You meet the most interesting people when you take public transportation. Traveling by bus is always at least a potential adventure, and trains are both fun and fascinating, but subways are almost an ecosystem all their own. Maybe itâ€™s the whole underground thingâ€”it effectively separates and distances you from life on the surface, and with nothing to see outside the windows except the station stops, the city above retreats into mind and memory and ceases to be a presence. At least until you exit and return to the surface. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for August, 2010
N A FEW WEEKS, I’d like to produce an article looking at Shirts & Ties in SL. Usually, when you buy a suit in SL, it comes with a shirt and tie. But I want to look at shirts & ties that you can mix and match with lots of suits. I imagine some of you, like me, will have started with the traditional classic: Blaze. Blaze Columbia’s simple yet suave Ultimate Wool Suits included a shirt and tie, but it was too tempting to grace them with extra shirts and a few choices from her wall full of ties.
More recently, we’ve seen the amazing packages of Performance Shirts from swaffette Firefly of SF. Each combination in this system can be worn in just about any way imaginable
I’d like to know which shirt & tie system you would recommend. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s an actually pretty great tank out for L$1 at SySy’s. Â This dollarbie shirt is maroon, but several other colors are also available at regular price, either individually or in a discounted fatpack. Â Go and get yours now!
My affinity for â€œcontemporary casualâ€ clothingâ€”and surely you know this about me by nowâ€”is both a gift and a curse. (In fact, I kind of hate the phrase itself. If anyone knows of or has come up with a better description, please please please let me get what I wantâ€¦er, leave a comment!) Itâ€™s a gift because thereâ€™s a lot of it out there to choose from. Itâ€™s a curse because, letâ€™s face it, a lot of whatâ€™s out there is sadly repetitive, derivative, unoriginal, ordinary, or just not very interesting. It was the fabulous fabulist Theodore Sturgeon who famously observed that “90% of everything is crap.” (Okay, what Ted actually said was â€œcrud,â€ but Iâ€™m fond of the misquotation.) The challenge lies in the finding of the 10% that isnâ€™t.
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LTHOUGH MANY OF HIS OTHER products are not aimed at all of us, men of any orientation should know about and probably own some of Prynce Llewellyn‘s finely composed and hard-working suits. These are strongly-styled but structurally simple suits, with no fussy prim attachments but plenty of layers and options.
Tweed Suit is probably my favourite. Wear it with a retro, pale matching sweater, or a traditional white button-down shirt. Wear the shirt with the collar buttoned or unbuttoned or with a necktie of matching colour. Everything just matches, everything just works. Read the rest of this entry »
I sent Mr. Oh a quick email the other day to remind him that I’d be out of town on an upcoming vacation getaway, and he replied to remind me that he would likewise be away from home. Â So, for the next few days you’ll be on your own. Â At least now you know we haven’t been abducted by aliens, or what have you. Â Behave yourselves while we’re gone!
He has different moods. Mostly heâ€™s friendly and playful, but sometimes heâ€™s territorial and defensive. Once in a blue moon, usually after heâ€™s watched â€œX-Menâ€ yet again, heâ€™s bold and aggressive. You might even call him scrappy. Youâ€™d definitely want to watch out for the claws. Read the rest of this entry »