Nouveau chez / New at: “Styles of edo”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Formal | Sunday, September 21st, 2008

I’m showing here one of the new tuxedos from Styles of edo. The 2008 Tuxedo2, Coordinated04 comes with a black tuxedo jacket nicely accented in white at the lapel (on the jacket layer), jacket with black vest (also on the jacket layer), black vest on the jacket layer, black pants, and a wing collar white shirt with silver tie. Everything is moddable, copyable, and no transfer, and the set sells for 700 Lindens. edo’s tux sets kind of make my head spin; he puts so many combinations together that I get lost in all the choices. I’ve shown a few combinations of other jackets from two other new tux sets, as well as several options from the wingshirts fat pack, which includes 21 different shirt color/tie type & color combinations for 1600 Lindens, including red, blue, purples, yellows, white shirts combined with bowties, cross ties, and conventional ties of assorted colors. I prefer this to flexi ties which never look right to me. Deep black texture with subtle highlights, good seams and nice detail in these tuxes. Sometimes the colors in the shirts seem a little oversaturated (particularly the dark purple and dark yellow), making the highlights unnoticeable.

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:3.5/5 - Value for money: 4/5

The Solid Wave hair from Find Ash, shown here in Neo Black, is a fun style, but I’m not happy with the sparseness of the prims in the back which, when combined with the flexiness, causes bald spots to show through. Makes this hair a decent one for a photo shoot, but not sure I would wear it out and about SL much, which is too bad because I really like the style.

Finishing off the look, I’ve chosen the Gallop shoes from Kalnins, in black and the Kavi Poet ring from Mhaijik Guillaume.


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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

Credits and more pics after the jump!

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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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