Every once in a while, I try to broaden my horizons a little. I’ve had my eye on designer LoneWolf Mackenzie of Lone ever since he came to my attention a few weeks ago. I’ll be the first to observe that LoneWolf’s designs aren’t the kind of thing I wear most often, but I think his style and sensibility are well worth checking out. I asked LoneWolf about his design influences and mission for his clothing line, and his response was to the point: “My approach is to make unique, detailed designs for the urban man.” I like a man who knows what he’s all about. Judge for yourself.
The “Basics” outfit consists of a shirt and jeans in detailed, wash- and wear-distressed denim. There’s a wide range of opinion regarding hand-painted vs. photo-sourced fabric textures. Personally, I admire aspects of each and believe firmly that there’s room in the world for both. I think that the realistic photo-sourced fabric textures used here are perfect for navigating a gritty downtown landscape. The shirt is provided on both the shirt and jacket layer, so you can wear it tucked or untucked. The unbuttoned shirt is far from businesslike, but you can easily throw on a tee underneath, if the occasion calls for it. In keeping with LoneWolf’s design approach, details include oversized patch pockets and seriously flared cuffs on the jeans. Be sure that you’re committed to the pants flare as you won’t be modding them down–permissions are transfer / no copy / no mod. “Basics” comes in black, gray (above) and blue (at right) and is priced at L$200 per set, or L$400 for a pack of all three colors.
Note: Since this review was first published, the designer has indicated that he will change the permissions on the pants he sells to allow modification. See the Comments section for details.
“Victor” includes gray denim pants and untucked (jacket-layer) shirts in puple, red and olive. These pants also feature photo-sourced fabric textures, but the shirts show evidence of details and shading done by hand, and the fabric has an Ultrasuede/microfiber smoothness and sheen. The very slightly open shirts reveal just a hint of skin, or undershirt if you add one to the mix. Available as a set for L$300; not available individually. Permissions on these items are transfer / no copy / no mod.
The “Cuddle” sets include a jacket-layer sweater and coordinating pants. The sweater is particularly impressive with its soft, fleecy-looking texture, wide ribbed cuffs at neck, sleeves and waist, and attractive contouring and shading. Like the others, these pants feature oversize pockets and a loose fit with flared cuffs.
This set is clearly designed with getting up close and personal in mind–perfect for the sensitive bridge-and-tunnel guy on his way to meet up with the S.O. “Cuddle” is available in creme (pictured), yellow, olive and red and will set you back L$200 per set or L$600 for the pack of all four colors. Also available styled for women and in packs for couples. Permissions are transfer / no copy / no mod, so again–the pants cuff flare is a lifetime commitment.
In all honesty, perhaps my personal favorite of LoneWolf’s currently available designs would be these Bruce Lee Ass Kicking Button Down Shirts. With a name like that, what’s not to love? Available as a set of two shirts (one color, one black-and-white), these feature gorgeous, detailed artwork on front and sleeves. They are truly awesome! As these are provided only on the jacket layer, they can only be worn untucked as you see here. Priced at L$175 for the set of two.
With these few items, I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of the menswear collection at Lone. Hopefully now you’re interested enough to drop by the shop and take a look around for yourself! In addition to his designs for men, LoneWolf also showcases a variety of items for women as well as outfit sets for couples.
All items are available at Lone (Sterling Pointe 213, 163, 22). Menswear is on the third floor.
Photographed on location in the Downtown sim.