Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day: “Accessory Arsenal,” “KR,” “Philotic Energy,” “SF Designs,” “Young Urban”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Special Event | Monday, February 4th, 2008

Decided on putting together a hiking outfit after getting these new hiking boots by swaffette Firefly. The boots come in three sizes, much appreciated by those of us with smaller avatars. I spent my first months on SL looking like a clown, finally settling for primless shoes, so smaller sizes are welcome. With the boots, you can get six colors of ankle socks with sculpty cuffs, for free.
Quality: 3/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): NA - Price: 5/5 - Value for money: 4/5

The next most important piece to ensure that a hike is safe and successful is a decent backpack, filled with essentials just in case one gets lost in the wilderness. I’d seen this pack a while ago at Accessory Arsenal and after reaching into the recesses of my memory, remembered the sim it was located in (but couldn’t remember the name of the shop!), tp’d with my fingers crossed and found the place still there. It’s a wonderful backpack, beautifully textured, very realistic looking but still whimsical. (I love the Hershey bar tucked into the side.) It was a little hard to adjust so the straps looked right, but not too bad. Comes with a flashlight and a walking stick (not pictured).
Quality: 5/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): NA - Price: 3/5 - Value for money: 4/5

The green plaid shirt from Young Urban is a nice sportshirt, comfortable and broken in. Very reasonably priced at 80L, it’s worth tossing in your inventory for a casual option. It comes in short sleeves (untucked on the jacket layer), with prim cuffs (not shown), or long-sleeve, tucked on the shirt layer (but pretty short if you’re wearing low-rise pants) and untucked on the jacket layer.
Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 3/5 - Price: 5/5 - Value for money: 4/5

The white capri pants from KR (also available in black) come with prim side pockets (I didn’t attach them) and prim cuffs (shown). I like the cords on the cuffs a lot, and the pants look natural, with good detail and shading. A bit on the expensive side at 250L.
Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 3/5 - Price: 2/5 - Value for money: 3/5

Finished up the outfit with Aemilia Case’s “Mykal” in Auburn, messy and casual and easy to manage while outdoors; and a cool watch by Fim Fischer.

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Boots, Chaussettes / Boots, Socks :
sf design hiking boots (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT), sf design ankle socks in 6 colors w/sculpty cuffs (free),
@ SF Designs [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Backpack:
Hitchhiker backpack (350L, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Accessory Arsenal [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Pantalon / Pants:
Capri White (250L, Perms: NC/M/T),
@ KR Mega Store [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chemise / Shirt:
Green Plaid Shirt (80L, Perms: NC/M/T),
@ Young Urban [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Mykal (150 Lindens/color, 600 Lindens/6 tipped, 1200 Lindens/21 colors & 6 tipped, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Montre / Watch:
Outdoor Time - Boating - Watch with real movement and modifiable time zone (399 Lindens, Perms M/NC/T),
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Envision Buff Soul Patch Skin v2 (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at “DE Designs” and “Insomnia”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Punky | Saturday, January 26th, 2008

DoC Eldritch’s shop, DE Designs, is HUGE. I know because I was wandering around it late last night trying to find something. It was right in front of my face, of course, but hey, it was late…Anyway, these basic leather pants are nice. The texture is pretty authentic, giving you the feel of real leather. They come in three colors: slate (shown in main pictures), black and brown.
Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 2/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 3/5 - Price: 5/5 - Value for money: 5/5

Sark Lane has a new place just upstairs from Zona Cero at Icewater. It’s called “Insomnia” and features some interesting, quirky shirts and jewelry. This shirt, Two Faces, drew a lot of positive comments when I wore it in world the past couple days. I’m also wearing Sark’s “obsession bands,” as well as the snakebite necklace from Zona Cero.
Quality: 3/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 2/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 4/5

The Envision Wraith skin has also been drawing a lot of comments from people, all positive. I enjoy the distinctly different look a wraith skin gives you; I’ve always found them sexy. Philotic Energy’s Billie II hair and JCS’s Oslo shoes in black, The End!

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Other available colors (black, brown):
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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Pantalon / Pants:
DE Basic Leathers (50L, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ DE Designs [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chemise / Shirt:
Two Faces (90L, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Insomnia [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Armbands:
Obsession Bands (120L, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Insomnia [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Collier / Necklace:
Snakebite Necklace (180 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Zona Cero [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Oslo, Black shoes (400 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Jeepers Creepers, [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Envision Wraith Clean Shaven Skin v2 (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Billie II, Black (150 Lindens/color, 1200L for fatpack of 22 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at: “Eros Design”

This Alex3 suit by Keth Mommsen for Eros Design is not only perfectly done, it will allow you to express your creativity at coloring, as he offers a tintable version of the tie and of the shirt in the package, added to a ready to wear version!

