Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Boon”, “Elite Prim Watch”, “Kalnins”, “Exile”, “Sweetest Goodbye”…

[Update] From now on and for 30 days, Gospel Voom offers a 50% rebate on the watch featured on this post! Contact him in world to get your refund on the “Windrider”!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Aitui”, “Boon”, “Civvies”, “JHZ”, “Style Starts Here”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Night, Semi-Casual | Friday, October 17th, 2008

Two months ago, I showed you some items of the new “Aitui” collection in a summer outfit, telling you how versatile it is, and especially the “Tokyo Intake” jacket and shirt combo. I’m showing today another look with this jacket, more a fall look this time. I chose “Baggy Jeans” from Civvies to go along with it, and the “Stomper Engineer Boots” from “Style Starts Here.”

Each piece of this outfit shows the same level of quality and attention to detail. Textures are very well done, showing a “realistic” look without being simply “photorealistic” in the most boring way. What I mean is, even though the designers could have simply used photosources, they weren’t satisfied with their work without adding a lot of their own creativity and vision to it. The result is a look that isn’t cartoonish at all, but doesn’t give you the impression you just have RL photographs applied to your avatar. In the end, a very cool look, full of SL spirit, with creativity and craftmanship in every component, thanks to Lissa Maertens, Posy Trudeau and Jesseaitui Petion!

I added nice gloves by Armin Wiefel for “Drawmachine,” with prim attachments for a better look, a modern and casual Watch and Bracelet by HugoZion Kondor for “JHZ,” a very cool haircut by Bo Nakamura for “Boon” and “Neo” by Kaoz Koba for “Damiani,” in tan with beard for today.

Enjoy!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouveau chez / New at “sf design” & “Soreal”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Semi-Casual | Thursday, October 9th, 2008

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Nouvau chez / new at: “SF Design”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Night, Official, Punky, Semi-Casual, Special Event | Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue de Rentrée / Back to School Outfit: “Artilleri,” “Find Ash,” “Hoorenbeek,” “Philotic Energy”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Semi-Casual | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Hoorenbeek” always sells classic casuals and semi-casuals that don’t seem to stand out from the others, but are definitely worth a second look to appreciate their assets. These new “Jacket with hoodie” packs are very generous. Each of them offers on the jacket layer no less than 6 versions of the jacket hoodie combo: two colors of hoodie, brown and grey (shown), for each: with closed hoodie, with open hoodie and integrated undershirt, with open hoodie with alpha, aka showing what you want to wear, even simply your skin, on an underneath layer.

Two shirt layers are provided: a tee-shirt with long sleeves, tintable and pre-set to give volume to the jacket’s sleeves above, and a simple sleeve filler named “broad sleeve,” allowing you to show your skin with the open hoodies without having your sleeves look horribly tight on your arms. (I don’t understand how people can wear jackets with tight sleeves, although they seem very attracted by photorealistic clothing on the other hand - That sort of schizophrenia between the seeking of excessive photorealism opposed to that sort of terribly unrealistic AND ugly tight sleeves makes me cringe, but I will try to survive!) I’m very grateful to hoorenbeek for paying attention to this detail! You will get two sculpty hoods completing the hoodie, plus a pair of white earphones hanging from your pocket as a prim attachment, for a cool discreet finish. You will see after the jump a few ways of wearing the grey hoodie with green velvet jacket. It’s nice when the content creators let the final user express their own creativity (sl is all about creativity, right?) by offering so many customization possibilities in a single pack. I just miss a layer with the jacket alone, and the hoodie alone. But hey, “Hoorenbeek” sells them separately ;-)
Note that you can have the same jackets with shirts or turtlenecks in another series.

“Jacket with hoodie” comes in six color packs (shown below). Each of them is sold for 520 Lindens. The real bargain comes with the fat pack: for less than the price of three colors, you will get all six.

Everything is, obviously, moddable and, to your choice, copy-no transfer or no-copy-transfer. I wish more designers offered this choice!

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers for each item, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price: 3/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5

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Wearing “[ hoorenbeek ] Green Velvet Jacket - Grey Hoody - Open w/Alpha + Shirt - Tintable.

Also showing: the laid back and still elegant “Murphys” in black by Shiny Things (Fallingwater Cellardoor hasn’t released any men’s shoes for ages!!!!), a nice sleek bag by Aemilia Case for “Philotic Energy,” and a really nice hair, “High Wind,” from Reopa Laval for “Find Ash,” in a superb brown tone named “Charcoal Grey.” Enjoy!

