Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the day: “A&M,” “Horenbeek,” “Moderno,” “Primitive Design”…

Dominic Palisades | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual | Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

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Style, Photography: Dominic Palisades

Reviews and Credits after the jump!
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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day: Akeyo”, “Detour”, “Moderno”, “Mustang Trading Post”,”Studio Sidhe”, & “Style Starts Here”,

I put together this outfit around a few accessories I’ve wanted to show you for a little while, and some newer ones.

Artoo Magneto, the designer behind Akeyo, is a sculpty master! His caps are nicely done and offer a wide choice of patterns. I’m showing one of the last patterns, “Buzz.” Caps are Copy no mod, but they are resizable by menu. A menu offers the possibility to flip the cap with a single click.

Faery Sola (Studio Sidhe) doesnt release a lot of men’s stuff. It’s always a pleasure to get new items from her; she works hard to offer perfectly built and carefully hand textured items. The new “Quartz Crystal Pendants,” showing nice glowing crystals inserted in stones attached to a leather thong, are perfect to reveal the new age in you ;-) They come in 5 colors for the stone, 120 Lindens each or 300 Lindens for the whole set! They are easily moddable to fit your avatar and offered in two pre-sized versions.

Mustang Trading Post (run by Jon Ree) is an original store with a western flair, offering some pieces of furniture and accessories: jewelry, spurs and belt buckles, among others. I’m showing today a cool leather bracelet adorned with turquoise and silver rings. It’s no copy, modify to fit and sells for 250 Lindens.

Released a few month ago, but for the first time on slmen (such a shame, I know! :-)), these sneakers by Detour (by Detour Sideways) are just perfect. Their original cut and pattern is a great alternative to the tons of “converse like” sneakers we can see everywhere on the grid (don’t get me wrong, I love them, but hey, we need more diversity!). These shoes come in 5 colors (350 Lindens each) or in a fat pack of 6 colors (with an exclusive one) for 1000 Lindens. Fat pack isn’t the right expression, as you will get only a pair of shoes (in three presized versions) with an “on touch” color changer: a simple click on each shoe switches from one color to another. Nice way to avoid overfilled inventories!

Completing the outfit with a perfectly finished T-Shirt combo from Moderno (Starley Thereian), a nice pair of cargos from Style Starts Here (Simone Stern), each sold for 100 Lindens (it’s a challenge nowadays to find such high quality stuff at these prices…).

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouveau chez / New at “JCS Shoes” and new sim for Tete a Pied (plus free outfit!)

New ankle boots at JCS Shoes! Eponymous Trenchmouth offers you each time more accomplished items. He knows like no other how to work no sculpty shoes. The textures are, as usual, perfectly drawn and the build, different from left to right for a better realism, is absolutely precise. Look at the finish of the zipper, at the engraved sketch under the sole!
Soma comes in 4 versions, combinations of black and grey. You can get your favorite pair for 400 Lindens, or have them all for 900 Lindens.
They are no modify, delivered in 2 sizes. Demos are available. Perms are No-Copy from the vendors, but you can have them Copy/No-Transfer on demand. Eponymous Trenchmouth offers the most open and caring customer support ever!

Tete a Pied just opened a new sim. Gorgeous build, plenty of space to show their work. For the occasion, Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot give away a free suit for men. You could find it in the train, behind a crate. Is there a sneak preview of a future collection for men? I hope so! I love the texture! The suit parts are no-modify. Well, as you know, I hate no modify items, and i think no-modify pants are a total no-no, so i never show them on slmen. But this is a freebie… Plus, fortunately, the pants were set loose enough to fit the shoes. So i made an exception, for this time only :-D
I show you Vivant, skin for men, in the new “Late shift” version. Even the name of it is way more evocative than a simple “stubble”!
As always, a very low 500 Lindens per facial hair and skin tone.

