Nouveau chez / New at: “Artilleri,” “Bleeding Ink Tattoo” & “Devol”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

Review and Credits after the jump!
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Nouveau chez / new at: “Artilleri” & “Kumaki”

Dominic Palisades | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

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Style, Photography: Dominic Palisades

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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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Nouveau chez / New at “Artilleri” (Antonia Marat) & “Color Me Couture” (Tag Mulligan) + Braderie / Sale at “Artilleri”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Antonia Marat For ArtillerI offers us new items! Cargo pants first. This is good, because there are not so many of them in SL (for some reason we can find jeans absolutely everywhere, but the other kind of men’s pants are a pain to find!). These come in 5 colors (Gray, Black, Khaki, Army, Navy), are high waist so any shirt on the shirt layer will fit, and are sold for 120 Lindens for each color.

We can get a new jacket too! Two kinds are available — denim jackets, in dark blue and black (150 Lindens each, come with white tank top), and Lumberjack jacket with sherpa collar. These come in two versions, jacket layer to wear with prim collar, or jacket layer including collar on the texture. They come also with a white tank top and are sold for 160 Lindens each. All are moddable and copy-no transfer, according to the new policy at Artilleri.

NOTE: There is a sale right now and for two days at Artilleri!
(Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26))
Antonia offers 50% off on her clothing! This is the perfect occasion to get some extra Artileri’s stuff. This sale is for celebrating the second birthday of Artilleri. You can read the history of Artilleri on Antonia’s blog. Enjoy the sale!

I show you today a new hair from a young designer. Tag Mulligan for “Color Me Couture” just released a new hair for men, “Chase.” It comes in 4 colors (shown) and is sold at 99 Lindens per color. Go take a look at the store to see the two other men’s hair Tag offers!

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/artilleri/ cargo pants Gray, mister lumberjack jacket Black, *CMC* Chase - Blonde.

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Left to Right:
/artilleri/ cargo pants Black, mister lumberjack jacket Red, *CMC* Chase - Auburn,
/artilleri/ cargo pants Gray, Denim jacket Black, *CMC* Chase - Blonde,
/artilleri/ cargo pants Army, Denim jacket Dark Blue, *CMC* Chase - Black,
/artilleri/ cargo pants Khaki, mister lumberjack jacket Black, *CMC* Chase - Brown.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Blousons, Pantalons / Jackets, Pants:
/artilleri/ cargo pants Black, Gray, Armi, Khaki, and, Navy (not shown) (120 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
/artilleri/ denim jacket Blue and Black (50 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
/artilleri/ mister lumberjack jacket Red and Black (160 Lindens/color, comes with optional sherpa collar prim attachment, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Antonia Marat,
@ Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*CMC* Chase - Blonde, Auburn, Brown, Black (99 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Tag Mulligan,
@ Color Me Couture *CMC*, Unilink (203, 177, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Carl Perkins Suede Shoes Black and Brown (400 Lindens/color, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Bague / Ring:
Men’s Silver Claddagh Ring (200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Eggberta Echegaray,
@ The Willow Tea Room and Courtyard Garden, Babbage Square (206, 226, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada office & mainstore, Triangulum (24, 22, 26)

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Bronze Clean Cut - (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by CJ Carnot,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

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Nouveau chez / New at: “Artilleri” by Antonia Marat

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Sunday, September 30th, 2007

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/artilleri/ classic shirt: 2x red and white panel.

Slmen’s other favorites:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
/artilleri/ classic shirt: Leo, Plain Black, Mid panel green, Horizontal checker, Two white vertical and Pinstriping.

