Nouveau chez / New at: “Civvies”, “Kalnins”, “Guillaume pour homme”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Semi-Casual | Saturday, November 15th, 2008

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Showing “Civvies - Nonchalant Blazer” in Grey, “JHZ - Blood Wings” in Grey.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Dinzeo Designs”, “Minnu Model Skin”, “Unknown Boutique”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Dressy | Saturday, November 8th, 2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Kalnins”, “Muism”, “Style of edo”…

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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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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.

Enjoy!

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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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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