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showing JCS Shoes: SOMA 1- Gray/Black

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Left to Right & Top Down: SOMA 1- Gray/Black, SOMA 1- Black/Gray, SOMA 2 - Gray/Black, SOMA 2 - Black/Gray.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Costume / Suit:
TaP Mens Charcoal Suit (FREE, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Tete à pied [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Gants “mains nues” / Bare Hand Gloves:
Bare Hand Gloves - 95% - (Tinted RGB: 244,242,244) (FREE, Perms: M/C/NT),
Robin Sojourner (wood) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Volume pour manches / Sleeve Filler:
Sleeve Filler - (all sliders to 100, but: sleeve length: 95, Sleeve looseness: 12; Tinted RGB: 244, 242, 244) (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Slmen [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Ruby Celtic Band (95 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Eye Candy Designs Jewelry [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Bronze Late Shift (bald) (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Tete a Pied [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO*: Jack Hair - Mocha (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colours, Perms: M/C/NT),
Moderno [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]

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day: Aitui, Brogear, Moderno, Sidewalk…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer, Punky | Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Hello all slmen Readers. My name is Dominic Palisades and after an invitation from Ben I will do the post for the today’s outfit…but before doing so, I would like to thank Ben for the wonderful opportunity he gave me

So here we go:

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Style, Photography: Dominic Palisades

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
Aitui/ Plain Tank Top, Black (60 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Jessaitui Pation,
@ A I T U I, Aitui (195, 120, 23)

• Jean / Jeans:
[Sidewalk] Clothing/ Black Grunge Jeans-Mid Rise (The package contains three fits: loose, regular and tight) (99 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Rhyph Somme,
@ [Sidewalk] Clothing, Isle of Tharen (27, 227, 33)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO*: Jack Hair - Shadow (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colours, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Starley Thereian,
@ Last Call ::MODERNO:: Menswear, Dazzle (130, 10, 28)

• Bottes et autres accessoires / Shoes and other accessories:
Brogear/ Tramplers Black Boots (299 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT),
Avant Military Brat Back pack (250 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT),
Smoker’s arm band (150 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT),
Hand Wrapping (70 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT),
by Broder Kubrick,
@ Brogear, Isle%20of%20Tharen (50, 171, 33)

• Yeux / Eyes:
FNKY! Eyes - Electric - Blue (Light veins) (70 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (129, 76, 24)

• Skin:
The Good Life - Justin Skin (Fair) - Aftermath (1700 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Queue, oreilles et moustaches de chat / Cat’s tail, ears and whiskers:
Neko Counter Culture ears (250 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Neko Wastelands Tail (150 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Black Whiskers (they come in a pack containing 6 different styles) (75 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Philo Sion,
@ Hybrid, Gnoma (11, 192, 47)

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day: FNKY! – Inone – Shop Therapy

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Blouson de cuir / Leather Jacket:
Jacket Leather JetPack (150 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Moth Swell,
@ Inone Style @ Mainstore, Blue Quill (159, 52, 59)

• Jean / Jeans:
FNKY! Filthy Fives (275 Lindens/pack of two versions in one color; 700 Lindens/Packs of 4 colors; Perms: M/C/NT)
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
Prodas R66 Sneakers V1.0 (burgundy) (420 Lindens/color in 5 sizes, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Proda Jie,
@ Shop Therapy, TRUE (59, 227, 22)

• Lunettes de Soleil / Sunglasses:
FNKY! SuperStar Glasses (Gold/Burgundy) (250 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens for a pack of 6 colors, Perms: M/C/NT)
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO: Devyn Hair - Cafe (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Starley Thereian,
@ Last Call ::MODERNO:: Menswear, Dazzle (130, 10, 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:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Body Positive - Nouveau chez / New release at: “Tete a Pied”, Vivant Men’s skins.

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Introducing today the new men’s skins by Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot for “Tete a Pied” (which means absolutely nothing in French, but whatever!).

