It isn’t every day, week or even month that IÂ dedicate a reviewÂ to a new skin.Â Of course weâ€™ve featured a variety of different skins here, in the Style ThrowdownÂ series as well as other posts, with some particularlyÂ fun stuffÂ over Halloween,Â if I do say so myself.Â I can speak only for myself here, butÂ for me putting together a sufficiently fair, thorough and interesting review of a skin is very time-intensive and, quite frankly, a lot of work, so it’s not something I do very often.Â Â I like to live in the skin for at least a few days before even starting to put the review together, so I not only get a feel for being in the skin myself but also (hopefully) get some feedback from others as well.Â Hopefully that doesn’t sound too crazy-philosophical; it’s just the way I like to work.Â Anyone else’s mileage may well vary, and significantly at that.
But when a skin really appeals to me, works well for me, maybe even excites me–that’s one I want to write about and share.Â That brings us to “Jiro”Â and “Ichiro”, male skins by denchu Dench of DEN-DOU.Â These are smoothly muscled skins, front and back, with fine definition and tone but neither extremely built nor “ripped” musculature.Â I find them well balanced and gracefully executed, and I’m very pleased with how well they work on my slim avie.Â Actually, I’m holding back–I think they look great on me and would likely do the same for any guy whose avatar is less bulky.
Both skins come in five tones: Pale, Light, Ochre, Bronze andÂ Dark.Â Ichiro is shown here in Bronze, Jiro in Light, so the full range of tones is even broader.Â You can choose from five different facial hair styles, and skins with eyeliner are available separately.
The differences between Jiro and Ichiro are subtle and, as near as I can tell, confined to the brows.Â Ichiro’s eyebrows are darker and more substantial, although well groomed and not bushy, while Jiro’s are lighter in color and less heavy.Â For me, this gives IchiroÂ a slightly more mature look, while I think JiroÂ seemsÂ more boyish.Â The body and face detailing appears to be otherwise the same on the two skins.Â For the pictures accompanying this post, I’ve worn a few of the different facial hair options as well as skins with and without eyeliner.Â The various goatee and other styles are neatly groomed, and the eyelinerÂ is noticeable without being overdone or heavy-handed.
Each skin styleÂ includes twoÂ versions, one with body hair and one without.Â Otherwise identical to the “clean” skins, the skins with body hair also have a discreet trail, a smudge of armpit hair (not as detailed as that on Naughty’s Dante), and a light dustingÂ on the arms.Â With each skin, you also getÂ eyes, brow and body shapes, and a facelight; I’m wearing the eyes and brow shape here.Â I found the body shapeÂ to beÂ slightly heavier than my own, and differently proportioned, althougn not significantly taller.Â I’m not sure if this is the shape worn by the models in the ad artwork for these skins or not.Â The facelight isÂ unscripted, butÂ the effect is subtle and pleasing–I’m wearing it here in favor of my regular, preferred facelight and it really does seem to help these skins to look their best.
Jiro and Ichiro are priced at L$1000 for a single skin, or L$8000 for set of 10 skins (all variations in a single tone).Â You can try onÂ free demos before you make your purchase decision.Â Skins for women are also available.
At DEN-DOU (Isle of Tranquility 41, 214, 23).