Primitive Design is one of those stores I’ve been familiar with for quite some time, and had on my list of places to review for nearly just as long. For some reason I’ve never gotten to it however, I should blame my lack of time in the past. A few days ago the creator Geyer Schnyder gave me a full tour of the store however after a mention of Ryan – and now here I am, finally writing the review I’ve been meaning to do for ages.
The store makes items of a grungy urban/street style. They sell pretty much everything you need for a full avatar, including skins since a few days ago. The skins are only available in two white skintones however, so I can’t review them. Luckily I’ll already have my hands full enough with the clothes and accessories.
I have put two full outfits together with the store’s items, and will show those in the review. There’s so much more for sale though that you should definitely check the place out. My goal here is to give you an idea of the designer’s work in general, so I’ll try to keep it as short as I can by not spending more than a paragraph on each individual item.
The first outfit is shown in the picture above. I’m wearing the worker denim pants together with the insane skull zipper. The hair are the irie dreads with black cap, and for accessories I’m wearing the skull belt and black bum bag (visible in the second picture).
The pants can be worn as shorts or as full length jeans, each with folded up sculpted cuffs. The pants are worn and stained, making true to their name of worker denims. There are no bothersome seams on the pants, the quality texture work ensures of that. Prim parts of the pants are one prim only so very easy to resize using the edit menu. They can be yours for 180 L$.
The jacket comes in 6 variations, which change the colour of the shirt underneath. This shirt is also a part of the jacket layer however. The shirt layer itself is used as a sleeve-puffer so the jacket sleeves don’t appear skin-tight. The prim collar comes in a chest and a spine version in case you want to wear it together with other accessories. It requires the use of edit mode to resize and fit. It is priced at 250 L$.
The skull belt and bum bag are no-modify, but instead come with a scripted resize menu. Just in case the menu is still too much work, three sizes of the belt are included that you can start off with. The bum bag is available in three colors: regular black, camo grey and camo green. Both use quite detailed prim work with a variety of skulls, buckles and buttons. The belt costs 180 L$ separately, and the bags 200 L$ each. All bags and the belt together are sold for 550 L$.
The dreadlocks are only available in one colour, a light brown. While I usually wear darker hair I managed to get used to this one quite fast. The cap is available in many different colours however. The texturing on the hair creates some of the most realistic looking dreadlocks I’ve encountered on the grid so far. One set costs 349 L$.
The second outfit I bundled together is made of the store’s bloodied camo pants, coupled with the riot t shirt. I added some more accessories: the twisted necklace, the insurrection piercings and the love n hate bracelets. Lastly, I’m wearing the action bat, their recently released weapon.
There is little to say about the t shirt. It combines a nice fabric texture with a good-looking logo. There are no bothersome seams visible while wearing it. It is however available only on the jacket layer. It would be nice if a shirt and underpants tucked in version could be included as well. The t shirts at Primitive Design cost 99 L$.
The camo pants like the denim can be worn in a shorts and full length version. This time I picked the shorts. While the pants I’m wearing are covered in blood, there is also a clean version for sale separately. The camo pattern itself looks great, but the seams on these pants are much more visible than on the jeans. I’ll assume camo patterns are harder to do, because I don’t think I’ve seen any camo pants in Second Life yet that were completely seamless. These pants include not only sculpted cuffs, but also have sculpted cargo pockets of the same prim quality. They cost 180 L$.
Primitive Design’s jewelry shows a great sense of detail. Every prim seems to be made with an equal touch of attention. I’ll link close-ups of the bracelets and the necklace so you can see this for yourself. The love n hate bracelets give me almost a Mad Max feeling due to their combination of barbed wire, rope and leather. The twisted necklace has a cleaner and shinier look. The bracelets cost 179 L$, the necklace 239 L$ at the time of this review.
The same touch for detail can be witnessed in the piercings. To the right you can see a closer picture of my face. The piercings come in several sizes and with a choice of attachment points so you can combine them with other items. Since facial shapes differ immensely, you might still have to edit them however. They are mod and copy, so you shouldn’t worry too much, just remember to make backups when you start modifying. The full set costs 200 L$. In the close-up I’m also wearing the Devil’s claw collar which costs 170 L$.
This brings me to the last item of the review, the action bat. This is a heavily customised metal baseball bat covered in spikes, bloodstains and other nastiness. It can be worn on the thigh or back, or wielded in the hand. It is compatible with both DCS and CCS – which I believe are the two most popular combat systems. I didn’t get to test it in action on a roleplaying sim, but I tried out the controls, and they seem like the standard for melee combat weapons in Second Life. It’s sold for 990 L$. You can also see the shadow black spiked cuffs in the shot, they are for sale at 179 L$.
The location for the pictures is my skybox, which is also sold for 899 L$ as a prefab by Primitive Design.
You can visit the store by following this SLURL. I hope you’ll fall in love with their designs as much as I have.