Designer Kaejo DaSilva put out this week another great entry in his line of funky-casual menswear at [Renegade] Clothing. These new Crew Knit Shirts come in six fantastic natural earthy colors: Brick, Ochre, Olive, Sienna, Stone and Umber (all six colors are pictured at left). They are available in tucked (shirt layer) and untucked (jacket layer) styles for L$49 for single shirts, or in a pack of twelve (all six colors, each in both styles) for L$299. This is almost half off the price of the shirts if purchased individually, so it’s a great bargain! The design on these shirts is simple and clean, with short sleeves that will let everyone know you’ve been working out, great texturing that appears to catch the light, plus wrinkles and folds that look amazingly natural. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for October, 2006
The always lovely, always talented Fallingwater Cellardoor has once again produced a must have item (isn’t everything she does “must have?”). This time it is in the form of a leather messenger bag styled for men.
She has a smaller woman’s version, but these bags have a real masculine feel with thick straps, solid metal parts, and a tough looking, beat up leather texture. The compass rose design gives it that worldly, renaissance man quality.
The bag has a built in arm pose which can be toggled with a click, and is compatible with most AO’s.
You can pick it up in 3 colors: black, brown, and reddish at Shiny Things in Hotei.
(and the model in the picture is Brutal Gear designer Nex Brannan)
I’ve bought several things from Nex Brannan at Brutal Gear and when I heard that he released a new product I had to run over and check it out. I’m commonly more of a traditionally dressed guy (with my suits and jackets) but every once in a while I need to let the “bad boy” out. Now while I don’t do it as much as some, Brutal Gear provides what I need for that “rough and tough” work day or when I feel like visiting Rausch.
Nex has a great feel for clothing, and his products have just the right touch of folds and highlights to give them that quality feel. Not only are his clothes fun to wear, but you have to check out his artistic touch. I have several of his other products and the decals on his clothing are excellent. These new shirts are no exception. They come in three colors, Blue, Black, and Brown; with three different options per color. You have the solid plain colored, and then you have two designs with some excellent “pinup” graphic work involved, and don’t let Elvis know you stole his shirt.
The creases and logos on the shirt and just the right touch for that dirty day working that parcel or under that car. Don’t forget to pick up some of his accessories while your there. The shirts sell at 200$L apiece and come with a jacket, undershirt, and shirt layer version for your various outfit styles. They include rolled up prim sleeves that finish out the shirt just right. Oh, and here’s a little hint I found out by accident, these shirts on the Jacket layer look excellent layered with Nick’s Chrome Junkie T-Shirt on the undershirt layer (was wearing it by accident).
I am going to start out this review by saying, I have not had this much fun with mixing and matching outfits in a long time. I’m not going to admit how much I spent at Blaze’s (though I’m sure you can figure it out if you really want to), but so many of his clothes were just to hard to pass up. Blaze has an overall excellent eye for design and fashion, making him a must stop for men on the lookout for excellent fashion. I was embarrased to admit that this was my first visit to his store, but it certainly won’t be my last.
Where to start is a hard choice as there are so many cool things; so I will start with his newest item, the Regal Tuxedo. Just released this last week, the Regal Tuxedo, in Blaze’s own words, has more “presence” then your typical tux. With it’s striking long jacket this tuxedo is sure to bring compliments in any setting.
Not only is this a stunning tuxedo, but he also created not just your typical black, white, and gray colored tuxedo, he also created the “Special Edition” for all you guys out there who love the goth, dark, red colors this is specially made for you. It includes, Read the rest of this entry »
Shai Delacroix has added some great new shirts to her Shai Guys line of menswear this week! I don’t know how she has time for both her men’s and women’s lines, but I’m really glad she does. Her new Roy Oxford Shirts feature great detailing and a luxurious texture that has an amazing sheen. The sleeves are rolled to the elbow for a great casual but well-dressed look. The shirts are worn on the shirt layer so they can also be easily paired with a jacket for a dressier look. Here I’m wearing the Roy Oxford Shirt in Fern, a bright, fresh green that still looks right for fall. These oxfords come in two different sets of three, for a total of six colors. The Deep set includes Blood, Fern and Navy; the Pastels set includes Apple, Gum and Sky. Each set is priced at L$175. Available now at Casa Del Shai (Deimos 240, 43, 39).
