Everybody remembers at least one. You know what I’m talking about—that one teacher who everybody kind of fainted over, got wobbly in the knees for, maybe actually lusted after. Maybe not in the “Give me an A, or at least a B+, and I’ll do things for you” way, but still. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘Ties’ Category
When he stepped off the train into the empty station, he felt not fear or apprehension but, rather, simple annoyance. He hesitated for a moment and turned to signal the porter, but the porter had vanished back into the car and the train was already pulling out of the station in chuffing clouds of steam. He was annoyed because it had been no small task to secure passage to New Babbage on such short notice (notwithstanding the urgent nature and secretly noble origins of the request), especially in a style to which he was most comfortably accustomed. He was annoyed because he could see clearly that, in spite of all extravagant promises to the contrary, no one was there to meet him. He was annoyed because he could see that the nearby hostelry was the Mechanix Armsâ€”no doubt a fine enough establishment, but it was not the Brunel Hall Hotel, where he had rooms reserved for his immediate occupancy. Read the rest of this entry »
Trace Osterham of Theosophy has made a rack full of probably the best sculptied prim tied bowties lindens can buy. They’re called Disserth, and they attach to chest and can be easily moved up or down to fit any buttoned-collar shirt you wear. At L$100 for a three-pack, they won’t break the bank either. My suggestion is to spring for the fat pack: 27 bowties for L$450 is half price. NoTransfer. Takaraduka (165, 142, 32).
Summer isnâ€™t just about shorts, sandals and tees. I know, I knowâ€”itâ€™s tempting, and itâ€™s also how I dress pretty much every Saturday, all summer long. But there are still occasions and circumstances that call for something more. Do you have a job interview at which you must not fail to impress? An unexpected dinner invitation to the White House? What about that seemingly ill-advised September garden wedding? Youâ€™ll need something dressier. Read the rest of this entry »
Itâ€™s pretty much impossible to discuss menâ€™s formalwear without directing attention to at least one of edo Toneâ€™s impressive tuxedo designs. I look forward each year to edoâ€™s new lineâ€”he is prodigiously talented, endlessly creative, and his texture work is second to none. The only problem I have browsing in edoâ€™s store is that, if anything, there are too many choices, and this year is no exceptionâ€”itâ€™s almost too much to take in. However, after extensive perusal, one new design did stand out. Read the rest of this entry »
If Iâ€™ve observed previously that creating white or even light-colored clothing in SL is a thankless taskâ€”and Iâ€™m sure I haveâ€”itâ€™s only because itâ€™s so eternally true. Even so, there are fearless designers who from time to time take that plunge, which I consider to be an especially bold one. Shiryu Musashiâ€™s recent foray into the wide white wastes, his â€œHolidays in Cortinaâ€ formal suit, is a beautiful and tremendously successful accomplishment in oh-so-sophisticated ivory. Itâ€™s perfect for your own travel excursion to northern Italyâ€™s Cortina dâ€™Ampezzo, or perhaps SLâ€™s virtual equivalent. Read the rest of this entry »
All items are NoTrans. Juice mainstore can be found at Jet Lag (112, 32, 22).
No manâ€™s formal wardrobe can be complete without at least one smashing suit from swaffette Fireflyâ€™s collection at SF Design. Her suit designs are carefully thought out, artistically executed, handsome and sophisticated. Alsoâ€”and this is a big plus for meâ€”theyâ€™re never stuffy, always interesting and often exciting. Read the rest of this entry »
Raven Pennyfeatherâ€™s designs for both men and women fall largely into the broadly described, often blurrily bounded region of â€œgothâ€. This is both true and most certainly not a bad thing, but the label may at times prevent some from making the trip to Isle RFyre, thinking theyâ€™ll find only a profusion of leather straps, latex and black lace. Nothing could be further from the truth. For proof and illustration, look no further than Ravenâ€™s handsome Wintertide tuxedos for men, new for this wintry season. Read the rest of this entry »