Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Dahlinks”, “Guillaume pour homme”, “JCS”, “SF Design”, “Zero Style”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Formal, Night | Monday, November 10th, 2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

More pics, Review & Credits after the jump!
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Nouveau chez / New at “Dutch Touch” and “0 Style”

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It has been way too long since Iki Ikarus designed new men’s stuff for “Dutch Touch!” Patience got rewarded though, as the new “Tinus” series is a total delight.

This new series completes perfectly the existing range of urban wear for men you can find at Dutch Touch, one of the very few places where you can find urban and punky stuff that don’t seem being soaked in some questionable sewage!

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Showing :: DUTCH TOUCH :: TinUs Brown N Blue.

Each color pack (4 available) comes with the following: a pair of jeans with nice stylish details, a casual jacket with amazingly realistic lapels in two shadowing versions, one more for girls, the other more for guys, but it’s up to you, depending on your avie shape, and a stylish horizontal striped sweater, coming in both jacket layer (untucked) and shirt layer (tucked) with, obviously, the little complement on the underpants layer.

The textures are, as always at Dutch Touch, gorgeous. Colors in each pack make a very cool harmony. Iki knows her work at coloring, her subdued hues are just beautiful. This point is the very difference between designers who are just talented graphic technicians and real artists. No doubt Iki is an artist. I just wish she did more men’s stuff! :-)

Each color pack can be yours for 225 Lindens, a very reasonable price. Everything is moddable and transfer.
You can have all the sweaters in a pack, copy no transfer this time, for 300 Lindens, and all the jackets in a pack including two complementary colors (added to the ones you can get in each basic pack), copy no transfer as well, for 300 Lindens too.

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

Also showing a new hair from “0 Style”, Euphoria, a great messy proposal from the talented Rei Gully, and the still unsurpassed “Chucks sneakers” from Akeyo.

I’m wearing the too unknown “Adam” skin by Hart Larsson for PXL Creations. You really have to take a look at it. Some details are very unique, as, in the version I chose for today, the trimmed eyebrow! This skin is a truly great alternative to the blockbusters!

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Left to Right and Top Down:
Wearing :: DUTCH TOUCH :: TinUs Jeans and jackets, in Brown N Blue, Blue N Violet, Blue N Green, Black N Olive.

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Left to Right and Top Down:
Wearing :: DUTCH TOUCH :: TinUs Jeans and sweaters, in Brown N Blue, Blue N Violet, Blue N Green, Black N Olive.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Veste, Jean / Jacket, Jeans:
:: DUTCH TOUCH :: TinUs Brown N Blue (sold with a jacket, 225 Lindens/color, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Dutch Touch [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Débardeur / Tank Top
*Muism* 20% transparency Tank top/black (250 Lindens/color, 500 Lindens/pack of 3 colors, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Muism [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
AKEYO_shoes_CHUCKS (600 Lindens (size and color changing script included), Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Akeyo [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague, Colier / Ring, Necklace:
Mhaijik Kavi Poet Ring,
Mhaijik Kavi Poet Necklace (275 Lindens/PACK OF BOTH ITEMS, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
* 0 Style * Euphoria *(Chestnut) (300 Lindens/3 close colors, 1000 Lindens/Every 18 colors packs, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Zero Style [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_Face00_v6 (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ PXL Creations [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Special Designer: “Arai” plus “Zero Number”, “Zero Style”…

• Introducing today some items from “Arai” by mappy Handrick. I discovered the shop randomly a few days ago. Mappy offers basic items at very low prices. Military jacket comes on the jacket and skirt layer. Seams between both layers are nicely adjusted (I’m less against skirt layer complements since I knew properly fitted ones). In the pack you will get two jacket layers, one with included shirt, the other without. A pre-fitted sleeve filler is provided, completing the “shirt included” version (70 Lindens).

Also showing “Leather jacket” in three colors, with and without included shirt on the jacket layer as well, plus sleeve filler (60 Lindens/color,) “Tailored jacket” with shirt or T-shirt included on the jacket layer, or without (70 Lindens), and a pack of two pairs of jeans, pretty nice ones, in two shades of blue, they are almost given (2 lindens!).
Everything is neat, copyable and moddable. Arai is a perfect address for those on a budget willing to look good!