These skins are a total breakthrough in the men’s skin market, as they are priced at only 500 Lindens, which is absolutely new for such quality work.
It’s a very hard point for the competitors and an excellent one for the customers!

“These skins fall very nicely between photoreal and hand drawn. Like our women’s line, they are a hybrid skin. We wanted them to compliment our women’s line but gave them a little extra contrast to add strength to the detail. Each skin comes with a version with and without scalp hair and they are available in 6 skin tones. We might consider red haired and blonde versions if we hear there is enough of a demand and as always, we are happy to do customs. In addition to a Clean Cut and Beat (goatee) option, we’ve created a Mature look, a few extra lines and wrinkles lend the skin a dignified older man look,” Roslin Petion said.

Maybe they will offer some more facial hair options later, and if you can’t wait for different facial hair color, IM Roslin Petion or CJ Carnot; for a small fee you could have a custom skin! For sure we weren’t used to that, guys! :-)

You will find in this long post a first composite with the details of the skin, then the 6 skin tones. After the jump, you will discover the three versions, mature, clean cut and “beat,” a full goatee, with and without designers’ prim hair. Then last but not least, you will see how “Vivant skin for men” looks on 6 different MODIFIABLE designers’ shapes (I can’t say it enough: never buy a no modify shape, you would regret it one day or another.)
I tried on around 60 of them, and I can say “Vivant” is pretty versatile and fits most of the skins on the market. Anyway, I chose 6 which offer different faces and a particularly good fitting.

What I love: the smooth details; the totally successful mix of “hand drawn” and “photosourced” design; the subtle colors offered, the possibility of custom personalization.

What I wish: a better definition of the feet; more facial hair option, color and cut! This skin deserves them!

Conclusion: go grab the demos now!

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TaP Vivant Bronze Mens

Darker Tones:[Click on the picture to enlarge]

TaP Vivant Chestnut Mens
TaP Vivant Bronze Mens
TaP Vivant Buff Mens

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TaP Vivant Cream Mens
TaP Vivant Almond Mens
TaP Vivant Blush Mens

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Skins:
TaP Vivant Mens Skins
CJ Carnot & Roslin Petion,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

• 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)

More about Tap Vivant for Men after the jump!
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Nouveau chez / New at “Mantra” (Kim Takashi) & “Slinked” (Edward Palace)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Introducing today a new designer in world, with her first item for men: “destroyed jeans” by Kim Takashi for MANTRA. Well, one more pair torn jeans you could tell me! These ones have a particularity; they come in two versions with and without buckle on the texture, and you can attach a prim buckle that you can find in the pack. It adds some realism! The jeans are nicely done, the seam on the cuff is straight, which is pretty rare. It’s moddable and you can have the double pair of jeans, and the 4 buckles for 150 Lindens. Stay tuned for more items by Kim Takashi!

New tattoos as well, from Slinked, almost new cuffs from Faery Sola for Studio Sidhe, and to complete the outfit, the good “Quixote” boots from Jeepers Creepers Shoes, a necklace by Avant Scofield for the Good Life and the very good Jack hair with hat from Starley Thereian for Moderno.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean / Jeans:
MANTRA Destroyed Jeans (150 Lindens/pack including 2 pairs of jeans (with and without textured buckle) and 4 prim buckles, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Kim Takashi,
@ MANTRA, Doll City (187, 137, 23)

• Tatouage / tattoos:
Attitude - *Slinked* (300 Lindens - Full body tattoo, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Edward Palace,
@ Slinked Tattoo’s, Athena (177, 236, 605)

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

• Poignets / Cuffs:
:+:SS:+: Men’s Celtic Knotwork Leather Cuff (Black w bronze) (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Faery Sola,
@ :+:Studio Sidhe:+: [Main Store], Stadtrand (29, 238, 22)

• Collier / Necklace:
The GL - Vagabond Necklace (199 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

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

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Blue Steel (o) Outdoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada office & mainstore, Triangulum (24, 22, 26)

• 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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