I recently received an intriguing note from edo Tone, designer of fantastic formalwear.Â In the note (and I’m paraphrasing here), edo acknowledged the problematic nature of white clothing in SL and nonetheless stated his firm belief thatÂ men still want white suits and tuxedos.Â With this in mind, he had recently completed a white tuxedo of which he was very proud, and it was his humble hope that others would admire it too.Â He included a couple of snapshots for my reference.
I was intrigued.Â I decided to take a closer look.Â Â After all, short of nuking the site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.Â edo’s White Tuxedo for 2009 is a beautiful pieceÂ of work.Â I think it compares most favorably with Shai’s Classic Tux in white, which has been my go-to white tux for the last several months.Â It’s good to have options.
I’ve loved edo’s tux designs in the past, and this white tux is no exception.Â The fabric texturing is impressive indeed, with effective contrast between the soft “grain” of the weave, the middle ground of hems and creases, and the sharper details of pockets and buttonholes.Â Â The white color is soft and appealing, almost gleaming, not harsh or chalky, and shading is natural and not heavy-handed.Â I love the glow of the satin lapels, whether decorated or plain–they seem to have real sheen.
Clothing items are flexibly layered, so you can wear shirt, vest and jacket together; shirt and vest; or shirt alone.Â If I had to pick one minor quibble, it would be that, while the pants are moddable, the cuff flare isÂ already set at zero “out of the box,” and I wouldn’t mind being able to take it down just a bit more.Â I can’t begin to show or even tell you about all the different combinations that are possible–you’ll have to visit the store, so you can see and choose for yourself.Â You’ll find a selection of coordinated sets, priced at L$800 and up, that offer a variety of wear options, including vestsÂ in different colors, a handful ofÂ cummerbunds, and several tie styles.Â There’s also an elaborate set that includes several different clothing pieces, as well as pearl-white formal shoesÂ and pocket watch, available for L$2200.Â A simply huge array of dress and formal shirt styles can be had for L$125 each.
Permissions are M C T,Â or youÂ can findÂ transferable versions in the gift area of the store.Â Available at Styles of edo (Tyche 124, 129, 52).
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The skin I’m wearing here is Hart Larsson’s recently released “Jude.”Â I wish that time permitted me to present a more formal and thorough review of this skin, but alas, it does not.Â I’ll have to hit the high points and hope that’s enough to encourage you to drop by, try on a demo and decide for yourself.
The first comment I heard from anyone regarding my appearance in this skin was “You look older.”Â I have to agree: this skin does look older than the skins I tend to favor.Â But it’s older in a good way–more mature, but still friendly;Â more experienced, but not simply more years down the road.
Four different skin tones are available: Spring, Summer, Autumn (shown here), andÂ Winter.Â Unlike Hart’s previous “Adam” skin line, permissions here are no modify.Â Make sure you like the skin tone before you buy, as this means the skins aren’t tintable.Â You’ll find a great variety of head, facial and body hair options, which makes for a huge number of combinations.Â Even better, this great variety is actually affordable.Â “Single” skins are priced at L$2000, which is , butÂ what you get is actually 15 skins, all with the same facial hair option, but multiple head and body hair variations.Â “Mini-packs” priced at L$3000 contain all options for two different facial hair styles.Â For L$9000, you can take home a “fat pack” of all variations in a selected skin tone.Â I make no claim to have seen and priced every skin out there, but in my experience this is very generous and accessible pricing.
Available atÂ PXL Creations (Peronaut 22, 51, 48).