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack…): 4/5 - Price: 5/5 - Value for money: 5/5

• A new version of the famous “Engineer Boots” from Mai Runo for Zero style is available! City casual looking boots which are not punk looking are not so common on the grid. These boots, and the other Mai Runo provides, are some of the best items of this kind. They are moddable, which is pretty rare for shoes, so you are sure to perfectly adjust them to fit your avatar. They come in two parts attached on the foot and lower leg points. For an untucked look, you can wear the shoe part without the leg part, it still looks good!

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack…): 5/5 - Price: 3/5 - Value for money: 5/5

• Also, the silver version of the ring I showed you yesterday (Guillaume pour homme) and the very good “BRP” hair (Zero Style,) one of the few hair for men offering a very good looking scruff.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Showing Arai Military jacket.

Some other valuable items:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
Arai Leather Jacket in Red, brown and black; Arai Tailored jacket with shirt, with tee shirt.

• Vestes, chemises, Jean / Jackets, Shirts, Jeans :
*ARAI* Military Jacket (70 Lindens, w. and w/o included Shirt versions included + sleeve filler, Perms: M/C/NT),
*ARAI* Leather jacket (60 Lindens/color, w. and w/o included T-Shirt versions included + sleeve filler, Perms: M/C/NT),
*ARAI* Tailored_Jacket (70 Lindens, w/o and w. shirt & T-Shirt versions included, Perms: M/C/NT),
*ARAI* Jeans_Sumi Indigo (2 Lindens/pack of two shades of blue, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Arai [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bottes / Boots:
zero number [0N] Engineer Boots Ring (400 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Zero Number [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Heart Knot Ring earthquartz with tails flex (100 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Guillaume pour Homme / Mhaijik Thngs [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Hair:
0 Style BRP Black (250 Lindens/color, 5 available colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Zero Style [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:
Joshua Tan Skin Stubble 2 (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Special Pulls / Sweaters Special : “Robin (Sojourner) Wood”, “SLAB Designs”, “Sysy’s”, “Unknown Boutique.”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Semi-Casual | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Robin gives away templates for clothing, which help many designers within Second Life. Not only does she have a great sense of community, but she offers nicely done pieces of clothing and romantic items (irresistible candles and items for the home!) at incredibly low prices.

“Moose Sweaters” come in a very wide variety of colors, a choice of layers (shirt or jacket), a prim collar, and additional detail on the skirt layer. You can get your favorite colors for a low 100 Lindens each, a total steal for such quality! Everything is moddable and copyable, but no transfer.

Quality: 5/5 - Style-Originality: 2/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 5/5 - Price: 5/5 - Value for money: 5/5
Robin Sojourner offers a very careful customer service.

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Gray/White Moose Sweater (100 Lindens, M/C/NT)
@ Robin (Sojourner) Wood [Designer, Address & SLURL]

Other available colors:
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Moose Sweater (100 Lindens, M/C/NT)
Left to Right & Top Down: Black/White, Burgundy/White, Peach/White, Teal/White.
@ Robin (Sojourner) Wood [Designer, Address & SLURL]


After the Jump, pictures of more sweaters, from SLAB Design, S.Y.D., Unknown Boutique, some at incredible prices!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pantalon / Pants:
S.Y.D._jeans_darkblue (80 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Sysy’s [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bottes / Boots :
sf design yeti white (200 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ SF Design [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:
* 0 Style * Lio *(Silver) (300 Lindens/pack of 3 close colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Zero Style [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:
Antonio Tan Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ FNKY! [Designer, Address & SLURL]

After the Jump, pictures of more sweaters, from SLAB Design, S.Y.D., Unknown Boutique, some at incredible prices!
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Body Positive - Nouveau chez / New release at: “Damiani”

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

One more men’s skin on Slmen today!
“Joshua,” from Damiani by KaoZ Koba, is brand new! KaoZ designed it to fit his own taste, as he didn’t find any skin in SL to suit his needs ;-)
Like most of the popular male skins, this one is mainly photosourced and reworked in Photoshop. “Joshua” comes in two skin tones, “Natural” and “Tan.” I like the natural color, and I hope that KaoZ will soon provide more choice, a tone between the two existing ones, and a paler one, at least!

