Costumes et chaussures de ville chez / Suits and dress shoes at: “Hoorenbeek”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Official, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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Showing: Hoorenbeek Tailor Suit in brown and Allen shoes in black.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

Many more pictures, Reviews and Credits after the jump!

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Left to Right: Hoorenbeek “Allen shoes” & “JP Shoes”

Hoorenbeek dress shoes - We don ‘t have a lot of choice for classic dress shoes on the grid. Hoorenbeek, with their new release, offers us JP and Allen shoes, cool sculpted interpretations of really classic men’s shoes. Allen is more formal, JP more casual, both come in 6 colors (3 shades of brown, black, cherry, and black&white). They are no modify with a scrip for resizing, easy to use, without the weird “this prim, all prims” choice you can have on the most common script on resizable items. These shoes are pretty realistic, thanks to the sculpty prim work and the texture showing a nice shine. I just wish the texture would be a bit more “sharp,” more defined, and also that the laces show a knot, to feel perfectly amazed ;-) The build is good, with a clever use of tiny invisiprims on the sides, to hide the wide feet provided by the man mesh. I just noticed that, on the JP model, these invisiprims need a bit of better adjustment, the feet show, even set to zero with the shoes set to a reasonable size. The Allen shoes don’t show this flaw. I’m sure the Hoorenbeek team will fix that very soon! JP and Allen don’t use any big invisiprim at the ankle level, or under the sole, which could have ruined your best look with weird transparencies.

As usual at Hoorenbeek, you can choose between copy or transfer, which will please everyone! 520 Lindens a pair, 2100 Lindens for a fatpack of 6 colors.

Quality: 3.5/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 3/5 - Price: 2/5 - Value for money: 3/5

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Top Left: Hoorenbeek Tailor suit in Beige. Other pictures: some of the options offered with Hoorenbeek Executive Suit in beige.

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Example of looks you can get with Hoorenbeek Tailor suits (three shirts ar provided with each suit, each of them offering many options).

Hoorenbeek Suits - “Executive Suit,” released a few weeks ago, and “Tailor suit,” a crossed jacket version of the “Executive,” just released, are offering a total feast of items in each color pack. Both come in 7 colors: Brown (shown on the main composite and above), Beige (shown above), Light grey, Dark Grey, Black, Navy Blue (shown below), and White. Each color pack offers three different shirts. An 8th pack is offered with a black suit with a different set of shirt colors.

With each Executive pack you will get: 2 pairs of pants on the pants layer, with and without belt buckle drawn on the texture, a complementary prim belt buckle; for each short color, you will get, on the shirt layer: long and rolled sleeve versions, each open or buttoned, untucked versions on the jacket layer, both long or rolled sleeves; plus on the jacket layers: combo jacket and untucked shirt (in three colors), open and closed jacket, complementary prim button for the jacket (for open and closed jacket), two kinds of handkerchieves in two versions (for open and closed jackets), 5 ties (loose and flexi, loose and sculpted, regular flexi and sculpted, plus a special sculpted version to wear with closed jacket), 2 combos shirt collar and tie in both flexi and sculpted version (to wear with special versions of the shirts I forgot to mention…). Oh wait, there is more: two sets of cuffs, one to wear with rolled up sleeves, the other one to wear with long sleeves without jacket. Not to mention a sleeve filler to wear at your convenience with one of the combo jacket/shirt on the jacket layer, or with any shirt of your choice on the undershirt layer. I think I just miss complementary underpants layers for the shirts, those you could need if you wanted to wear them with different and low rise pants! But it’s probably the only tiny thing I miss, I swear! :-)

With each Tailor suit, you will get the same options for shirts alone, ties and cuffs, you will get only a version of the jacket, closed, as you can’t wear a crossed jacket unbuttoned. ;-) You will get also only one handkerchieved style, and no prim button, hence the lower price of this version of the suit.

Both Tailor and Executive are nicely textured, with two cool side slits for the jacket, realistic creases and shadows (perhaps a bit too much of creases in the back?), without heavy photorealistic feeling. The pants don’t show the jagged bottom pants’ bug, and don’t need any cuffs for a good finish. No anti-wedgy look prim attachment for the rear part of the jacket, but a precise science of highlighting that hides this most horrible detail in men’s jackets in sl in the nice way. The great plus of these suits is the infinity of options they offer, allowing you to play and get many different looks. I forgot to mention that ties and handkerchieves are recolorable by script, adding more options if you need them ;-) In the end, the colors offered are great. These suits will surely please those willing to personalize their outfit in the tiniest details!

