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.
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]
• 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]
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]