Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day: Space Invaders

Domch Raymaker | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Punky | Sunday, May 18th, 2008

I’ll admit it - I’m old enough to remember Space Invaders. I think video games had evolved a fair bit to the level of ‘Donkey Kong’ and ‘Mario Brothers’ by the time I was old enough to go to the arcades myself, but Space Invaders had incredible staying power, and spawned a whole host of ‘alien invasion’ video games the likes of Galaxian, et al. Yes, yes, geek stuff, I know.

Today’s outfit is my take on geek chic. I came across the monogrammed Space Invaders tee (by Pes Voom, of CCDM) in a Japanese sim some weeks back and really loved it, but it wasn’t till I saw the Astro Zapper belt with its Space Invaders buckle that everything fell into place. The toy gun that comes with the Astro Zapper belt is great fun - it comes complete with firing poses and ‘pew pew’ noises.

The shoes, from Coke Dreadlow’s Urban Bomb Unit, have been duly raved about by other menswear blogs, and it’s praise that’s well-deserved. Lots of texture options, and a great deal of customizability - you can change the fabric, the colour of the stitches, and even the sole!

To give more depth to the monogrammed shirt, I’m wearing it on top of an old pullover from Form (the Mesh Bleach jacket), which sadly isn’t available anymore. The Weird Monkey Designs (WMD) jeans, with their rising sun motif, are my nod to the Japanese origins of the video game - Space Invaders was designed and programmed by Toshihiro Nishikada for the video game company Taito back in 1978. The jeans are part of a larger series by Maruko Sakigake, which includes Amsterdam and UK-themed jeans as well, available from the WMD store.

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Style, Photography: Domch Raymaker

• Chemise / Shirt:
Super Disco Hitters Tee01 - Monogram - Black (60 Lindens, includes 2 shirt layers, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ CCDM [Designer, Address]

• Chemise / Shirt:
Form - Mesh Bleach (No longer available for sale at time of writing)
@ Form [Designer, Address]

• Jean / Jeans:
WMD-Sugoi ‘Big in Japan’ High Rise (199 Lindens, also includes a jacket (not depicted) and low-rise pants layer, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Weird Monkey Designs (WMD) [Designer, Address]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Pornstar Slip-Ons Multicolor (Unisex) (495 Lindens, menu-driven texture options, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Urban Bomb Unit [Designer, Address]

• Ceinture / Belt:
Astro Space Zapper (200 Lindens, includes gun with action poses and sounds, and belt (with a separate gun, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Gritty Kitty [Designer, Address]

• Scarf:
Gritty Kitty - Invaders Scarf (1 Linden, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Gnubie [Designer, Address]

• Bracelet, Montre / Bracelet, Watch:
T3 Clubgear - Colour Cycle Bracelets (150 Lindens, comes with right and left bracelets; bracelet size is moddable, Perms: NM/NC/T),
T3 Chro-Range ChroStrap (250 Lindens, colour controls, can be set to GMT or SLT, M/NC/T),
@ T3 [Designer, Address]

• Yeux / Eyes:
Transparency Shine Eyes - ClearGray (300 Lindens, includes 2 eye sets in different iris sizes, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Glanz [Designer, Address]

• Skin:
Millage Valenti SKA-010 (2nd Version) Nude - Goatee (1200 Lindens for 1 skin; Full pack includes 5 skins, and 6 shapes; Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Millage Valenti [Designer, Address]

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  1. OOOHHH! I blooming love this look!! It’s utterly fantastic, so accomplished!! Love the colours and the styling, and the poses and backdrop that you’ve chosen are wonderful.

    Uber tooty- make no mistake! I’d love to dress Jez in this..if he wasn’t in WoW chasing dwarves down holes, or whatever it is he actually does..

    Congratulations on yet another superb post!

    Kitty =^..^=

    Comment by Kitty Otoole — 18 May 2008 @ 13:48

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    Comment by pes voom — 19 May 2008 @ 12:41

  3. Heyas :) Thanks for the mention :)
    You may wanna check out my other brand “PrimCision” I have several men specific pieces there.
    It’s based in the sim Opus.
    Out of curiosity are you likely to add webadresses to your designer directory?

    Comment by Talia Tokugawa — 17 June 2008 @ 20:33

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    Pingback by Mention on SLMen.com | Talia Tokugawa's Blog — 17 June 2008 @ 23:02

  5. Hi Talia! Thanks for your comment and pingback!
    We don’t add webaddresses on the directory, cuz it’s already a hard work to maintain, update etc.
    We spend a lot of hours each day to promote quality content in sl! But f you have a trick to double the amount of hours in a day, pass it, and i will be happy to add blog addresses inthe directory :-D

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 18 June 2008 @ 0:41

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    Comment by fornetti — 31 August 2008 @ 10:07

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