8 facial hair options (shown) are offered, in 2 chest hair options (smooth and lightly hairy), each with and without eyeliner, so 32 options per skin tone.
This skin is sold for 1800 Lindens for a facial option in one skin tone, including the 4 versions made with and without eyeliner for each chest hair option. You can choose a fat pack of 8 facial options (so 32 skins) in one skin tone for 9000 Lindens.

The skins are copy, no transfer and modify, which allows you to adjust the tone and the other parameters available in appearance mode, for a perfect customization!

What I like: The face, offering the perfect equation: “Gentle+Masculine=Sexy”; the golden color of the skin in its tan tone, the fresh healthy look of the “normal” one -well, the maker is a great colorist!-; the facial hair, very natural.
What I wish: A better definition of the feet, certainly the weak point of this skin, a better price, especially for the fatpack.

Conclusion: this is my default skin for a few days. I adopted it instantly! You really should give it a chance and grab the demos!

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• Shape: Lemon E4:26 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Normal Skin Shaved (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Hair: * 0 Style * Mike Taupe (150 Lindens/colors, 500 Lindens/basic pack of 5, 1000 Lindens/fatpack of 12, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ 0 Style (Zero STyle) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

As usual when it comes to showing skins, I use some designers’ shapes for the pictures.
I chose two very different ones: “Wade” from “Kissable Shapes-Relax” (Laxx Scarborough), stocky and powerful without being too huge, and “E4:26″ from “Philotic Energy” (Aemilia Case), thin and tall. They are both cool, fairly priced and MODDABLE! I show them “as is,” but they will be perfect bases for building your very own shape. Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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• Shape: Lemon E4:26 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Tan Skin Shaved (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Hair: * 0 Style * Mike Taupe (150 Lindens/colors, 500 Lindens/basic pack of 5, 1000 Lindens/fatpack of 12, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ 0 Style (Zero STyle) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

More pictures after the jump! (Skin tones, facial hair options, makeup options)
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Nouveau chez / New at “Akeyo” and “0 Style”, plus “Dutch Touch”, “Fuse”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Friday, January 11th, 2008

Introducing today new slippers from “Akeyo” and new hair from “0 Style.”

For now, the slippers come only in “bean” (some brown plaid), shown, and in “splat” (white with some red product splattered on them, strawberry jam or blood, depending on what scene you are playing in). More colors will be soon offered!

They come in two widths in the same pack, for two different looks, and their size is finely modifiable by menu. You can precisely adjust their size to make them harmonious with your avie size (this is not done to fit your feet, which have to be set to zero in appearance mode in any case!).

As each shoe must be adjusted independently, be careful of what modification you apply on the first shoe, to do the same to the other one! Don’t worry, if you got lost, you would just have to reset the size and modify it again. These slippers are, as always at Akeyo, nicely built and textured. You can have them for 350 Lindens per color.

Rei Gulli has created a few original men’s hair for “0 Style.” Reo is one of his last production. I like the “gently messy” look it gives. This hair is very flexi, which adds some realism outdoors. It comes in 6 packs of 3 close colors each (darks, brunettes, blonds, reds, whites and gray - more ashed blonds for this last one). Each triple pack is sold for 300 Lindens.

To go along with these new items, I chose good jeans from “Fuse,” an original tank top from “Dutch Touch” and some “rough” jewelry from BroGear and Philotic Energy.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Souliers / Shoes:
City Sport Jacket (350 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT-resizable by menu-)
@ Akeyo [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
TankTop Printed Eat Life *MOD* (220 Lindens/pack of 5 colors plus one tintable, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Dutch Touch [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Jean / Jeans:
*fuse - Jeans 101 [City/Clean] (110 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Fuse [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
* 0 Style * Reo *(Black Cherry)_M (300 Lindens/pack of 3 close colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ 0 Style (Zero Style) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bracelet:
Fuse bracelet rustyred (150 Lindens/pack including a matching necklace, Perms M/C/NT)
@ Philotic Energy [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Collier / Necklace:
BroGear - Tooth Necklace (110 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT)
@ BroGear [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:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ FNKY! [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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