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Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Costume, Special Event | Thursday, December 25th, 2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard
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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day, with a new Renegade skin.

An outfit with a burgundy tone today, with nice striped shirt from “Style Starts Here,” coming in every possible layer and sold for 100 Lindens, following the more-than-fair pricing policy of the brand; a good pair of sneakers from FNKY! in the new range of “Racer” colors; and a nice hair from “Philotic Energy,” just updated with 96 new textures!

Also, I’m wearing a skin from Kaejo DaSilva for Renegade. This skin isn’t photorealistic and is a cool alternative to the dominant trend. Showing it in the “Tan” tone, with this particularly nice facial hair version called “Patch.”

Accessories are from “Guillaume pour Homme” and “Shiny Things.”

Enjoy!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouveau chez / New at: Exile, Solange.

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Semi-Casual | Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I’ve been online so little these past months, I wasn’t able to show you all that I wanted! Truly sorry for that…

So, a few months late, I’m showing you the last creation for men by Solange Cerveau for “Solange.” These “Winter wool” packs offer a sweater and pants. Three color packs are available: Brown, Black and red, Charcoal and black. In each of them, you will get a tucked and untucked version of the sweater (on the shirt and underpants layer for the tucked one, on the jacket layer for the untucked one), plus three pre-sized collars, and a pair of wool slacks.

Solange’s textures are among the finest; I know she spends dozens and dozens of hours working on them, and work always pays! I chose to show you the red sweater, my favorite, with the charcoal pants from another color pack, to let you better see the details of the texture. The black one is as good, but like every black item in sl, it shows less details.

Everything is copy-no transfer and, of course, modify. 250 Lindens per color, 500 for the three of them. Note that you can get complementary sweaters, sold without pants, for 150 Lindens per color (blue, green and gray are available).

Let me introduce today new items from a brand new designer in world, Rodney Trenkins for “Republik.” This guy seems very promising. His first items are really interesting, especially his accessories in my humble opinion. I can’t wait to see more stuff from him! Today, take a look at these “Fight club” sunglasses and this nicely textured sculpted bag with a cool form. Both are color changeable by menu. I won’t forget to mention the prices are pretty nice! So refreshing after having seen a bunch of newcomers with delusional prices for not so savvy stuff! If you haven’t already, you definitely need to take a look at this Republik shop!

I’m showing the last creation from Kavar Cleanslate for EXILE, “Jonah,” shown today in “autumn” but obviously available in one of the 30 nice new textures offered.

To finish the outfit, I chose the nice “Spencer” from Shiny Things, one of the first sculpty shoes available in sl, and a ring from Guillaume pour Homme. Enjoy!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouveau chez / New at: Lookr

I’ve known Adam Soler from Lookr since his very beginning. He is now an established designer, with a lot of stuff covering various needs. I’m showing today his new FORM suit. It comes in three colors (400 Lindens each), each color pack can be completed with a complement pack, one offering 5 alternative cuffs and the different cufflinks for 50 Lindens, one offering an alternative open shirt for 90 Lindens. In a color pack, you will find a jacket, a closed collar shirt without tie, another one with a tie, all of them on all layers available (shirt, jacket, undershirt plus complement on the underpants layer), a pair of pants on both the pants and underpants layers, three versions of sculpty prim collar: a simple one, one including a tie knot (to wear with the shirt with tie and closed jacket, for example), and one including a full prim tie (to wear with the shirt without tie, worn without jacket, for example). You will also get a pair of sculpty cuff attachments. Everything is totally moddable and copy no transfer.

FORM shows a very neat handdrawn texture with cool details. It has a strong personality without being show-off. A must have for elegant male avatars!

Lookr will open a new big store on a new sim on May 14th. You will find the press release after the cut! There is a modeling contest with nice prizes!

Also featuring: a ring from the last collection of Mhaijik Guillaume, and another hair from Exile in one of the nice textures offered!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Costume, Chemise, Cravate / Suit, Shirt, Tie:
LOOKR ~ Form ~ Gold (400 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
LOOKR ~ Form ~ Gold Complement1 (50 Lindens/pak of 5 alternative cufflinked cuffs, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Lookr [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Flare Oxfords men - Brown (300 Lindens/colors, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shiny Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Ring:
Star Silver Ring a Miscellany on leather Mns Sz (150 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Exile Knight Cheyanne (250 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, 1000 Lindens/pack of 30 colors, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Exile [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:
MMS-sexy-LGHT-CHbeard2 (1700 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Minnu Model Skin [Designer, Address & SLURL]
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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day: CE Cubic Effect, Exile, Hoorenbeek…

Hello peeps!

