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