Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Casa del Shai”, “Damiani”, “Exile”, “JCS”, & “Guillaume pour homme”
With his latest release, Eponymous Trenchmouth (builder and texturer behind “JCS Shoes”) has reached the next quality level, one more time!
His brand new “Havana” sandals show nice proportions, which is a feat in SL, according to the poor characteristics of the avatar mesh at the feet and ankle level, especially on the male avatar.
Knowing that males’ ankles are especially thick (the more muscled an avatar, the more wide are its ankles for some strange reason, thank you LL!), plus that men’s feet are really wide, imagine the challenge for a shoe builder to make decent shaped shoes fitting those constraints. Epy is one of the few designers skilled enough to succeed.
“Havana” sandals are done the old school way, using regular prims. Sure they are a bit primmy, but they rezz pretty quickly without making you look like you’re wearing big balls on your feet for a few minutes (or more, depending on the lag). Their good leather textures are perfectly aligned and seams are almost invisible, even in closeup. They are offered in four colors: black, dark brown, mid brown and khaki (all shown below the cut.)
As you can see your feet inside the sandals, you need to set your feet big enough to get a proper look. The sandals are consequently wide enough to give room to the feet. Believe it or not, even when you use the small size for the sandals (and so, for me, feet set to 27 in appearance mode), they don’t look dramatically huge. I can imagine the amount of work that has been put into their building to get such a nice result.
Last but not least, these “Havana” sandals include a very nice resizing script, user friendly, low lag, giving you instant key access to 6 sizes, plus the usual fine tweaking buttons. This is the first time Eponymous Trenchmouth offers that feature, and his new releases will include it from now on.
Quality: 4.5/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 5/5
With their classy look and quality materials, Epy’s “Havana” deserve more than your usual board shorts. I chose to show them to you with the “Conservationist Safari Suit” from “Casa del Shai” (by Shai Delacroix). I had them in my inventory for a little while and didn’t have the occasion to introduce them on slmen. This is now done! They come in three color packs: Fatigue, including a brown undershirt; Khaki, including a fatigue undershirt; and Grey, including a grey undershirt (all shown below the cut). Each pack offers a pair of pants on the pants and underpants layer (perfect to tuck in boots without messing the pants’ layer settings), a matching jacket on the jacket and shirt layer (for a tucked look), and a tucked shirt, to wear alone or under the jacket, offering a discreet and elegant camo pattern (I would say “camo-chic” :-)). They will bring you a laid back but yet elegant look, and their colors are, as usual at “Casa del Shai,” nice and subtle.
Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price: 3/5 - Value for money: 4/5
Kavar Cleanslate, hair designer of “Exile,” released new hair for the hair fair. Showing today “Echo,” a cool mid-length hair, perfect to give a more trendy look to my outfit. Also a bracelet and a ring from the so poetic and delicate new collection “Found objects” by Mhaijik Guillaume for “Guillaume pour homme,” and one of the latest skins released by Kaoz Koba for “Damiani,” “Neo,” which would be perfect to express your dark side in the most attractive way…
Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard
More pictures and credits after the jump!
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Showing, Left to Right and Top Down: JCS Havana sandals in Khaki, Dark Brown, Black, and Mid Brown.
• Bague, Bracelet : Ring, Bracelet:
Mhaijik Rope and Bead Found Objects Bracelet Lg Sz (150 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
Mhaijik Found Objects Brass Ring (75 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour Homme [Designer & Address]
• Chaussettes “Pieds nus” / Barefoot socks:
Tintable Barefoot Socks (FREE, Perms: M/C/T),
@ Robin (Sojourner) Wood [Designer & Address]