I get a fair bit of crap for how I largely ignore t-shirts and jeans.Â Itâ€™s trueâ€”I donâ€™t often give a lot of love to jeans and tees.Â I honestly donâ€™t mean to be elitist.Â Most of the timeâ€”the vast majority, in factâ€”I think Iâ€™m completely justified in not paying particular attention to these particular staple wardrobe items.Â For starters, you can find them pretty much anywhere and everywhere.Â I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll run into much disagreement there.Â Also, most guys are pretty good at picking out and picking up tees and jeans that suit their personality and budget.Â Iâ€™m not sure they really need any help from me.Â So, in general, I think my rule is a pretty good one.Â That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for January, 2010
Wowsers, we’ve had rain in Los Angeles!Â You may or may not know, but it’s true.Â Tons of rain.Â Literal tons, most likely.Â Inches of rain, all within a week, and things are very wet.Â Fortunately our house is wet on the outside but dry on the inside, the way it’s supposed to be.Â (That has not always been true, ugh.)Â But why am I telling you this?Â Well, one consequence of living in an older neighborhood (70+ years) is that it has older infrastructure, and stuff just doesn’t always hold up as well.Â We always get a little static in the phone line when it rains (a land line?–how quaint!), and unfortunately it was apparently bad enough this time to slow the internets way down, too.Â There were several days where I couldn’t log in to SL, so…I didn’t.Â Anyway, I’m more or less back on the air now.Â So stay tuned!Â And stay dry.Â
In spite of my recent holiday foray into latex, thisÂ isnâ€™t really an area Iâ€™ve explored in any depth.Â As admirable as a lot of the design work is, it just doesnâ€™t speak to me personally, and as a result I havenâ€™t featured it here.Â Thereâ€™s no denying that thereâ€™s some quality work being done in the genre, though, and Nothing Quan kind of nudged (teased?) me to cover moreâ€¦or rather, less.Â I nudged right back and suggested that he bring his more extensive experience and expertise to bear on the topic.Â The result is the sampling of specialty gear from Elixir you see before you today.Â Open your mind, limber up your expectations, and feast your eyes!Â I’ll let Nothing take it from here.Â – Ryan Read the rest of this entry »
It isnâ€™t too unusual that I find myself impressed by a single clothing item or accessory.Â In fact, the creativity and ingenuity of SL designers never ceases to amaze meâ€”they constantly find ways around inherent limitations in the virtual world, and they manage to amaze and delight in spite of the technical ties that bind them.Â Even so, itâ€™s not often that Iâ€™m surprised and taken aback by something as seemingly basic and utilitarian as a polo shirt.Â After all, arenâ€™t they everywhere?Â A dime a dozen, basically?Â Well, yesâ€¦and no.
Itâ€™s nice to be surprised now and then. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, I had some more formalwear items lined up to share with you over the holiday season.Â Unfortunately, timing didnâ€™t work out in our favor there, the holiday season now being over and all.Â If we’re lucky, I may well get back to some of those designs in the near future.
In the meantime, though, I feel like doing something a little bit different.Â Iâ€™ve had some winter gear piling up in my inventory over the last few weeks, and now seems like as good a time as any to break it out, even though for the last few days itâ€™s been 75-80 degrees F where I live in RL.Â Hey, itâ€™s technically winter, after all; Iâ€™ll just pretend that it actually feels like it outside. Read the rest of this entry »