I haven’t been online as much lately, and I’d like to apologize to slmen.com’s faithful readers who are used to daily posts, for the slower routine the past two months. If I had more time to spend in Second Life, I would have shown the work of Mirai Jun, the designer behind CE Cubic Effect, much sooner! Mirai isn’t just another photosource designer; he is more than that. With a few talented others, he has introduced prim clothing for men. Each item comes with many attachments that take realism to the next level.
Sure, I would always prefer graphic designers talented enough to hand draw clothing, with the genius to transform 2D textures into the illusion of volume. They would always be my favorites. But it would be unfair to reject what customers like sometimes: hyper-realistic items. Mirai works with sculpty prims, obviously, and those who know the work needed to properly apply textures to sculpties (photosourced here) can’t do anything but applaud the result.
I chose this short leather jacket in red; you can have it in many other colors. Attachments are moddable, and yes, it’s a bit tricky to adjust, but the time spent is worth it. 380 lindens per color.
Also showing for the first time on slmen, a hairstyle by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile. I should have shown his work earlier, too, but patience has been rewarded: Kavar just released new textures, and they are just perfect. You will discover “Alex” in my favorite colors below. My very favorite is this rich deep brunette named “Mink.” I simply love it! You can have a set of 6 colors for 250 lindens (Browns, blonds, reds, wild card, blacks, or a special selection named “Kavar’s favs”) and an everything pack for 1000 lindens (30 colors.)
My Favorite hairtones from the new texture collection:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
Exile Alex in: Mink, Autumn, Greystone, Ash, Sahara, Chimera, Strawberryblonde, Toxic.
Also showing: a new creation from Hoorenbeek in their realistic shoes series — “Combat boots,” some “Doc Martens-like” boots; an original bracelet from Shiny Things; some very used and torn pants from GG Couture, especially made to wear inside boots; an especially revealing tee from Muwu; and last but not least, a skin from the excellent “Adam” series from PXL Creations.
Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard
• Jean / Jeans:
*GC* Tore Up Jeans (Black) (125 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ GG Couture [Designer, Address & SLURL]
[MUWU] Flesh Mechanic (90 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Muwu [Designer, Address & SLURL]