Those of you who have been following along for a while know that I’m aÂ whore for long coats.Â It is arguablyÂ both a gift and a curse.Â Fortunately, the offerings of a variety of talented SL designers have made it possible for me to feel good about my addiction, if not overcome it.Â The new “Iron Cross” Long Coat (L$500) at Civvies isÂ something ofÂ a cousin to Posy’s earlier Road Agent Coat, although with different coloring and finishing details.
The coat includes a jacket-layer top, a shirt-layer item that adds bagginess, and flexiprim coat bottom, cuffs and collarÂ in large and small sizes.Â The collar also comes in two “flavors”:Â one attaches to the chest, the other to the chin.Â Posy has included a helpful notecard that explains the reasoning behind the different collars, so you can decide which one works best for you.Â As she points out, you do only need to wear one collar, so don’t just right-click the coat’s inventory folder and select Add To Outfit.Â
I really like the unusual touch of the Iron Cross-shaped buttons–they brighten up and add detail to what is otherwise an all-black item–and the appropriately large buttonholes make realistic sense.
The siren call to match this coat up with some of Posy’s other new designs was irresistible, so I decided (wisely, I hope you agree) not to waste precious time and energy even attempting to hold out.Â The “Sinner” Badass Hat (L$100) features the same Iron Cross medallion used to decorate the coat.Â Sueded leather texture looks touchable, and the deep black band adds contrast.Â The clean, simple design works pretty well with several of my favorite prim hairstyles without too many strands poking through, although the black hair I’m wearing here does camouflage the interference at least a bit.Â The Badass Hat line also includes “Reptile,” “Ruffian” andÂ ”Scoundrel” variations in different colors and finishes.
For footwear, I saw no need to look any further than the Civvies Basic Workboots (L$275).Â Shown here in basic Black, these classically styled leather boots areÂ also available in Brown, Green, Pink, Red, and Tan.Â Â You’ll find aÂ small “Civvies” brand tag on the back of each boot, at the heel.
All items available at Civvies (Maggiore 127, 128, 601).