So, I was out shopping the other day (hey, itâ€™s what I do) and I ended up spending a fair bit of time browsing through chering Westonâ€™s menswear store, Style For Him. I forget just how I ended up thereâ€”a group notice? Announcement notecard? Landmark from a friend? Honestly, I have no idea. But Iâ€™m glad I did, since while I was there I decided to pick up one good-looking, reasonably priced item to try one before deciding whether to go back for more…a fairly usual M.O. for me. I ended up putting together an outfit around my purchase, and the result is the (if I do say so myself) highly coordinated yet superbly casual ensemble you see before you. Indulge me, just for a moment, and then indulge yourself.
chering’sÂ Open Stylish Shirt is the very model of simplicity in construction: jacket-layer shirt with sculpted cuffs, collar and buttons. Thatâ€™s all. Iâ€™m as big a fan as any (and perhaps more so than some) of big, elaborate garment sets that provide a multitude of different wear options. But sometimes itâ€™s nice to be able to right-click and â€œAdd to Outfitâ€ without having to worry about which of the many pieces will or wonâ€™t be part of what you end up wearing.
If the construction here is fairly simple, the design work is anything but. TheÂ detailed fabric texture is that of softly, comfortably worn denim, and as advertised the shirt isÂ only partially buttoned. Iâ€™ve layered it here with a plain white tank of my own (none is included), but youâ€™ll also look greatÂ showing off a little skin. (You have been working out, havenâ€™t you?) The shirtâ€™s hem ridesÂ high on the hips, with just a slight asymmetry, so depending on the rise of your pants you may show a little skin there too. I did spot one bit of discontinuity in the artwork on one hip, but itâ€™s so minor you may not notice unless you inspect closely, or care even then. The sculpted cuffs lookÂ oh so casually rolled, as if you just pushed them up quickly on your way out the door. Two prim buttons are included, but for some reason only one of them would attach for meâ€”the attachment failed, and I couldnâ€™t even rez that button. For now Iâ€™m blaming the asset server, because why not? I sent an inquiry to chering but havenâ€™t heard back as of this writing; Iâ€™ll update this post when I do. The shirt still looks great with just the single button, or even without it.
Currently on sale for just L$60 each in Blue (shown here), Black and Brown (regular price L$120). Iâ€™d kill for one in White. Available at Style For Him (Arafo 120, 82, 22). Oh, and in case youâ€™re wonderingâ€”yes, Iâ€™ll definitely be going back for more. Â Note: permissions are given on the item vendor as No Mod, No Copy, Transfer, which isn’t quite accurate. Â The jacket-layer garment is indeed No Mod, but all prim components are moddable, so you can resize them as needed to fit.
The Earthshine Sandals Iâ€™m wearing are by Maris Kanto. Iâ€™m very happy with other casual footwear Iâ€™ve picked up at Kalninsâ€”the Braxterz sneakers are a lot of funâ€”and these sandals are no exception. TheÂ pieced-leather textures are carefully and effectively mapped onto sculpted forms that make your avatar look like it has real feet. In fact, they look so good that I wish they had sculpted toes! Theyâ€™re scripted for (among other things) resize and several preset as well as individually configurable color combinations. L$500 at Kalnins (Copley Square 194, 42, 24). New items are often on sale for a limited time at release; join the update group/subscriber to receive notices.