Fashion Exploration: How men dress in Naraka (I)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Fashion Exploration, Punky | Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Believe it or not, Second Life isn’t only about fashion, celebrity, hunts, or the latest dark drama involving some combination of any or all of the above. Some people spend a lot of time and energy on RP sims, roleplaying an intricate life wrapped in backstory.

This is the first of a series of posts featuring the unique looks of some of these roleplayers.

Geoffrey Welders, aka Hermes in Naraka [Click on the picture to enlarge]

Style: Geoffrey Welders, Photography: Ben Vanguard

Credits after the jump!

The Naraka Federal Permanent Residence Facility for The Detainment Of Those Beyond Rehabilitation is a prison planet from which there is no escape. The sky is metal, the weather unpredictable. Once called Aedin by the corporation that designed it, it was created to be a modern marvel but was abandoned due to advances in technology and lack of money, and has long since fallen into disrepair–torn apart by the anarchical society created by the lawless souls set to populate it.

Geoffrey Welders plays Hermes, the wealthiest prisoner within Naraka. Despite his crass behavior and crude demeanor, fellow inmates do not hesitate to come to him for trade. There’s not an economic transaction that occurs, without him cutting a deal in it somewhere. He’s like the tax man, the accountant, Wall St.; a necessary evil, yet a pillar of what little civilization is present within the facility.

For more information:
Naraka website
Direct TP to Naraka

• Débardeur, Jean / Tank Top, Jeans:
TankTop Printed Eat Life *MOD* (220 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
Male Jeans Torned (75 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Dutch Touch [Designer & Address]

• Chaussettes / Socks:
From the Stheno Boy Outfit (130 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Bare Rose [Designer & Address]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Striped Oxford - Black (300 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT)
@ Shiny Things [Designer & Address]

• Lunettes, Ceinture / Goggles, Belt:
Aviator Goggles from Aviator Equipment (500 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
Stielhandgranaten Belt (300 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Tonktastic [Designer & Address]

• Pistolet / Gun
Scatter Shot Sheathed (RPS Enabled!) (500 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
Made by Clayton Dryke @ Naraka

• Foulard / Arm Band:
Mark of a Pack Rat (V2.0) (Personal creation from Mr Welder, Not For Sale, Perms: M/NC/NT)

• Piercing de lèvres / Lip Piercing:
Piercing Collection - (L) Three Plain Rings (75Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Deeks [Designer & Address]

• Collier / Necklace:
Rope Necklace with Pendant (150 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Whittentons [Designer & Address]

• Bracelet, Carnet / Bracelet, Leg book:
Beaded Bracelet (65 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
Leg Diary (75 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/NT)
@ BroGear [Designer & Address]

• Pilosité / Body Hair:
Hair Set {Dionysus} (900 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT)
@ Body Hair Shop [Designer & Address]

• Prim Pit Hair, Prim Chest Hair:
Pit Hair! (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Chest Hair! (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Cluster [Designer & Address]

• Chevelure / Hair:
LH_hair13_rabi_chocolate (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Little Heaven [Designer & Address]

• Yeux / Eyes:
Reflex Eyes - Green 1 (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ FNKY! [Designer & Address]

• Skin:
Scorpio_Dystopia[3]D Body Hair (2,000 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ TheAbyss

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6 Comments »

  1. Excellent post and wonderful idea Ben! Great looks Hermes :-)

    Comment by Dominic Palisades — 18 April 2009 @ 10:44

  2. Excellent idea for a series, I await future instalments with interest.

    And I hope we will see you in Caledon. May I recommend Elric Anatine for research? http://www.sge-sl.com/elric_anatine/

    And this for entertainment? http://www.vimeo.com/1887775

    Comment by Random Merryman — 18 April 2009 @ 13:23

  3. Thank you Dominic!

    Random, i’m open to any kind of themed or RP community in sl, I just lack of contacts in Caledon, maybe you could help me? Even model for slmen? :-) Contact me in world please!

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 18 April 2009 @ 17:00

  4. Excellent! It’s about time that people started paying attention to the amount of care and concern that RP’ers put into fashion. Another really good place to check out is Midian City. There are so many different styles to be found there, yet they all tie together. It is a fashion exploration in and of itself!

    Comment by Alric Bravin — 18 April 2009 @ 20:40

  5. Also do check out the Deadwood RP community, many interesting period styles there from the 1870s.

    Comment by Ernst Osterham — 18 April 2009 @ 22:50

  6. Excellent idea Ben! RP fashion and related merchandise are big in SL so it’s good that you have started reporting about them. Keep it coming!

    Comment by Vakis Oranos — 21 April 2009 @ 8:57

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