I haven’t been online as much lately, and I’d like to apologize to slmen.com’s faithful readers who are used to daily posts, for the slower routine the past two months. If I had more time to spend in Second Life, I would have shown the work of Mirai Jun, the designer behind CE Cubic Effect, much sooner! Mirai isn’t just another photosource designer; he is more than that. With a few talented others, he has introduced prim clothing for men. Each item comes with many attachments that take realism to the next level.

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Sure, I would always prefer graphic designers talented enough to hand draw clothing, with the genius to transform 2D textures into the illusion of volume. They would always be my favorites. But it would be unfair to reject what customers like sometimes: hyper-realistic items. Mirai works with sculpty prims, obviously, and those who know the work needed to properly apply textures to sculpties (photosourced here) can’t do anything but applaud the result.

I chose this short leather jacket in red; you can have it in many other colors. Attachments are moddable, and yes, it’s a bit tricky to adjust, but the time spent is worth it. 380 lindens per color.

Also showing for the first time on slmen, a hairstyle by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile. I should have shown his work earlier, too, but patience has been rewarded: Kavar just released new textures, and they are just perfect. You will discover “Alex” in my favorite colors below. My very favorite is this rich deep brunette named “Mink.” I simply love it! You can have a set of 6 colors for 250 lindens (Browns, blonds, reds, wild card, blacks, or a special selection named “Kavar’s favs”) and an everything pack for 1000 lindens (30 colors.)

My Favorite hairtones from the new texture collection:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
Exile Alex in: Mink, Autumn, Greystone, Ash, Sahara, Chimera, Strawberryblonde, Toxic.

Also showing: a new creation from Hoorenbeek in their realistic shoes series — “Combat boots,” some “Doc Martens-like” boots; an original bracelet from Shiny Things; some very used and torn pants from GG Couture, especially made to wear inside boots; an especially revealing tee from Muwu; and last but not least, a skin from the excellent “Adam” series from PXL Creations.

Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Blouson / Jacket:
!_Ce Cubic effect Short leather jackets for men(Red) (380 Lindens/color, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ CE Cubic Effect [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Jean / Jeans:
*GC* Tore Up Jeans (Black) (125 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ GG Couture [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• T-Shirt:
[MUWU] Flesh Mechanic (90 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Muwu [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boots:
[ hoorenbeek ] Combat Boots - Black/Red (520 Lindens/colors, Perms: NM/NC/T or NM/C/NT),
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bracelet:
Mechanica men’s bracelet - gunmetal (100 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Shiny Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Exile Alex Mink (250 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, 1000 Lindens/pack of 30 colors, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Exile [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:
PXL_Adam_Skin_Med_Face01_v6 (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ PXL Creations [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Outfit of the day

Nuno McCullough | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Costume, Night | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

My Friend,
Welcome to the Carpathians. I am anxiously expecting you. Sleep well tonight. At three tomorrow the diligence will start for Bukovina; a place on it is kept for you. At the Borgo Pass my carriage will await you and will bring you to me. I trust that your journey from London has been a happy one, and that you will enjoy your stay in my beautiful land.”
Your friend, DRACULA.

Woke up today feeling kinda gothic, and nothing better for that than the new release from House of Rfyre. The Timeless outfit comes with 13 separate pieces, everything highly detailed, giving a very realistic look. It has a pair of prim shirt cuffs which gives a very nice movement when you walk and a long, very detailed jacket. This outfit has been paired with Shiny Things’ black old boots.

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Style, Photography: Nuno McCullough

• Manteau, Chemise, Pantalon / Coat, Shirt, Pants:
Timeless Outfit (800 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ House of Rfyre [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boots:
Old boots black (450 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shiny Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
MMS GEN3 chesthair (1700 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Minnu Model Skin [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at “Argrace” part II

Nuno McCullough | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy | Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I’m wearing today a new release from Argrace: Leather Jacket Casual. It shows a good photo sourced texture that gives us the feeling of wearing RL leather. Leather Jacket Casual provides four different options: jacket alone, with blue tee-shirt, with checkered shirt and with open dark shirt; this last option should be done with a different color since we can hardly see the chosen one. This pack is good quality stuff, I wish a bit more of work on the collar, though! 300 Lindens, Moddable and Transferable.

Quality: 3.5/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4.5/5 - Price:3.5/5 - Value for money: 4/5

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Other proided options:
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Style, Photography: Nuno McCullough

• Vest / jacket:
Leather Jacket casual Style (300 Lindens. Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Argrace [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Murphys/Brown (325 Lindens. Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ ShinyThings [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Ratri Night Dark Ring (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),,,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
MMS GEN3 chesthair (1700 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Minnu Model Skin [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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