Nouveau chez / New at: Gearshift, Ottico & Random.

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Punky | Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Donovan Brennen, the designer behind Gearshift, was on a creative hiatus. I know many people missed him. He came back a few weeks ago on the SL fashion scene with a couple of hoodies and matching tee shirts which are definitely must-have.

“Guile Man” (shown in the main composite) and “Icon Red Male” (look at it on the secondary composite) offer very original textures in cool colors. “Guile” shows a very nice and original pixelated camo pattern in khaki and olive for the jacket, worn over a tee shirt full of bombs! “Icon Red” jacket is softer, with its jacket with subdued red pattern and fur collar worn over a modern-lover themed tee-shirt.

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Showing [GearShift] GUILE MALE.

In each pack, you will get different layers allowing you to wear the hoodie alone, or with a tee-shirt underneath, or the tee-shirt alone (combinations of shirt and jacket layer); two prim sculpty cuffs to wear with the sleeves rolled up (using the sleeve length slider of the jacket on appearance mode); a hood, worn down, in three sizes; the same hood in a worn up version, in three sizes as well; 2 pre-sized prim lower parts. Note that you can buy for a small price a special hair complement especially designed by the talented Aemilia Case, coming in four colors, to wear with the hood up. This is a really good idea, as most of the time you are forced to go bald under hoodies, due to the hair showing up through them.

I like the amount of options offered. The prim attachments are nicely done and not too tricky to adjust, but I have to say I’m not a fan of the the prim lower part for jackets idea. Donovan’s work is not the problem; I have the same question on each and every piece of clothing on the market with a prim lower jacket. You can adjust them the best you can, and it looks good on a certain pose, with an amazing 3D feeling you can’t get even with the best texture ever; but how can you deal with them when you walk, sit, or let your AO change your poses? You will see that prim attachment passing through your body, again and again… Okay, first, it’s not painful at all; and second, I know many people who really don’t care. But I’m definitely not convinced, although I agree it’s a great enhancement on a purely aesthetic point, on static poses, after proper adjustment . Maybe one day we will have some script making this kind of attachment follow your body movement (like the one for women’s skirts, kinda)? Until then, I consider SL limitations too much of an issue to really allow this kind of enhancement on clothing. That said, I’m very thankful to those at Gearshift, Muism and Cubic Effect, to name a few, for trying to push the limits to the max!

Each of the new hoodie/shirt packs from Gearshift is sold for 400 Lindens. Everything is moddable and copy-no transfer. You can get special hair complements for 75 Lindens each.

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Letf to Right and Top Down:
[GearShift] GUILE MALE: Jacket and shirt, Bombs Away shirt alone, [GearShift] iCON Red MALE: jacket and shirt, Geek Heart shirt alone.

Also showing: another great hair from Exile, “Leto,” nice gloves with prim attachments (can we live without them? :-D) from Drawmachine, superb jeans from Random (without prim cuffs! YAY), and the Combat Boots from Hoorenbeek in that new color “old brown.”

I wouldn’t forget the special anniversary googles from Ottico! They come in three versions: on nose, on head (both shown) and hanging around the neck. They are fully scriptable for color changing, moddable and copy-no transfer. I love their buckles and leather texture. Thank you Youki Rau, and keep up the good work!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

Detailed credits after the jump!

• Vest, Tee-Shirt / Jacket, T-Shirt:
[GearShift] GUILE MALE (400 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT)
Complementary Hair to wear under the up hoodie by Aemilia Case. (75 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Gearshift [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Googles:
*ottico* primo anni (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Ottico [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Jean / Jeans:
[Random] - Grey Brand Jeans 101 (150 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Random [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Gants / Gloves:
04 drawmachine bikergloves (165 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Drawmachine [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
[ hoorenbeek ] - Combat Boots - Old Brown (520 Lindens/colors, Perms: NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T),
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Exile Leto Greystone (250 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, 1000 Lindens/pack of 30 colors, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Exile [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shape by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Joshua Tan Skin Face 1 eyeliner (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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4 Comments »

  1. thank you so much!!!Ben!!!!

    Comment by Youki Rau — 28 May 2008 @ 3:42

  2. Thanks for the post Ben. A few things I just wanted to put out. Ive updated this coat since its release. The hoodies now come with scripted resize parts to get the exact fit for your avatar.

    Comment by Donovan Brennen — 28 May 2008 @ 20:08

  3. I love this GearShift vest! :) Pixelated camos are *such* a good idea. Thanks for featuring it, Ben!

    Comment by Domch Raymaker — 2 June 2008 @ 4:59

  4. Hey, thanks a lot for including my jeans along with Donovan’s awesome new stuff :)

    Comment by Garbage Prototype — 2 June 2008 @ 18:10

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