For several months now I’ve been followingÂ sachi Vixen’s line of skins for men at Adam n Eve. Â This new design, named “Luke,” is her first tintable skin. Â She explained in her forum announcement, “I thought it was time I made one to satisfy the customers who have asked me for it.Â Luke has a modifyable skintone, you can add freckles, you can be darker, lighter, red, blue or green.” Â As you can see in this closeup, I’ve tweaked the appropriate slider to give myself a light scattering of freckles. Â ”Luke” is available with blond (shown) or dark brow and facial hair options. Â As sachi advised me (she knows my preferences so well), on the blond skin you can also adjust ruddiness and other skin tone values to work well for redheads. Â I hadn’t realized how accustomed I was to seeing myself with dark eyebrows, even when I was wearing lighter colored hair.
As you can see, the torso is smooth, athletic and nicely defined, but not highly muscled. Â The muscle proportions are well balanced and I think look good on my slim, not terribly pumped avatar.Â The abs aren’t a ripped six-pack but still show good tone and definition. Â The nipples are well placed, and for a change not dime-sized–if you’re one of the many guys (and I’ve talked to you, I know you’re out there) who wonder why the nipples on men’s skins are always so small, this skin might be just what you’re looking for.
sachi’s line of skins for men showcases a wide variety of muscle tone and levels of definition, from lightly muscled as you see here to fully ripped. Â She explained, “I try to have a variety in the skins because some like very muscled, and some like a more natural, athletic look.” Â ”Luke” is a great alternative if you’re looking for a skin that’s less muscular but still healthy and fit.
“Luke” comes in two skin tones, one light and the other more tan. Â The skins are also moddable and therefore tintable across a wide range using the SL sliders. Â The skin shown here is the lighter tone, and for your reference I settled on a skin slider setting somewhere around 23. Â These skins have the same slightly matte finish I associate with tintable skins in general–not a bad thing at all, just different from the glossier finishes you’ll see on some non-tintable skins. Â I’m not a skin designer, but I suspect that this has to do with the transparency requirements for a skin to be tintable and the undesirability of having “baked-in” highlights on a tintable skin. Â I’d love to hear from any skin designers who can either confirm that I’m on the right track or point out that I’m way off base.
I myself don’t have a foot fetish (really, I swear), but sachi’s skins have always had some of the best foot detailing I’ve seen. Â We all know how clunky feet can look in SL–sachi is definitely making the most of what she’s got to work with.
“Luke” comes with five different facial hair options, including clean shaven as shown here. Â Priced at L$4000 for a pack of all facial hair options in the skin tone of your choice. Â Single skins are not available in the store, but you are invited to IM sachi for single skin prices. Â Demo packs, available for L$1, include all available facial hair options. Â One skin in the demo pack is moddable, so you can try out the tinting as well.
Available at at Adam n Eve (Genesis 192, 131, 35). Â Be sure to take a look around and check out the wide range of available skins while you’re there!