Quality: 4.5/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 5/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 4.5/5

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Some of the available colors for Hoorenbeek Tailor suit.

Also wearing: hair from Madesigns (Maddox DuPont is still creating new models, this man will never stop!!!), and a beautiful ring from the latest release from Guillaume pour homme: partner rings, 6 different packs of two rings, one for you, one for your partner, with or without diamonds on them. They are great, as most of the creations of Mhaijik Guillaume, plus the idea of the double ring is very sweet!


• Costume, Chemise, Cravate / Suit, Shirt, Tie:
Tailor Suit (960 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT or M/NC/T),
Executive Suit (1200 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT or M/NC/T),
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer & Address]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Allen Shoes (520 Lindens/color, 2100 Lindens/pack of 6, Perms: NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T, Resize Script),
JP Shoes (520 Lindens/color, 2100 Lindens/pack of 6, Perms: NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T, Resize Script),
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer & Address]

• Bague / Ring:
Mhaijik Gold Etched Partner Ring IV (300 Lindens/set of 2 similar rings - one to offer ! -, Perms: NC/M/T),
@ Guillaume pour homme [Designer & Address]

• Coiffure / Hair:
MADesigns Hair - Bernard - Shiny Black 1 (300 Lindens/pack of 3 close colors, 1800 Lindens/12 packs of 3 close colors, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Madesigns Hair [Designer & Address]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Green Frost (i) - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shape by Zada [Designer & Address]

• Skin:
Joshua Face 1 normal (1800 Lindens/facial hair, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer & Address]

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  1. I wear the executive suit a lot. I really like the flexibility of it, and the appearance, and it works well with my standard shape - I don’t go for the stick-thin look, as I’m far from that in real life, and instead wear an overweight shape which is murder to buy clothes for. Apart from the flexi tie disappearing into my belly when I stop moving, the executive suit looks better than just about anything else I own with that shape.

    Unlike you, I do have problems with the pants bottom - that may be an issue with my graphics card, as I also get it with the Hoorenbeek khaki pants and a few other bits and pieces. i also miss not having more versatile sleeve shapers - I only have one for the shirt layer, which prevents me using it as the only shirts built into the jacket layer are untucked and I won’t wear a shirt with a suit that way. I’d like to see a choice of shapers on different layers, so I can bring in shirts from outside the outfit and still use them.

    I won’t be buying the tailored suit for two reasons. Firstly, my shape requires an open jacket. But secondly, and more importantly, it’s not good value if you’re already a satisfied Hoorenbeek’s customer who has bought lots from the store before. As well as the three shirt colours that came with my executive suit, I have independently bought two other of the multi-option shirts. There are only three left I don’t own, and two are in colours I can’t ever see myself wearing - the third is only packaged with one version of the tailored suit, which happens to be a colour I don’t want. So if I buy a tailored suit, I’ll be stuck paying extra to fill my inventory with three multi-optioned shirts I either already own or won’t wear.

    Make no mistake, the shirt deal is fantastic value if you’re starting with a clean wardrobe. But if you’ve already bought everything you want all it does is push the price of this new suit up unnecessarily. The more suits Hoorenbeek offers, the greater the need to sell a cheaper, ‘no shirt’ version, or to offer a voucher the buyer can redeem for their choice of shirts.

    Comment by Random Merryman — 12 February 2009 @ 14:24

  2. I have gotten a lot of positive comments from friends wearing the suit exactly as configured in the top photo. I have plugged both and hoorenbeck.

    This suit looks good, and the myriad options mentioned above are helpful even to someone who is fashion challenged. I have the white one, too, purchased earlier in order to complete an slmen outfit. I have mixed and matched the pieces from it with everything from jeans to a snakeskin jacket to medieval tunic.

    Oh, and my girlfriend was very impressed when I clicked my tie and changed to a color to match her dress in a matter of seconds. Nice scripting.

    Comment by Earnest Inglewood — 19 February 2009 @ 19:01

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