Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard
Review, extra pictures and credits after the jump!
It has been a long time since Shai Delacroix released new stuff for men for “Casa del Shai”! I’m showing you today her new “Scruffy jeans” that are particularly interesting. First, their textures show a lot of hand work. She actually did the denim texture from scratch. When the whole fashion industry for men in SL is totally invaded with photorealistic items, it’s refreshing to find a designer spending time on her textures to offer really original pieces of clothing. Second, they come on the pants layer, for a classic wear, and on the underpants layer, to wear with sculpted flares (or to wear tucked in boots), and these cuff flares are working pretty well, although I’m still not convinced with the prim attachments for pant’s cuffs. But eh, they are popular, and it’s better to have good ones! Third, the colors offered by Shai are just great. Shai Delacroix is for me one of the best colorists in SL, and this jeans’ release confirms that! Six colors are offered, from almost black to light blue, with nice shading and highlighting work. You will see below three of them, not necessarily my favorites; I love them all! Everything is copy-no transfer.
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: 3.5/5
Also showing “Daywalkers,” the brand new elegant sneakers from “Detour” by Detour Sideways, with the collaboration of Funk Schnook from “FNKY” for the texturing work. They are high quality sculpty pieces of work, with realistic textures that aren’t plain photorealistic. I mean the textures are realist, without looking like a picture of a RL shoe has been baked on the prims. They come in three sizes and are color changing by script, menu driven (six nicely subdued colors to choose from) for the “multi” version. Individual colored “Daywalkers” are available. As we are now used to the resizing script, one of these would be a great addition to these shoes, which are especialy outstanding for their fitting on sl men’s feet, and god knows it’s a big deal to achieve! Copy-no transfer.
Quality: 5/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers for each item, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 4/5
Also wearing: a fresh shirt from “Casa del Shai” in a “vichy” fabric (sadly only available on the jacket layer), a very nice new hair from “CMC Color Me Couture,” by Tag Mulligan, and some sober and very masculine jewelry from “Guillaume pour homme.” Enjoy!
• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
[Detour] Daywalker Sneakers - Multi (1000 Lindens/scripted with 6 colors, single colors available for 350 Lindens each, Perms: NM/C/NT, 3 sizes are provided),
@ Detour [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Bague, Bracelet / Ring, Bracelet:
Mhaijik Titanium w Black Ring Mns Sz (250 Lindens/pack of two rings, Perms: M/NC/T),
Mhaijik Titanium w Black C Bracelet Mns Sz (250 Lindens/pack of two bracelets, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour homme [Designer, Address & SLURL]