Nouveau chez / New At: “Redgrave”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual | Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Emilia Redgrave just released a new suit. Well, i should say a full suit pack, as it’s generous in options and layers. The “Suit Elegance” comes with a pair of black pants on the pants layer, a jacket in three versions on the jacket layer: jacket alone, jacket with shirt, jacket with shirt and vest; a vest on the jacket layer in two versions, long and short, and on the shirt layer, a dress shirt on the jacket, shirt and undeshirt layer, plus complement on the underpants layer, a sleeve puffer on the shirt layer (to wear with the jacket over it - no more ugly tight jacket’s sleeves YAY!), and a few attachments: Jacket foulard, Pocketwatch, a pair of cuffs for the jacket, a pair of cuffs for the shirt, two versions of the tie: one to wear with the vest, one to wear with the jacket. Wow!

The textures are sophisticated, especially for the shirt and vest (this vest is simply gorgeous). The black pants lack a bit of highlighting to give them some life under SL light, but at least it avoids the jagged bottom pants bug! I’m showing the cuffs on the composite, but you can choose to wear “Suit Elegance” without them. I particularly like the jacket’s cuffs. I’m less convinced with the shirt’s ones, but, as they’re optional, everyone will follow their own taste!

The watch is nice, works on the jackets or on the vest. The foulard is a cool addition. The ties, done to match both vest or jacket over a shirt is a nice idea, i just wish for a better adjustment to the clothing layer. When you pay 1200 Lindens for a suit, you can be demanding, right? ;-)

Anyway, this suit is a great addition to any wardrobe. When you wear it, the whole ensemble looks really great, and even stunning, and I’m sure it wil be a success. Every piece of the pack is moddable, as every good house does. More rare, “Suit Elegance” is no copy, transfer, so easily giftable! Ladies, think of it if you are fed up with your man wearing skull stained tees! :-)

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers for each item, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price: 2/5 - Value for money: 2.5/5

[Click on the picture to enlarge] (More pics below the cut!)

To go along with this very elegant suit, i chose to show you the new “Elegance Shoes” from Redgrave as well! Sculpty work, nicely textured, very realistic and shiny, they bring to SL something of this Italian style which is sometimes a bit show off, but always irresistible! They come in 6 colors; “Black” was the best choice for this outfit. These very original shoes (speaking of SL of course!) have to be in your inventory, like the “Kalnins” shown a while ago. These shoes are moddable, which allows you to tweak their size to fit your avie. After all these scripted shoes, I’ve become lazy and I have to admit manual adjustment of shoes is a bit tedious, especially when you are not used to it, and when it comes to making them both the same size (shrink or stretch them using the “stretch” mode and the white handles, check the size in the “object” tab but just don’t type the number there, you would ruin your shoes (linked objects don’t like direct input of numbers in these boxes). To avoid any issue, better do a backup copy of your original shoes, as they are copy-no transfer! I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as i did.

Quality: 4.5/5 - Style-Originality: 4.5/5 - Usability (different layers for each item, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3/5 - Price: 2.5/5 - Value for money: 3/5

Also showing sophisticated hair from “Little Heaven,” adding a final touch to my italian look, a nice ring from “Dahlinks” and the “Neo” skin from “Damiani.”

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

Credits after the jump!

• Costume, Chemise, Cravate / Suit, Shirt, Tie:
Suit Elegance -Black- *REDGRAVE* (1200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Redgrave [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Elegance Shoes -Black- *REDGRAVE* (450 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Redgrave [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
(Dahlinks) Power Player Dress Ring M Onyx & Diamond (300 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T - Comes in 3 sizes),
@ Dahlinks [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
LH_hair26_giorgio_black_L (200 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens/8 colors pack, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Little Heaven [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shapes by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Neo skin normal Shaved (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer & Address]

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5 Comments »

  1. A wonderful look Ben. I have always been partial to Italians :). Thank you so much for including my ring as one of your finishing touches. I must get back to making more men’s pieces for all the wonderful gentlemen in SL.

    Comment by Alexandra Nichols Dahlinks Primtress — 20 September 2008 @ 3:25

  2. Yes you should, Alexandra!

    This is a cool suit, and the avatar’s look is really classy to match.

    Comment by Joshua Walsh — 20 September 2008 @ 17:38

  3. Very good suit, a masterpiece of Redgrave. But not exactly new, I have it for months.

    Comment by Devon Sorbet — 22 September 2008 @ 16:45

  4. I think I’ve mentioned before that life would be easier if I just had my monthly stipend sent straight to Emilia Redgrave’s account - cut out the middle man. I believe my Redgrave folder contains the bulk of my wardrobe inventory. And the shoes,,, yum! The downside for me on the suit are those shiny prim cuffs. They look a bit too glossy and don’t seem to blend in with the rest of the outfit. Maybe it’s just me. Other than that, I’m a moth to the Redgrave flame.

    Comment by Sigmund Leominster — 3 October 2008 @ 6:38

  5. Very attractive designs.

    Comment by Beryl Landar — 28 February 2009 @ 5:25

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