In the pack you will get two sets of pieces, conveniently numbered, 1 for the ready to wear version, offering a great red tie on a white shirt, with a vest and a long jacket with a complement on the skirt layer (moddable so you can have a more classic look), 2 for the tintable version, offering the same jacket, pants and skirt, plus a special shirt layer for the shirt and a very special undershirt layer for the tie, both tintable. This is the most clever way to offer different ties for a single shirt, as you keep the ability to modify the shirt sleeve to give volume to the jacket’s sleeves, and you still have the ability to change the tie’s color.

The suit is black, which is really challenging for the maker, as in SL the textures do not have thickness like irl, thickness and volume which could grab the light and show the details. Keth did a great job on the pockets, lapels and buttons, to make them visible even on a dark background. There is more: Keth Mommsen knows to place her lapels in the right place to lessen the impact of the body distortion due to movements. You can use many poses and AOs, still looking good without too much ugly distortion.

It goes without saying that this kind of attention to detail ravishes me. I just wait for new versions of this great suit, a version without a vest, more colors of course, and especially in case of tintable objects, a copy-no transfer option. Plus I (and many other) lost so many “no copy” items, eaten by SL…
Anyway, this Alex3 suit is an absolute must have in my humble opinion. I just really hope there will be more colors soon!

Everything is moddable and transfer; you can get your copy for 600 Lindens.

Quality: 5/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 4/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 4/5
We have no information about the customer service’s quality provided by Eros Designs.

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What you can have playing with the ties and shirt colors:
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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Costume, Chemise, Cravate / Suit, Shirt, Tie:
*ED* Alex3 w/Tintable Tie (600 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Eros Designs [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boots :
JCS SOMA 1 Black/Gray (400 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T),
@ JCS [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Ring:
Loved Ring a Miscellany on O-Ring Mns Sz (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Hair:
PE Faris Kohl (150 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
.:: TBP ::. Envision Caramel Scraggly Goatee Skin v2 (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Styles of Edo”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Dressy | Thursday, January 17th, 2008

New suits by edo Tone, maker of the tuxes shown a couple months ago here at slmen. edo has a good feel for men’s dressy wear. I like the way the jackets hang naturally; I opted for the 4-button style here. I like the rough, loose texture of the fabric, coupled with the linen sweater. My only complaint is about the sleeves (no, Ben, you’re not the only one!). I tried to loosen up the sweater sleeves to add a little looseness to the jacket sleeves, only to find that the sweater sleeves only came 3/4 of the way down my arm, so the jacket sleeves looked awkward. I would have liked them a little looser than they are in the pics.

With the suit, I’ve chosen the black City Walk shoes from Shiny Things, and a haircut I’ve been finding myself wearing more often in world, Wentz from Truth Hawks. A good, slightly messy, casual hair style that lets you see a bit more of the av’s eyes. ;)

The updated Envision skin from Body Politik is also seen here!

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Two more of the four available colors
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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Costume / Suit:
(68L for tie and shirt; 125L for linen sweater; 300L for Double suit with 4 or 6 buttons, 350L Lindens for Double suit with 4 or 6 buttons Coordinated; 400L for Double suit with 4 or 6 buttons Coordinated, with linen sweater, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Styles of Edo [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Hair:
Wentz, Black (100 Lindens/color, 1000L for fatpack of 18 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Truth [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes :
Black City Walk Shoes (300 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shiny Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Ring:
Black O-Ring Ring (250 Lindens/pack of 4, two bracelets and two rings, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at “Soreal,” plus “Iki,” “Ottico,” “Redgrave,” “0 Style”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Night, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Introducing today the creations of a new designer in world: Kwamey Pinion for Soreal. Thanks to Landon Gibbs, faithful reader, who plugged me on this brand!
For now, Kwamey offers a range of vintage sport jackets, nicely textured, with a lot of prim attachments. These attachments have the particularity of being no-moddable, which would usually prevent them from being featured on Slmen, but they are resizable by menu. This way of adjusting attachments is precise and safe. But there is more. The jackets are sold in several packs, in male and female versions, and in each pack you get 2 color options and 2 inscription options. The prim attachment (cuffs, colar, belt) are moddable by HUD. The HUD will allow you to change the color of the collar and cuffs, to match the color of the jacket you selected, to choose the color of the turtleneck under the jacket, or to take it off, to show or not the brand logo on the belt’s buckle, and finally to choose two metal options for the zipper and the belt’s buckle.
You can have each color pack for 495 Lindens.

To go along with these jackets, I wore very realistic sculpted sneakers from Redgrave, good jeans from Iki (I chose them because they come in white, and good white jeans are really rare in sl!), and for the first time on Slmen, hair from Zero Style, by Rei Gully, whose new creations I will soon show! You can appreciate one more time the new updated Envision skin from The Body Politik, in a very masculine “Scraggly Goatee” facial option. To finish the look, some very edgy glasses from Ottico! Enjoy!