Style: Ben Vanguard

• Chemise / Shirt:
/artilleri/ classic shirt (120 Lindens/1 shirt, 700 Lindens/10 shirts, Perms: M/NC/T),
with prim collar and prim cuffs, plus optional cuff with cigarettes pack.
by Antonia Marat,
@ Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26)

• Pantalon / Pants:
*Shai* Rock Suede Cords (150 Lindens/1, 550 Lindens/pack of 4, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Black Scratch (400 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Montre / Watch:
Outdoor Time - Boating, with real movement and modifiable time zone (399 Lindens, Perms M/NC/T),
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bague / Ring:
Double Pewter Ring White Opal (in the “13 rings” pack: 400 Lindens, ),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Aitui - Sleepwalk Hair /Black/ (225 Lindens, Perms: C/M/NT),
by Jesseaitui Petion,
@ A I T U I, Aitui (195, 120, 23)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Forest (o) Outdoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “FNKY!” by Funk Schnook

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Introducing today the new amazing retro-sneakers “Kicks” by Funk Schnook for FNKY.

They are simply the most realistic sneakers I have ever seen in world. Build, textures, all are perfect, and one can even FEEL their velvety touch!

They come in 12 subdued colors, easy to mix and match with all your outfits. Each color pack is offered in 5 sizes, so each avatar, male and female, can fit the sneakers perfectly, whatever their size.

As usual at FNKY!, the prices are not the lowest : 550 Lindens for a pair, 3500 for a fat pack including the 12 colors. This pack is a real bargain this time; you might want to consider it if you think you will buy 6 colors or more, which is not really difficult, they are so tempting!

You will see these sneakers very often on slmen, believe me! :-)

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO: Devyn Hair - Shadow (”black” textured cap, tinted: RGB 194, 187, 100) (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colors),
by Starley Thereian,
@ Last Call ::MODERNO:: Menswear, Dazzle (130, 10, 28)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Rock Start Soul (Bald) (1850 Lindens),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
Eyes GREEN-BROWN *REDGRAVE* (150 Lindens),
by Emilia Redgrave,
@ *REDGRAVE* Mens & Womens FASHION, SANDS Island 1 (171, 95, 24)

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
/artilleri/ tank top *surfs up* *yellow* (200 Lindens for a pack of three colors),
by Antonia Marat,
@ Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26)

• Jean / Jeans:
THREADBARE Golden Faded Jeans (100 Lindens),
by TheManKnownAsDaveP Crosley,
@ THREADBARE Clothing, Osteria (220, 143, 501)

• Chaussettes “Pieds nus” / Bare Feet Socks,
Tintable Barefoot Socks - setting : Color RGB (96, 93, 77) (FREE),
by Robin Sojourner,
@ Robin Sojourner, Livingtree Island Center, Livingtree (135, 121, 24)

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
FNKY! Kicks (Yellow) (550 Lindens),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
SD Unisex Tribal Armband Henna Tattoo (75 Lindens),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Bandanas:
- TONIC - Black Arm Bandana (Men’s Right) (70 Lindens),
- TONIC - Black Neck Bandana (Men’s) (100 Lindens),
by Static Schultz,
@ TONIC Apparel by Static Schultz, The Raft (188, 142, 22)

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Artilleri” (Antonia Marat) and “Moderno” (Starley Thereian)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit | Friday, August 17th, 2007

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO: Keith Hair (Brown Hat) - Toffee (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colors),
by Starley Thereian,
@ Last Call ::MODERNO:: Menswear, Dazzle (130, 10, 28)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (Bald) (1850 Lindens),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Grey Quartz (i) - SbZ - Indoor version (100 Lindens),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
/artilleri/ tank top *palm trees* *green* (180 Lindens for a pack of two),
by Antonia Marat,
@ Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26)

• Jean / Jeans:
In “(PixelMen) Pants: Distressed, Black” (100 Lindens):
(PixelMen) Pants: Distressed. Black Pants (Length set to 85)),
(PixelMen) Pants: Distressed. Black Underpants
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Chaussures / Boots:
:: Boneflower Designs :: Combat Boot - Clean (175 Lindens),
by Zoe Llewelyn,
@ :: Boneflower Designs ::, Temenos (154, 150, 100)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
SD Unisex Tribal Armband Henna Tattoo (75 Lindens),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Collier, Bracelet / Necklace, Bracelet:
BroGear - Ratty Beads (Leather) (65 Lindens),
BroGear - Beaded Bracelet (65 Lindens),
by Broder Kubrick,
@ BroGear, Isle of Tharen (38, 171, 33)

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