co-ordinated red outfit seems to have the opposite effect. His chunky thighs ought to stand out in this image but somehow they don't.

This knee-drop move is captured at a perfect moment. Vlad's straining face acknowledges his opponents considerable size and we can see his muscularity for ourselves from this angle. These daunting qualities have been completely overwhelmed however. Mitch is lifted into a precarious position that epitomises forced subordination and inescapable pain ahead. 


Mitch's encounter with Skotch English provides similarly potent moments. This man's shaved head and chunky physique promises a bruising physicality and merciless determination that's amply represented in this striking image. His relative lack of defined muscularity compared with Stetson (top above) suggests a street-fighter's rawness, unrefined and unpredictable. Meanwhile Mitch's trunks are working well for him.

The dramatic role reversal seen here is the stuff of wrestling of course, the brute turned into a baby. Colby seems almost majestic here, casually imposing his strength through a simple hold whose efficacy we have probably all experienced and can readily comprehend. His face shows a calmness and confidence that is both warming and attractive, demonstrating that maturity isn't always a downhill process.

 This is perhaps a less convincing sequel move, but for me the combination of Skotch's arched-backwards and involuntary, offering-up of his body, plus his tight, square cut, butt-enhancing shorts plus the intimate conjunction with Colby's crotch adds up to a highly erotic moment. One that the preceding images have not prepared us for.

Colby's dominance is not destined to last in this story but with the assistance of those terrific trunks he is able to show us that his male attractions are not dimmed by staring defeat (and his opponent's nether regions) in the face. His broad back defines his strength but is now wet with sweat which symbolises how his power has been gradually drained away by his opponent's superiority. 
Lower down, the artful disturbance of his trunks tells the same story. His coyly revealed, single ass cheek is actually equalled in eroticism by the chunky shaping of the trunks round the other cheek, those diagonal crease lines are amazingly sensual.

 They say that nobody likes a loser, but I don't think that's true here. 
I'll let the image speak for itself. That's a hunk! Yum!

To be concluded next time.
In the preparation of this article I was greatly helped by the treasure trove of imagery at 'Neverland' and 'Sidelineland'. My thanks also to BGEast who own the copyright of most of the pictures and will supply you with the videos if you want to find out more.
Read this series from the beginning,  Part 1
For other articles in the 'Hunk Hunt' series click on the hunk label below

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 7


In 2010, the year after Mitch Colby made his debut in Titan's fetish films (see Part1), his erotic wrestling career acquired a touch of glamour in a pairing with the notable porn star Rusty Stevens. If  Colby has a mild, mature and often bewildered look about him Stevens' persona is decidedly hard and dangerous. You'd have expected him to be there, dishing out more humiliation for Colby and the BGEast studio duly reward us with some trunk chewing which Stevens enforces with impressive effort and muscularity. 

 He repeats the humiliation later on in the film, having swapped the dubious leopardskin trunks for a natty grey jockstrap. Mitch gets a faceful of sweaty crotch-wrapping.

As you might expect, Stevens' porn star physique gets much showcasing in this production and an extended bear-hug administered by Colby from behind suits that purpose very well. Stevens acting performance and natural assets in this sequence manage to dispel my normal disinclination to linger over this hold.

 There are some lollipops for feet fetish fans in this film and this moment where Mitch traps Stevens' legs in a figure-4 using his crotch is unexpectedly sensual. Colby's chunky buns and thighs create a crudely dominant impression and make his opponent's lean muscularity seem quite boyish and vulnerable by comparison.

 Not every man can wear a jockstrap as well as Colby does here and it adds erotic gravitas to his domination of poor Rusty. The conjunction of crotch, crack and feet here is fascinating. You can believe that Colby's bulk could keep his opponent trapped like this for some time, while he enjoys a bit of foot frottage.

In the end Rusty acknowledges his master and Mitch gets a reward that you might not have predicted at the outset.


Mitch has another celebrity encounter 2 years after this and it's worth departing from my previous chronological sequencing to take it in here. 

Aryx Quinn, also known as Tristan Balwin appeared on the Buk Buddies site way back and makes regular appearances in conventional gay porn. That's him above seeing to Gavin Waters above. Like Colby, he has a significant parallel career in erotic wrestling, but unlike Colby he has cultivated an extroverted, mean guy image that you can glimpse in the shot above.

When Aryx and Colby run into each other in BGEast 's Ring Wars #20 the bad boy's reputation might have you salivating over the possibilities for humiliation of the older man. 
Indeed the customary crotch-led greeting is not too long in coming. 

So far things seem to be following the anticipated pattern. Aryx is wearing a purple thong for this encounter. It's a garment that has similar butt-exposing properties to a jockstrap but also carries associations of flamboyance, a characteristic that gives a special, unpleasant twist to domination manoeuvres like this face sitting.

However, when dealing with a big chap like Colby, exposing the butt is a double-edged sword and provides a temptation that's much harder to resist than the sportsman's more utilitarian jock. Even without the spanking ingredient here, Mitch's scissors hold on Aryx's neck creates an exceedingly erotic picture.

Mitch goes on to give his opponent a series of punishing discomforts, including a dose of Aryx's own, trademark, back-breaker hold. Those skimpy briefs begin to look a little foolish now! (Although I confess I also find Colby's orange favourites less than flattering to him). As we saw with Rusty Stevens, Colby's mature muscularity dwarfs his opponents' litheness at close quarters and it's very sexy, particularly when they are temporarily unable to escape.

 In the end, an exhausted (but still sexy) Aryx is hoisted by his thong strap ...

.....and escorted from the ring, presumably for a ritual forfeit whose nature you must imagine for yourselves since the film ends with the two men disappearing from sight together. A nice device.


