Nouveau créateur / New Designer: Pale Janus for “Pale Heretic”

Ben Vanguard | - Every Day Outfits, - Tenue/Outfit, Dressy, Official, Semi-Casual | Thursday, June 14th, 2007

I was immediately impressed with the quality of this Etched Suit from Pale Heretic. The style is simply perfect–it reminds me of some suits and other clothing by Dominique Morlotti (under his own name and for Lanvin) that I am lucky to own irl (by the way, what a pity he left fashion design three years ago now!). Textures and seams are very well made. Details like the buttoned tag are beautifully executed. Pale Janus, the creator, is a RL designer, which probably explains the level of quality this first release shows. This classic revisited suit, tailored and marketed for trendsetters, is a pure pleasure to wear.

I was a little hesitant to show this item, though:

First, at 1495 lindens, this suit is overpriced. Price isn’t a consideration when I choose clothes to show on slmen. People can see them in shops, I dont force anyone to buy them, and prices are usually pretty similar from one brand to the next. I know that it’s only around 6 USD, less than three coffees at Starbucks, but compared to other quality designers, it’s really steep. I know that prices in SL are really low, and I think that’s good. I also know that for a RL designer new in the game, the prices in SL could seem ridiculously low. The good thing is that the designer offers a special introductory price of 995 lindens for a limited time. At this price, it’s expensive, but frankly I’m ready to sacrify two Starbucks coffees for such a quality product.

Second, I found that the possibilities were a bit limited with the elements provided. The suit comes with two well-designed tucked tee-shirts. I think that, for the price, we could ask for an untucked version, and a complement on the underpants layer for an untucked version one could wear with a low-rise pair of pants. I shared my thoughts with the designer and, you know what? Pale Janus promised me that those complements will be released in the next few days. Of course, these updates and those that follow will be completely free for the former owner of a Pale Heretic Etched Suit.

To achieve this exceptional review (as I don’t do reviews here usually–today I thought it useful to impose my thoughts on you, sorry about that ;)), I will add that all the pieces are fully modable, so the tees are tintable, with copy-non transfer perms. You could keep a copy of each tee shirt your dyeing skills could produce!

And yes, this “Eteched Suit” from Pale Heretic will join four other outfits I already keep in my special “Everyday Outfits” folder. I do love it.

Addendum: The suit is updated, it comes now with the following supplements: an open jacket for a different look, a second pair of pants (low rise one), lower complements for the T-Shirts, so they become wearable with low rise pants! More to come very soon : untucked versions for the shirts. :-) If you didn’t receive your update yet, ask for it!

[Click on the picture to enlarge]

Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
“Untamed” - Raven Sunset,
by Lost Thereian,
@ Influence, Naughty (80, 112, 23)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Rock Star,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
(Avatar) Eyes: Natural. (jade),
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Costume, Tee Shirt / Suit, T-Shirt:
In “Pale Heretic Etched Suit”:
PALEHERETIC Etched - Jacket,
PALEHETERIC Etched - Pants,
PALEHERETIC Etched - LongT Plum,
by Pale Janus,
@ Pale Heretic Limited, Osteria (87, 74, 68)

• Soulier / Shoes:
Flare Oxford - Black,
by Fallingwater Cellardoor,
@ Shiny Things, Shiny Falls (83, 187, 28)

• Bague / Ring:
Golden Pinky Ring,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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  1. Great suit I must say ! But no Black and purple mmmm =D Have to see his other colour choices. *grins*

    Now - I have a request - I was asked where one could find awesome Gypsy Clothing. I guess, I dunno, I looked all over SL tonight with search and going to places I used to know of nice sexy flowing men’s silk shirts, to no avail. Go to my Blog to see pics I searched up on the net for examples. OMG I love these pants I found - someone Must try to make them ! Please Ben’s Readers (or Ben)- tell me where I can find good, to drool over, Gypsy clothing for men in SL.

    Thank you ^;;^

    Comment by Mhaijik — 15 June 2007 @ 4:33

  2. One of the best suits I’ve seen on SL….I love the subtle design, which isn’t even visible unless you zoom. Really, really nice. (And I like the black with purple!)

    Comment by Perry Proudhon — 15 June 2007 @ 7:10

  3. Is the pictured suit black with purple ? I love black and purple !! I thought the suit was brown and dark brown. I guess it is hard to tell on the background Ben chose this time ; (

    Comment by Mhaijik — 15 June 2007 @ 13:19

  4. Mhaijik darling, I used my “Color Schemer Studio” software to select the backgtround as I often did when i want to be sure of a choice, and this time i wanted to accent the purple shirt especially :) Purple and black are totally visible on all te screens we have home :) Did you click on the little image to get it full size?

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 15 June 2007 @ 17:19

  5. Interesting write up. IMO it does not matter if someone is a designer in RL, it doesnt make them better than other designers in SL. Ultimately, every designer who chooses to use SL as their platform for their design skills are ‘designers in RL’ as well.

    If you came from the RL design world it is no guarantee you will make it in SL. And if you are a hit in SL, its no guarantee it will fly in RL. But the thing that remains true for both- All are using their real world skills and talents to create, its just 2 different platforms being used.

    While it is a nice suit, you say it is overpriced so IMO being a “designer in RL” does not justify it because judging from the photos, the quality is no better than some other designers are capable of dishing out; but its the creators work so she or he gets to choose on what they feel is a fair price for their work.

    I think if people keep coming in here and making extremely high prices for clothing and people are actually buying it, we may see a jump in the mens market (EG– Other designers following and boosting their prices as “That persons things are no better than mine, why are they selling for so much more than mine?” )

    Comment by Name Withheld — 16 June 2007 @ 1:39

  6. Thank you for your comment Name!
    Don’t forget that the market always decides… :-) Designers could want to raise their prices, consumers wouldn’t necesserly follow them…

    And yes, i think that being a designer irl can false your judgemet about SL prices. It’s, indeed, not a justificaton and my purpose wasn’t to support that, as you certainly noticed.

    You said the quality is not better than some other designers can do. Please give me their addresses. I need more items with this quality of realisation, and especially with this quality of style. :-)
    Thank you in advance!

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 16 June 2007 @ 3:44

  7. Last Call has quality that looks like this, I dont know if they have suits though. But if they were to make one I know for a fact it would be very well done.

    There are some extremely talented designers in second life, not all make suits. All im saying is there are many capable of this type of work and the pricing would be less.

    Im not disagreeing with your stance. Im just adding that it may be a bad idea for people to come into second life egotistical thinking they are better because they do design work in first life. (Im not saying thats what this person did, but it may be)

    Comment by Name Withheld — 16 June 2007 @ 3:59

  8. Just got back from Last Call…I dunno…I don’t agree that the quality there equals the quality of this suit. One thing that annoys me about Last Call is that you can’t just buy a piece of clothing separately (at least I couldn’t see the shorts by themselves….personally, I don’t WANT a martini t-shirt). So, yeah, sell the stuff on its own instead of assuming we all like the outfit you’ve decided to put together.

    Comment by Joshua Walsh — 17 June 2007 @ 20:12

  9. merci à toi pour cette image :)

    Comment by lanta — 6 September 2008 @ 6:22

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