I’ve feel like I’ve been all over the map lately, stylistically speaking–and don’t get it wrong, I’ve got some fun stuff in the works for next week.Â But today I venture back into very familiar territory with some casual designs that you know are the kind of thing I live and breathe.Â Dan Senyurt’s new Club Shirts have everything a casual shirt needs:Â silky smooth fabric texture, neatly cuffed short sleeves, notched collar with handsome drop shadow, and front patch pocket.Â They come on the jacket and shirt layers and can be worn neatly tucked in, as you see here, or more casually untucked.Â An open andÂ untucked version is also included, perfect for layering withÂ your favoriteÂ tank or tee, or just catching the breeze on an especially warm spring day.
Like Dan’s other shirts, these include optional undershirt-layer “correction” garments intended to cover tiny gaps in and between the Linden layers when wearing low-cut pants.Â A handy notecard explains the purpose of the various clothing layers.Â I did a more detailed comparison in a previous review, and they do make a difference.
The Club Shirts are available in six Bright Tones (Blue, Green, Mauve, Orange, Red and Yellow) and six Earth Tones (Carbon, Granite, Indigo, Lotus, Potassium andÂ Sandstone).Â Permissions are No Modify / Copy / No Transfer.Â The shirts are priced at L$250 each, or L$1200 for BrightÂ Tones or Earth Tones packs of six shirts each.Â You can try a demoÂ in the shop for L$1.
I’m also wearing Dan’s Corduroy Pants, which accomplish very successfully something that appears to be one of the more frustrating challenges in clothing design for SL:Â vertical stripes on fabric, in this case narrow-wale corduroy.Â As you can see better in this close-up, the corduroy fabric looks natural and soft to the touch.Â Dan has also carefully worked in realistic highlights and shadows at the fly, beltline and pocket edging as well as slight fabric pull and puckering.Â These cords are available in Black, Blue, Brown, Buff and Grey, and each pair can be worn with a black belt, brown belt, or no belt.Â Black and brown prim belt buckles are included, which allows for the subtle effect of the top buckle edge rising above the top of the pants layer.Â Permissions on these pants are Modify / Copy / No Transfer.Â They’re priced at L$195 a pair, or L$750 for the pack of all colors.Â Demos are available for L$1.
Now, this is where you know Dan works his real magic on Ryan:Â the irresistible temptation of the Sweater/Shirt Combo.Â I am now officially putty in his hands.Â Resistance became even more futile when I realized that, through the magic of careful design and judicious use of different clothing layers, these can be worn untucked as you see here, untucked with slight “overhang”Â from the shirt, or tucked in.Â My mother would approve.
Take your choice from six muted colors:Â Black, Chocolate, Claret, Cold Blue, Ochre andÂ Slate.Â Permissions are Modify / Copy / No Transfer.Â L$15o each, or L$650 for the pack of all six colors; L$1 demos are available.
All items can be purchased for yourself orÂ given as gifts via the vendors at Dan’s main shop:Â Â Dan Senyurt Menswear (Ciraco 100, 163, 128).
For footwear, I’ve chosen Eponymous Trenchmouth’s newest exploration of the ankle boot, called “Dublin.”Â Smartly styled and low enough in height that no separate upper attachment is required, these come in six finishes:Â Black, Black Cherry, Brown,Â Crimson, Sage and Snake.Â Â Each features beautiful texture work and meticulous prim construction, including a low heel and side laces with shiny metal hardware.
Some of the most fun and surprising elements of Epo’s designs are things you might not notice if you only look at the shoes on your feet, from a “normal” perspective.Â Consider the Dublin city map printed on the inner lining of these boots, just as his earlier “Oslo” boots featured an interior map of that city.Â And don’t miss the almost ridiculously detailed soles, with their heavy stitching, heads of tiny cobbler’s nails in the heel, and scuff marks.Â Work like this is truly a labor of love.
Permissions are No Modify / No Copy / Transfer.Â Priced at L$400 a pair; a demo is available in the shop.Â A pack of all six finishes is available for L$1200, and unless I read the signage wrong the permissions on the boots in this pack areÂ differently set as No Modify / No Copy / Transfer.
Available at JCS Shoes (Tean 244, 64, 26).
If you want to make just one stop, both designers also have shops at Second Guy Mall (Sweetgrass 86, 104, 262).