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Left to Right & Top Down: [ hoorenbeek ] Jacket w/ Hoody in: Green Velvet Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed,
Black Blazer - Grey Hoody - Closed, Brown Suede Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed,
Black Leather Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed, Brown Tweed Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed,
and Beige Corduroy Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue de Rentrée / Back to School outfit: “Kalnins,” “Kalrau,” “Ottico,” “Robin (Sojourner) Wood”…

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Semi-Casual | Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The Gallop Shoes from Kalnins are script controlled, where you can choose from eleven colors (light blue, light brown, white (shown on main composite), blue, green, light green, and grey, as well as brown, magenta, black and brown grey (shown in second composite). By clicking the left shoe, you can also control size, choosing from small, medium or large preset sizes as well as Size- and Size+ for fine tuning the size manually, and position control. Lastly, you can control the shininess (shininess is set to ‘off’ here), as well as accessing the landmark for Kalnins and choosing whether or not you want a walking sound (I find walking sounds unnerving in SL, personally).

These shoes are unique, featuring uncommon colors (although some classic colors are missed, like dark brown, burgundy, maybe a true dark blue), a long narrow shape so unlike most SL shoes for men that it’s almost disturbing, and a sharp design that matches both dressy slacks and jeans. They are copy/no trans, a great bargain since you get all eleven colors for only 500L.

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 5/5 - Price:4.5/5 - Value for money: 4.5/5

This grey cardigan from Kalrau is stylish and comfortable looking, with typical Kalrau texturing, a soft grey sweater over a subdued green plaid shirt. Because it only comes as a jacket layer, I miss having the choice of different layers, as it could conceivably be worn with a jacket over the top, or a coat. I wear sleeve fillers set at 6 to avoid “tight sleeve syndrome.”

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3/5 - Price:4/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5

Ottico Numero 74 glasses, also script controlled, allow you to control the frame color, with a choice of pink, green, black, red or wood (shown). A classic, sturdy shaped frame and slightly translucent lens, allowing you to easily see your av’s eye color, make these a good choice for glasses. I only wish I could adjust the opacity of the lenses.

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - 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: 3.5/5

Completing this outfit are jeans from Robin (Sojourner) Wood, available for a mere 50L, masterfully textured and tinted a dark grey, a ring from Mhaijik Guillaume’s found objects series, Exile’s Echo hairstyle in Greystone, and a bag sadly no longer available from Republik (sorry).

Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Showing Gallop Shoes by Kalnins in white.

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left to right, top to bottom: Black, Brown Grey, Brown, Magenta

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “B B Boutique”, “Exile”, “Mechanism”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Semi-Casual | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Kobe Flatley has been designing for his brand “Mechanism” for a few months now. The “City Plaid Jackets” are IMHO the masterpiece of his first collection, showing an original style and nice textures. Each color pack (Brown, Deep blue, Deep red, and Grey, all shown below) includes all the layers you could need, a prim pocket, a prim collar and a pair of cuffs. Note that everything is moddable and copy, plus Kobe provides three sizes of each attachment. These are easy to fit, and the collar’s texture aligns perfectly with the jacket texture, which is not the case with a lot of other items!
They are also very fairly priced, considering the attachments provided.

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…): 5/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 5/5

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Showing: mechanism city plaid jacket in Brown, Boon Pants CHN07, Exile Hair Mythos in Sand.

The pack of pants offered by Boo Kamura for Boon is a total steal. You will get a pack of pants in 8 colors (4 of them shown below), nicely textured, casual but with a slightly silky fabric that makes them totally versatile. They are moddable, copy-no transfer and the whole pack is only 350 Lindens. The best bargain to put together tons of outfits with. Go get them!

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price: 5/5 - Value for money: 5/5

When I saw these boots from Shunta Watanabe for “Big Boob Boutique” in a Japanese sim I was exploring a few weeks ago, I had to buy them immediately! Okay, they are not easy to wear, especially for men, but I found these funky boots so funny I couldn’t resist them. The color harmony of the checkered material is very appealing. They are modify and transfer (so be careful when you mod them!). You can get them in two more colors, checkered grey and brown.

Also showing: one more ring from the “Found objects” collection by Mhaijik Guillaume for “Guillaume pour homme,” a new hair from “Exile,” “Mythos,” shown in four of the 30 great colors offered, and “Angel,” the blonde complexion skin from “Damiani.” Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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