I have brought these two films together here, not only on account of their shared 'porn celebrity' status, but also because Colby's meetings with these two men led me quite by chance to a link back to my last 'hunk hunt' which featured Brian Bodine. It transpired that Rusty Stevens and Aryx Quinn both got the chance to work Brian over in the same Can-Am video 'The Arena, Part 1' (2010) 

Good quality images of this film are hard to track down, but as you can see from the cover, Brian gets to suffer nakedly and valiantly at the hands of both men, who were warming up for their own bout the next day to make The Arena, Part 2. It would have been nice to tie this diversion neatly back to the subject of my present series but sadly I can find no trace of Brian fighting Mitch Colby or indeed any other wrestler after this gruelling experience! 

Read my articles on Brian Bodine


More next time.
In the preparation of this article I was greatly helped by the treasure trove of imagery at 'Neverland' and 'Sidelineland'. My thanks also to BGEast who own the copyright of most of the pictures and will supply you with the videos if you want to find out more.
Read this series from the beginning,  Part 1
For other articles in the 'Hunk Hunt' series click on the hunk label below

Thursday 13 April 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 6

Despite it's obvious erotic connotations the bear-hug hold, seen here in Mitch Colby's 2008 match with Tyrell Tomsen, doesn't quite do it for me. Somehow I can't quite resolve the ambiguity of using a normally friendly gesture for aggression.

It's also because not a lot seems to be happening while the hold is in progress and I find it virtually impossible to see (or indeed imagine) what effect (if any) it has on the recipient, although Mitch does his best here with facial theatrics.

This curious encounter actually ends up in the swimming pool. Again, throwing someone into a swimming pool is usually seen as playful not aggressive. Despite the unlikely location, this image where Tyrell appears to be carrying Colby off rather than crushing him is rather more interesting for me, conjuring up fantasies of kidnap.

This image on the other hand really does conjure up a sense of domination, with Derek Da Silva sitting on Colby's face while wearing an exceptionally well-fitting pair of swimming trunks in a subdued colour which imparts a genuine, masculine persona. The back tattoo is a bit over-the-top but there's no denying that it enhances Da Silva's physique

Despite his inauspicious start, Colby's own interest in Da Silva's trunks soon becomes apparent with a dive inside and tackle grab from behind. This exotic hold is rarely seen in the mainstream sport and certainly not allowed to continue to this extent. But in erotic wrestling there is no referee to call a halt.

Colby gets to dish out some credible CBT in this film. It's quite hard to totally fake ball-tapping like this unless you are very expert indeed at pulling punches, even gentle taps can smart! The spread legs position and bunching effect created by Da Silva's trunks is a clever way of accentuating his downfall and vulnerability.

 And just in case you didn't get that, the naked version which follows is even more graphic.
Da Silva's hairy muscularity makes this domination scene highly erotic and it's made all the more so because Colby's generally non-threatening appearance suggests he would be incapable of such sadistic pleasures. Credit to Derek Da Silva for his contribution with a nice bit of squirming and endurance. He also appears with Mitch in 'Shock Treatment'.

The body scissors is something like the bear hug involving a lot of squeezing but not much obvious action or damage. This example with a trim but somewhat fluffy-looking Peter Stallion putting the squeeze on muscular-shouldered Mitch seems especially improbable. You can almost sense Mitch's surprise at being caught in the picture, which is one of the reasons I included it. It also has a pleasing, compact composition with the diagonal line between the heads giving  a strong sense of engagement.


It's fairly obvious that Peter's being allowed to play top dog here and you have to fear for the outcome after Mitch's harsh treatment of Derek Da Silva but meanwhile enjoy Mitch's upturned ass.

Stallion's clingy, pink shorts are a significant point of interest in this film and feed into the depiction of his cocky, dandy-like persona which this victory pose exemplifies. Mitch gets a faceful of it here, a humiliating setback from an arrogant, young upstart in the true traditions of professional wrestling story-telling. But you know what's coming next.

Naturally the tables are turned and the natural order re-asserts itself. Whatever you might think of Peter Stallion's film character here, it must be admitted that he looks very fine in those pink shorts. 

There's more squeezing and sexy trunks in this fight with Patrick Donovan whose shapely buns stand up to comparison with Mitch's own sexy bottom. The head scissors seen here has the virtue of displaying dominance while embarrassing your opponent at the same time. This variant, with one fighter's face embedded into his opponents crotch, adds a delicious erotic flavour as well. It's just a shame Donovan has got his arm in there too, enabling him to evade full immersion. Colby's hand, firmly pulling him in, makes clear his intention to humiliate.

One of the virtues of these films for me is that the participants get to hang onto their clothes about 20 times longer than in conventional porn and for lovers of shorts Mitch's trunks are equally as interesting as his opponents. The flimsy (wet?) fabric is a pleasantly titillating feature. Donovan's physique shows up well here and he's sporting an intriguing bulge, given the circumstances. Not sure about those heavy seams though.

From this direction Donovan's shorts have a nostalgic, 50's, retro look about them and the deep sides allow interesting creases to develop which accentuate the shape of his ass. Colby's gripping hand looks very big and strong here, totally in control.

I've taken my ramble though Mitch Colby's wrestling appearances in chronological order and we've now caught up with his 'fetish period' where I started this series. He's been pitted against a selection of strong, masculine opponents and rather more of the youthful, slender variety. Most of them have been put firmly in their place by Mitch. Up to now, for the most part, they have not been well-known but next time we will see him pitted against some real personalities of the porn screen.

More next time.
In the preparation of this article I was greatly helped by the treasure trove of imagery at 'Neverland' and Sidelineland. My thanks also to BGEast who own the copyright and will supply you with the videos if you want to find out more.
Read this series from the beginning,  Part 1
For other articles in the 'Hunk Hunt' series click on the hunk label below