For all you other male fashion aficionados out there, if you are anything like me you’re always on the lookout for a good pair of shoes. Good men’s shoes are hard to come by in SL; we’ve got Fallingwater Cellardoor at Shiny Things and her gorgeous creations (which I am never without). However when it came to a dress shoe to go with a suit for a nice evening out, I’ve been hard pressed to find something I like.
I appreciate how difficult it is to hide prim lines on a creation like a shoe; to create a delicious creation with flow and sleekness is an art beyond many. However, no matter how hard it is, I am just as hard to satisfy. The more sleek and complete looking the happier I am.
Just within the last few days, I finally found something that made me happy, very happy. I first stumbled across these shoes by FNKY! designer, Funk Schnook, on SLExchange. The pictures I saw there, honestly looked to good to be true, holding my breath I hurried in game to see for myself. What I found was awesome to behold, a beautiful creation by FNKY! (Fantasy City: 55, 111, 26)
When I purchased them I found that he had also thought of function, not just design. The shoes come with three different sizes for all you difficult to fit men. He also included some simple socks just to make your life easier. At 500$L they are a little on the expensive side, but in my humble opinion, worth it.
Well, I have enjoyed my new purchase for the past few days; looking spiffy in my formal wear, and hope that this review lets you all into my little secret.
Cattrina Careless has been designing for the women of Second Life for some time, and this week she announces her first offering for men: a line of safari-themed casual shirts and pants. She mentioned that she has found designing for men to be a new and interesting challenge, not because we’re picky or demanding but because fitting for the male form in SL is so different than fitting for the female form. “It’s something about the muscles,” she said, laughing. You’d never know she had any trouble at all creating these breezy casuals. The belted khaki pants in dark and light colors look fantastic with leather sandals, and the four different print shirts feature great natural colors and patterns. Off the shelf, the pants may feel a little tight, but all items are moddable and the fit is easily adjusted (I settled on a Pants Fit slider setting of about 25, but your mileage may vary). Here I’m wearing the Safari Khakis (Light) and the Safari Bamboo Leaves Shirt. Available upstairs at Catt’s Creations (DeShadow Isle 54, 56, 23) in three different sets: all four shirts with either dark or light khakis for L$200, or all four shirts with both dark and light khakis for L$235–such a deal!
I know, I know–you sleep in shorts and a T-shirt, or boxers, or nothing, or whatever you were wearing when you crashed. You are a Real Man. You haven’t owned pajamas since you were eight. I know. Whatever. But come on, these are fun! And anyway, what do you want to be wearing when the cleaning lady arrives? These new men’s pajama sets from Bailey Mackenzie of Here Comes Trouble include plaid pajama bottoms, a coordinating tank top (because, after all, we are Real Men–no matching pajama tops for Real Men), prim slippers, flexi ties for the bottoms, and a coordinating long-sleeved flexi top that looks like it’s tied around your waist. All attachment pieces are moddable so you can adjust for the best fit. In this pic, I’m wearing all the pieces, which is probably overkill, but that way you can see what they all look like. Available in blue (pictured), grey and green at Here Comes Trouble (Troubled City 10, 42, 25). Each set is L$250. For the Real Man who is especially secure in his masculinity, also available is a set of unisex bunny pajamas (in orange only) that includes, instead of a tank top, a bunny-print tee and the always classic bunny slippers. The bunny PJs set is priced at just L$200.
Designer sachi Vixen has been hard at work on her new line of male skins, called “Cain.” They are now available at Adam n Eve (Genesis 192, 150, 35), currently in five skin tones with 18 facial hair options, and of course smooth and hairy torsos.
When she got in touch with me, sachi mentioned that she had noticed my red hair and wanted to give me the opportunity to check out these new skins that include red hair options, including corresponding eyebrows and body hair. (The red facial and body hair options are not available in the darkest tan tones.) She said she felt it was time she made available a wider range of options for the guys, which is always nice to hear! Read the rest of this entry »
Or newish, at least. I’m not sure exactly when these henleys hit the shelves at Naughty Designs, but it’s relatively recently–I try to stop by Naughty Island every week or two, just in case, and when I was there a few days ago, there they were. I picked a few up then and just got around to trying them on, shame on me. Here I’m wearing the Guy’s Henley in burgundy (also available in green, brown, charcoal, and purple). These casual shirts feature great design by Ambyance2 Anubis (as usual) and pair nicely with jeans or khakis. The button, seam and hem details are fantastic! The shirts are worn on the jacket layer and come in buttoned and unbuttoned versions. Available for L$100 each at Naughty Designs (Naughty 55, 220, 44).