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Showing City Sport Jacket (SCS008M) in Red, Hair in Black, jeans in Black, Sneakers in Red.

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Left to Right:
City Sport Jacket (SCS010M) in Brown, Hair in Brunet, Jeans in Black, Sneakers in Brown,
City Sport Jacket (SCS009M) in Red, Hair in Black, Jeans in White, Sneakers in White.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Veste de Sport / Sport Jacket:
City Sport Jacket (495 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT-resizable by HUD-)
@ Soreal [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Jean / Jeans:
(Iki) Skinny Jean (50 Lindens each, 300 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, each in w. & w/o belt version, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Iki [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
* 0 Style * BRP (250 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ 0 Style (Zero Style) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chaussures de Sport / Sneakers:
Sneakers Stripped (450 Lindens/color, 2000 Lindens for a pack of 5, Perms NM/NC/T),
@ Redgrave [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Glasses:
*ottico* numero08 novita (250 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT)
@ Ottico [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
.:: TBP ::. Envision Caramel Scraggly Goatee Skin v2 B M2 (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at “Mantra” & “Muism”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Introducing new pants by Kim Takashi for Mantra. These “snake skin” patterned jeans are tintable. I show them with a light blue tint and you can express your color creativity as much as you want! The pants are copy-no-transfer, so you can save each of your own creations.

These pants are perfect to mix and match a Rockstar outfit! Well, this is Kim’s goal to release such items, and she succeeds totally. They come with two prim buckles. Usually, Kim provides a version of her pants with the buckle drawn on the texture, for those who want to avoid one more attachment. As these pants are tintable, they don’t come with this option: the buckle would be tinted too, which might look weird. You can have the new “snake skin jeans” for 125 Lindens.

To go along with these pants, I chose the new “Fox” hair by Icemocolo Voom for Muism. It completes my rockstar look perfectly. Muism will release a lot of hair for men in 2008, which is good for us SL guys! Also, one of the always perfect tattoos from Aitui, a tank top from Renegade in the uber versatile “Tank top pack” offering a full range of layers and colors from white to black (plus it’s tintable), the new Envision V.2 skin from The Body Politik in its “rockstar” makeup 2 option, and some jewelry from Guillaume pour Homme.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean / Jeans:
MANTRA Snakeskin Jeans (tinted)(125 Lindens with 2 prim buckles, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Mantra [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Muism* Fox dark ash-high light (250 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens/6 colors, 2500 Lindens/all18 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Muism [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
[Renegade] Darkest Tank Tucked, in Tank Pack (249 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Renegade [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Tatouage / Tattoo:
AITUI TATTOO - Dolphin Peau /black ink/ =undershirt= (100 Lindens in a pack including 2 ink colors on every top layer, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boots:
JCS - Oslo - Black (400 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T),
@ JCS Shoes [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boucle d’oreille, Collier, Bracelet, Bague / Colier, Bracelet, Ring:
O-Rings Triple Earring Black Rubber rings and chain (250 Lindens in a pack of 5 pairs, Perms: M/NC/T),
Screwed Necklace Mn sz (375 Lindens in a pack including also a single bracelet and a single ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
5 Screw Coiled Bracelet Mns Sz (125 Lindens in a pack including also another bracelet and a ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
3 Screw Coiled Ring Mns Sz (125 Lindens in a pack including also 2 bracelets, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour Homme [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
.:: TBP ::. Envision Caramel 5 O’Clock Shadow Skin v2 B M2 (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ >The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Bonne Année! / Happy New Year! (with some more new from “Eros Design”)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Formal, Night | Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

End of party, with “James After Hours - Black Tie” by Keth Mommsen for Eros Designs. The pack includes an open collar shirt with untied bow tie (both on jacket and shirt layer, for tucked or untucked look), two prim rolled up cuff attachments and two pairs of pants. One plain black, the other including the lower untucked part of the shirt. With it, you could wear the shirt layer, looking untucked, and have the jacket layer free for a jacket of your choice.

Everything is moddable and transfer. You can get the pack for a low 150 Lindens.

I like the mix of laid back and formal of this outfit, and I find it very sexy!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I wish you a wonderfull year 2008, with all your attachments staying where they should be!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Chemise et Pantalon de Smoking / Tuxedo’s Pants and Shirt:
*ED* James After Hours - Black Tie (150 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Eros Designs [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
City Walk - black (300 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
@ Shiny Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Robert Dual Tone Gemstone Ring (200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
with menu driven color changer for the main gem and the side metal,
@ KessKreations [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:
Envision Caramel Chin Stripe Makeup 2 with hair (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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