Before we return to the Showcase of Sweaters, as indeed soon we must, there’s one other very fine formal suit I want to share with you. Â After all, if you’re keeping up with this blog in real time, you still have time to go shopping for that perfect something for your New Year’s Eve festivities. It’s not too late! Ric Dulce’s “Douglas” Formal Tux is a fine piece of clothing design at a price that seems, quite simply, too good to be true. Well, it does appear to be a “promo” price of some kind, so while it may actually be too good to be true, I suspect it is too good to last. Consider yourself forewarned. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for December, 2011
I suppose by now it’s more than just a tradition for me to share with you, ’round about the end of the year, my favorite new tuxedo design from Styles of edo. When I browsed through the Flickr image sets announcing edo’s 2012 tuxedo collection, I knew that this year would be no exception. Without further ado, I invite you to admire edo Tone’s new and beautiful Athos Tuxedo. Read the rest of this entry »
Candace Hudson’s Cable Knit N Blues sweater/scarf combo is a superbly handsome example of the form. The sweater is a very deep charcoal, the better to coordinate with pretty much anything, and the set includes not just one but two scarves: a more conventionalÂ “narrow” scarf fitted around the neck, and a more substantialÂ “wide” scarf that’s wrapped around both shoulders. An optional matching headband doesn’t cover your ears and may or may not keep you warm, but it certainly coordinates nicely. The sculpted turtleneck collar, sleeve cuffs and sweater bottom make the fit look appropriately but not overly bulky. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m sorry to pass on the news that Brocade Tiger is going out of business, but this means that until 30 December you can pick up anything in the store at a substantial discount. Â Some items are just L$10! Â Drop by this week, say your fond farewells and pick up a bargain or two.
Jesseaitui Petion’s rigged-mesh Schofield Sweater is perhaps less obviously wintry in its styling than Guapo Hansomeâ€™s more traditionally constructed College Bound Cardigan, but it’s equally well suited for crisp, cold weather and fun activities that go along with that. The texture work is smooth and delicate, and the sweater’s weave has a lovely sheen. The loose, deepÂ cowled collar might suggest the risk of catching a chill, but since it’s never really cold in SL, why worry? Four different tattoo-layer alpha-channel “invisibility cloaks” are included, to ensure that your avatar doesn’t show through inappropriately.
…keeps Old Man Winter away? Something like that.
Now that it’s officially Winter, it feels right and appropriate to share with you some sweaters I’ve been saving up for when the weather finally began to get cold where I live. (Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere should feel free to follow along, but of course you should also feel free to enjoy wearing shorts and flip-flops while you’re at it.) Now, please don’t get the idea that I’ll be presenting a new sweater here every single day. That would suggest far too much organization on my part, in spite of the title of this little series of short-and-sweet posts I’m planning. But I do have several lined up that I think are worth sharing, and I’ll be doing that, one at a time, for a while, until I feel like moving on to something else. Read the rest of this entry »
Not just anyone, and certainly not everyone, can be a dandy. My own image of the contemporary dandy is quite specific: Richard Jeperson, investigator for the Diogenes Club. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? Although little is known of his background, he is perhaps as well known for his flamboyant 1970s dress sense as for his psychic investigative work on behalf of perhaps the most secret branch of Britain’s secret intelligence services. Along with his sidekick and fellow operative Vanessa, he has been responsible on any number of occasions for preserving the safety of Britain, and perhaps the world, in the face of supernatural forces beyond our understanding.