With the global economy being what it is, the advice from invesment analysts on Wall Street has been to store your value in gold. And strangely enough, the folks on Seventh Avenue seem to be agreeing - metallics, in particular gold, have been making a strong comeback on fashion runways the world over, and in Second Life, is best embodied by this gold jacket and pants from Muism.
It’s hard to go wrong with anything from Muism, really. Icemocolo Voom has an such a keen sense for the uber-cool and, together with Mirai Jun from CE Cubik Effect, has pushed the boundaries for men’s suits and jackets in Second Life through their use of sculpties and prim attachments.
The thing with sculpties, though, is that they’re notoriously difficult to get ‘just right’ and consequently, to wear precisely, such that all the seams are aligned. This gold biker jacket was no exception, but if you’re willing to overlook such matters, then on all other counts it’s certainly going to help you get your shine on.
The Muism pants stand out not just for their colour but the clever gold/brown combination - gold on the front, and brown on the back. The pants come in belt and beltless versions, and Icemocolo has also included a very bold belt buckle with the letters ‘MU’ in gold, for all Muism afficionados to visibly demonstrate their sartorial loyalties.
Completing the outfit are a pair of Muism headphones (DJ-ing animations built in), creme double-strap loafers (beautiful metallic sheen on these!) from Redgrave, and a cuff leather watch from the House of Shaea, which features very fine primwork on the cuff. I particularly like Moon Ling’s use of an serif font on the watch, which makes it feel as if the watch was an antique watch which has been repurposed and set into a leather cuff.
Style, Photography: Domch Raymaker
• Blouson, Chemise, Pantalon / Jacket, Shirt, Pants:
Skinny Biket Jacket - Gold (700 Lindens; jacket comes in 2 versions with sleeves rolled down and up, with 2 layers for each version; sculpted prim attachments come in 4 sizes, Perms: M/C/NT),
Paradigm Shirt / Off White Roll-up Sleeve (1200 Lindens, Part of the Skull Biker Set/Rock; shirt comes in 3 versions with different tuck and sleeve length variations; set also includes a leather jacket in 2 layers (not depicted), damaged lowrise jeans (not depicted) and a loose gray wool tie (not depicted), Perms: M/C/NT)
Leather Biker Trouser / Gold-Brown (350 Lindens, comes in 2 men’s versions, one with a belt and one without, also includes prim pant extensions and a prim belt buckle with the letters ‘MU’, Perms: M/C/NT)
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• Ecouteurs, Bonnet, Coiffure / Headphones, Hat, Hair:
SL.DJ Headphones / Black (298 Lindens, includes 2 DJ animations with a drop-down interface for selecting the animation, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Rio Tuque with Short Hair - Dark Ash Highlight (250 Lindens for a single hair colour, 1000 Lindens for a set containing 6 colours, and 2500 Lindens for the full set of 18 hair colours, cap comes with a range of menu-driven colour and texture options and is resizable, Perms: NM/C/NT),
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• Montre / Watch:
Moon Resizeable Cuff Watch Diamond/Brown Leather (200 Lindens, comes in 2 sizes, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ House of Shaea [Designer, Address]